BTHS presents “Anything Goes”

Students have been hard at work preparing for this year’s spring play making its debut March 22.

The students of Burlington Township High School’s drama department will be performing their spring production, “Anything Goes”, under the direction of theater teacher Joe Farina.

“This is a musical from 1934 by Cole Porter. It’s a story that takes place on a cruise ship going from New York to London. It was written in the middle of the Great Depression so the idea was really to lift everyone’s spirits. It’s just crazy comedy, really fast-paced” said Farina. “It’s one of the best scores ever written for musical theater.”

Last year, the high school performed “Rent,” which deals with some heavy subject matters like the AIDS crisis. With “Anything Goes,” Farina sought a show with a lighter tone.

“I hope people can just come and have a good time,” said Farina.

Performances of “Anything Goes” are scheduled for March 22, 23, 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. and March 24 at 2 p.m. in the high school’s performing arts center. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for adults and free for seniors with a gold card. Online tickets are available at bthstheater.org.