Box Office – Anything Goes

Anything Goes

Oct 15 – Nov 3, 2013

Performance runs 2 hours 25 minutes including intermission.

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter

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

New Book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman

Directed and Choreographed by Kathleen Marshall

2011 Tony® Awards for Best Musical Revival and Choreography!
Start with a boatload of madcap comedy, enough tap dancing to start a tsunami, and some of Cole Porter's most De-Licious songs: You’re the Top, I Get a Kick Out of You, and of course, Anything Goes!



Plan Your Visit

Anything Goes runs 2 hours, 25 mintues including intermission.

Whether this is your first visit to The 5th Avenue Theatre or your 50th, we want to ensure that you enjoy every moment. If you have any questions about the theater accommodations or services, please call 206-625-1900 or e-mail

Arrival Time

Productions begin promptly, so please arrive at least 15 minutes early. Doors open 45 minutes before the show and seating begins 30 minutes before the curtain.

Late Seating

Patrons arriving late will be seated at the first suitable pause in the performance in the least disruptive location. Following intermission, an usher will help you find your seat.


All performances will take place as scheduled, regardless of weather conditions.


Children under four years of age, including babes in arms, will not be admitted. 5th Avenue productions are generally suitable for ages 8 and above. Complimentary booster seats are available at the Coat Check.

Some shows deal with mature themes and may not be appropriate for all children. For information on whether a particular show is suitable for your child, please see the Parental Guidelines on the production pages of this website.

Emergency Contact

Please leave the following information with your sitter or service, so we can quickly locate you in the event of an emergency:
Theatre Coat Check phone:  206-625-1294
Your account number, seat location: aisle, section, row, and seat number

Coat Check & Assistive Devices

Complimentary Coat Check is located in the lobby next to Aisle 3. You may check any item you don’t wish to carry into the theater. Booster seats and Braille playbills are available at no charge.  Binoculars may be rented for $5.00.

Food & Drinks

Refreshments are available for purchase on both levels of the lobby before the performance and during intermission. Food and drinks, except for bottled soft drinks and water, are not permitted inside the auditorium.

Ticket Refunds & Exchanges

You may exchange your tickets, if you do so 24 hours or more prior to your scheduled performance date.  Subscribers may exchange tickets for free.  Single-ticket buyers are charged an exchange fee.  Please note:  Tickets are non-refundable.

You may also donate your tickets back to the non-profit  5th Avenue Theatre and receive a donation receipt for your income taxes. Please call 206.625.1900 prior to your performance  to arrange a ticket donation.

Lost Tickets

If you lose or forget your tickets, please call 206-625-1900 or 888-5TH-4TIX for a replacement. You may pick up your tickets at the Box Office on the day of the show.

Third-Party Tickets

We strongly discourage patrons from purchasing tickets through outside vendors. Tickets bought from scalpers, brokers or by other third-party means may be counterfeit or inadmissible, and they are often grossly overpriced. These purchases do not benefit the performers, producers or The 5th Avenue Theatre. Purchasing directly from the 5th Avenue Theatre is your best bet for best seats and best available prices.

Cameras & Recorders

The use of cameras and video or audio recording equipment is strictly prohibited. You may leave these items at the Coat Check.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is not allowed in any part of the theater nor within 25 feet of the theater entrance.

Firearms Policy

No firearms of any kind are allowed in any part of the theater.

Ask an Usher

If you experience any discomfort during a performance, an usher or the House Manager will be glad to assist you.


Parental Guidelines

Rated PG

Anything Goes is a dance-filled romp aboard an ocean liner featuring hapless gangsters, flirtatious gun molls, wealthy tycoons, beautiful showgirls, FBI agents, and glamorous debutantes. The plot involves manic chase scenes, myriad disguises, mistaken identities, love triangles, and celebrity worship – all served up with Cole Porter’s delectable songs!


Adult Language:

The language is very mild, consisting mainly of “hells” and “damns.”



Many of the characters are seen drinking (beer, gin, champagne, Manhattans, etc.), sometimes to excess (“Seven is my limit”). A classic Cole Porter song contains this famous lyric: “Some get a kick from cocaine / I’m sure that if I took even one sniff / That would bore me terrific’lly too / Yet I get a kick out of you.”



None; gangsters are seen carrying guns that are not used.


Sexual References:

References to sexual behavior are implied rather than explicit. Billy and Hope reminisce about their first meeting when they had a little too much wine and took a cab for “a little spin around the park” lasting five hours.
Billy: You fell asleep after --
Hope: I remember!

Erma, a gangster’s moll, describes her assignations with a few of the sailors, using sexual innuendoes. Sample: “A certain sailor is going to show me the fine points of stoking.” Later Erma will be seen hiding in a lifeboat with two sailors who “look exhausted, but pleasantly so;” she will steal one of their uniforms for use as a disguise.

Lord Evelyn Oakleigh recalls a Chinese girl named Plum Blossom with whom he had “an unpremeditated romp in the rice.”


Note: Children under 4 years of age, including babies in arms, will not be admitted.