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Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre's 'Anything Goes' is a pleasure cruise

Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre's 'Anything Goes' is a pleasure cruise

Setting a new high with Cole Porter's "Anything Goes," director Jerry Vess marks his seventh Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre directorial assignment by adding sparkle to the opening of the outdoor theater's 47th season under the stars.

Not only has Vess gathered a stellar cast to lend extra zest to Porter's timeless classic, but as set designer he has also created a fabulous tri-level cruise ship SS America complete with realistic smokestacks and portholes.

A construction crew of four along with several artist-painters helped Vess. Onboard wall panels rotate to become staterooms where comic action amuses at a rapid pace in quick scene changes. Instantly drawing the...