Another Oldie-but-Goodie an hour from Midtown…Published: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 By: Phillip Dorian Source: Scene On Stage
Another Oldie-but-Goodie an hour from Midtown…
Elmsford, New York, bordering Tarrytown, is the home of Westchester Broadway Theatre, a professional (Actors Equity) company that stages a wide variety of shows from the American Musical Theatre catalog. Recent productions of “Annie Get Your Gun” from 1946 and “A Chorus Line” (’75) have been outstanding; currently, WBT is turning back the clock to 1934 with a high-spirited production of Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes.”
Set aboard a luxury liner on a trans-Atlantic voyage, the story-line, equal parts romance and comedy, is just an appetizer to the main course, Porter’s music and lyrics: “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “You’re the Top,” “Easy to Love,” “It’s Delovely” and the rousing title song. And that’s just the first act!
And speaking of appys and main courses, WBT puts the good name back into Dinner (or Lunch) Theatre, with an evening menu that includes Filet of Sole w/ Crabmeat Stuffing, Prime Rib, and more, including two different chicken entrees, neither of which brings to mind the well-worn dinner theater cliché. All served with salad, breads, fancy dessert and tea/coffee. There’s also a full bar for those who might want to sip a Chardonnay during “Blow, Gabriel, Blow” and “All Through the Night” – in act two!
“Anything Goes” runs through September 9, followed by the Maury Yeston/Arthur Kopit “Phantom,” “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” and “Newsies” into 2019. Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford, NY. For lunch/dinner show schedules, directions and all-inclusive pricing: 914-592-2222 or online at www.broadwaytheatre.com