April 6, 2018



Cole Porter’s Anything Goes Docks at Woodlawn Theatre

The Popular Musical Romp Boasts Laughs, Loves, Dance, and Song on the High Seas



SAN ANTONIO, TX – Beginning April 13th, San Antonio audiences will be treated to hilarity and hijinks aboard the SS American as Anything Goes begins its run at Woodlawn Theatre. With songs and lyrics by Cole Porter, captivating choreography, and a stellar cast, Woodlawn Theatre’s production of Anything Goes delivers springtime fun.


Based on the book by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse, later revised by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, the 1934 musical takes place aboard the ocean liner SS American. Along for the ride are headstrong temptress Reno Sweeney and her pal Billy Crocker. The two team up when Billy, a known playboy, falls for heiress Hope Harcourt, only to find she’s engaged. Reno and Billy concoct a wild plan to break up Hope and fiancé Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Hilarity ensues and musical dance numbers abound as the ship makes it way from New York to London.


Woodlawn Theatre’s Anything Goes is directed by Christopher Rodriguez and stars Carla Sankey as lead Reno Sweeney. Sankey is also director of choreography for the production. "I love Reno because she is somewhat of a cartoon version of myself. She's bold and confident but also silly and romantic," says Sankey. "Choreographing the big tap number in Anything Goes has been a challenge for me. I don't have the opportunity to stage a company tap number like this often, but I was up for the challenge!"


With musical direction by Jane Haas, Anything Goes features a renowned score from legendary Cole Porter, including “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “It’s De-Lovely,” “Blow, Gabriel, Blow,” and of course the musical’s main title “Anything Goes.”


During the production’s run, Woodlawn Theatre will be accepting donations to benefit The Guadalupe Dance Company. In addition, the Theatre will showcase works by local artist Sarah Brooke Lyons as part of their mission to highlight and support visual arts in the San Antonio community.


Anything Goes opens on April 13th and runs through May 13th and is presented by arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc., 560 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10022.



Performance Dates & Times:

April 13 – May 13, 2018

Evening shows every Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm

Matinee shows every Sunday at 3:00 pm

Special matinee show Saturday on April 21st at 2:00 pm (no evening show this day)


Promotional Nights:

Pride Night – April 20th

College Night – May 4th

Educational Night – May 11th

ASL (American Sign Language) Night – May 12th


Media Sponsor: KONO 101.1


Location: Woodlawn Theatre is located at 1920 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio, TX 78201


Ticket Prices: Adults $30, Senior/Military/First Responders $24, Children/Student $18 | Groups of 10 people or more receive a 20% discount  


Ticket Information: Woodlawn Theatre Box Office, (210) 267-8388

10a-5p, Tue-Fri |11a-2p, Sat |


Parking: Free parking is available and located behind Vogue College of Cosmetology on W Lynwood Ave. This area is specifically designated for patrons and is patrolled by a uniformed security guard during the run of each show. 


Media Contact: Jeanette Fernandez, (210) 267-8388, 




About Woodlawn Theatre

The Woodlawn Theatre is San Antonio’s historic local theatre, located in the heart of the Deco District at 1920 Fredericksburg Road.  A 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, Woodlawn Theatre is devoted to creating opportunities for the surrounding community by providing quality, entertaining, educational, and affordable programming for all ages. For more information, visit


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