Comedy and talent at Lyric

By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 26, 2012

The pacing of all on-board shenanigans is effortlessly fleet, with fine attention to fun and sensuous details. The crack Angels (Kathy O'Leary Ball, Heather Libby, Bailey Auspland, and Cory Bucknam) are sweetly provocative, well-rehearsed in their tap numbers, attractively outfitted in a slew of different duds, and entertainingly provided with props of pink champagne and whipped cream as they cavort into and out of men's cabins. The live band, though situated in the balcony and sometimes overpowering of even the strongest voices on stage, is likewise brisk and expressive. And the show offers some luxurious musical-theater moments: Torrey's sly and supple phrasing, in that all-bets-are-off title number, is pure magic.

ANYTHING GOES | music and lyrics by Cole Porter | directed by Celeste Green | produced by Lyric Music Theater, in South Portland | through October 6 | 207.799.1421

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