Anything Goes in Arvin

The cast of ‘Anything Goes in Arvin”: back row, from left: Nicholas Winters, Michael Kubik and Matthew Thompson. Front row, from left: Ann O’Neill, Jennifer Prince and Tessa Ogles. 

Photo courtesy of Michael Prince

It’s the 1920s and Arvin is the place to be!

The music is loud, the food plentiful, the people vibrant and full of energy. That is until William “Randolph” Werst is elected mayor and threatens to take it all away. Standing in the way are a few loyal citizens who look to expose the mayor’s corrupt ways and restore Arvin back to its former glory.

“Anything Goes in Arvin” will be showing at the Gaslight Melodrama Theatre & Music Hall through March 17, entertaining audiences with a fast-paced comedy that is zany, wacky and fun.

“We really wanted to do something that was just banging coming out right out the gate,” said Artistic Director Michael Prince, who penned the show in six months. “The characters get into peril right away, and the whole city is about to be lost. The newly elected mayor has stolen the beloved city guy named Steve. They try to rescue Steve from the evil mayor and at the same time expose the mayor for who he truly is, in hopes to save Arvin, and turn everything back to the good times it was before.”

In addition to the main show, the audience gets a nice cherry on top of their cake with a one-act musical, “The Vaudeville Revue,” arranged by Musical Director Warren Dobson.

Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the box office located at 12748 Jomani Drive or by calling 587-3377. 

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