Imagine being transported back to a time when steam boats, tap dancing and flapper dresses were the norm during the mid-30s. That’s just the setting the Tony Award-winning musical Anything Goes plays out for its audiences every night on stage at the Ahmanson Theatre.
The classic 1934 musical has been revived for the modern era during its run at the Ahmanson, and star Erich Bergen joined Pat Prescott to talk more about the play and how it’s still as sharp as ever.
“The show was written in 1934. A lot of shows from that era, they have that stuffiness, the jokes are dated,” said Erich. “But with Anything Goes, because of the care that it’s been given and the updates and the attention…it’s still completely hip and completely funny.”
The musical even gets his mother’s seal of approval, who has seen it multiple times, but continues to laugh at all the jokes every time.
Listen to part one of the interview: