Anything Goes


Anything Goes concerns madcap antics aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London. Billy Crocker is a stowaway in love with heiress Hope Harcourt, who is engaged to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and Public Enemy Number 13, “Moonface” Martin, aid Billy in his quest to win Hope.


Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter

Original Book by P.G. Wodehouse, Guy Bolton, Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse

New Book by Timothy Crouse, John Weidman
This version of Anything Goes was adapted from the 1987 Broadway revival. 

Is presented through special arrangement with Original Theatrical.
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by Origin Theatrical


March 3 – 25, 2023


creative team

Miranda Selwood


Miranda Selwood holds a Bachelor of Music Theatre from the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music, having come from a decade of dance training.  She has extensive experience as a performer in community and semi-professional productions in Brisbane including: Miss Adelaide in Blue Fish Theatrical’s Guys and Dolls, Eliza Doolittle in Savoyard’s My Fair Lady, Mrs Lovett in Ignatians’ Sweeney Todd, Reno Sweeney in Savoyards’ Anything Goes and The Witch in Ignatians’ Into The Woods. More recently Miranda has become known for her work as a Director, including Avenue Q and Little Shop of Horrors for the Brisbane Arts Theatre; Spamalot and the award-winning production of Shrek: The Musical for PRIMA; and The Boy From Oz for Savoyards. She is especially proud of her directorship of Ignatians’ Little Women in 2013. Under the banner of Mirthful Productions, Miranda has proudly produced The 24 Hour Musical Project across its first six years and is now a Founding Director of the 24HMP Foundation which will produce the Project’s future iterations. Miranda has a true appreciation for the pure joy of the Broadway Musical and a special place in her heart for 42nd Street (the movie, the musical and the place).

Bec Swain


It’s safe to say Bec has caught that musical theatre ‘bug.’ Since performing in her first show over twenty years ago she has been involved in countless productions both onstage and behind the scenes. Some performance highlights have been Millie (Thoroughly Modern Millie), Meg Giry (The Phantom of the Opera), Liesl (The Sound of Music) and Louise (Carousel).

Following graduation from a Masters of Counselling degree, Bec spent several years performing at Tokyo Disney Resort and in 2019 spent three months in New York studying an intensive program at Broadway Dance Centre; learning from industry professionals and seeing every single Broadway show!

Currently a teacher at Bayside Dance in Wynnum, Bec has taught at a number of dance schools across Australia and is really enjoying extending into choreography for theatre. Bec is thrilled to be working with Phoenix Ensemble for the very first time having previously choreographed for Mamma Mia (Queensland Musical Theatre), Gypsy (Beenleigh Theatre Group), Annie (Savoyards) and The Mikado (Savoyards).

Jacob Cavanough

Musical Director.

Jacob Cavanough is a conductor, percussionist and teacher with over 20 years of experience. He holds a Bachelor of Music from QUT and teaches percussion at two Brisbane schools. Jake and has performed in more than 30 musical theatre productions with companies including Savoyards, BMT, QMT, Ignatians and Starlight on percussion, keyboard, trumpet and bass. He is the founding conductor and musical director of South of the River Community Band and is a founding member of contemporary percussion ensemble Percussimo. Jake directs the Drum For Life program with Here’s to Life Redlands and gets a kick out of freelancing regularly with orchestras and ensembles around South-East Queensland. He is partial to anything by Sondheim or Gilbert & Sullivan and has been known to tolerate Lloyd Webber for a fee. He has a passion for musical theatre with its power to tell stories and bring people together, and the unique buzz that each performance can give. Jake is thrilled to be on deck with Phoenix for his maiden voyage as MD for Anything Goes.


cast & crew

Reno Sweeney Jaime O’Donoghue
Billy Crocker Zach Price
Hope Harcourt Kristen Barros
Lord Evelyn Oakleigh Jordan Ross
Moonface Martin Tristan Vanyai
Erma Vivien Wood
Eli Whitney Rod Jones
Evangeline Harcourt Natalie Box
Captain David Bancroft
Spit Aaron Anderson
Purser Nick Ferguson
Dippy Julie Eisentrager
Sailors Daniel Lelic, Jack Rabbidge, Ben Webb, Sally Faint
Angels Kayleigh Bancroft, Kim Kee, Hayley Marsh, Grace Clarke
Ensemble Levi Rayner, Andrew Kassab, Lauren Ryan

Director Miranda Selwood
Musical Director Jacob Cavanough
Choreographer Bec Swain
Stage Manager TBC
Lighting Design TBC
Set Design TBC
Set Construction TBC

Programme Design
Photography TBC