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Point Boro Actors in 'Anything Goes' at Spring Lake Theater

By Charlie LaPlaca, PointPleasantPatch

The director and six of the actors in Anything Goes at Spring Lake Theatre Company's Community House are from Point Pleasant Borough.

Kerry Baglivio is directing. The cast includes Point residents Steve and Christine Baglivio; Felicia Catney; Andrew Ferrie; Chris Kubat and Lucas Westervelt.

And you can see the play tonight or next week. There are seven performances remaining at 8 p.m. tonight and Aug. 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, and 25.

The show opened Thursday at the Historic Spring Lake Community House.

Anything Goes, featuring the music of famed composer Cole Porter, originally opened on Broadway in 1934 at what is now the Neil Simon Theater.

According to a release from the company:

Anything Goes tells the story of a cast of zany characters traveling from New York to London aboard an ocean liner. Billy Crocker, a young Wall Street broker (Reid Henderson of Avon), stows away in order to win the heart of American debutant Hope Harcourt (Christine Baglivio of Point Pleasant), who, much to his dismay, is engaged to the stuffy Englishman, Sir Evelyn Oakleigh (Martin Grubman of Monmouth Beach).

With the help of former evangelist turned nightclub singer Reno Sweeney (Bre Cade of Point Pleasant), and Public Enemy #13 Moonface Martin (Joe Ronga of Point Pleasant) Billy attempts to win Hope’s affections and hilarity ensues.

Mary Lough provides the musical direction and theatergoers will recognize such classic Porter tunes as “You’re the Top,” “Anything Goes,” and “I Get a Kick Out of You,” says a company release.

"Producer Pat Barry of Spring Lake notes that over the last 34 years, the Spring Lake Theatre Company has always been noted for its emphasis on family participation and Anything Goes is no different," the release says.

Quadruplets Caroline, Theresa, John and Anne Miele are all involved in the production, and Director Kerry Baglivio is working with her sister Christine who plays Hope and her father Steve who plays the captain.

This is the fourth time the Spring Lake Theatre Company has produced Anything Goes (1979, 1989, 1999, 2012), which makes it tied with the musical Annie as the most produced and one of the most popular shows on the Spring Lake stage, the release says. Tickets are $28 for adults, $26 for seniors and students and $20 for children younger than 12 and can be purchased at or by calling the box office at 732-449-4530.

The Spring Lake Community House is located at 300 Madison Ave., Spring Lake.

The cast and director of local talent includes:

  • Kerry Baglivio (director), Point Pleasant
  • Christine Baglivio, Point Pleasant
  • Liz Anderson, Spring Lake Heights
  • Steve Baglivio, Point Pleasant
  • Delaney Burke, Brielle
  • Mike Caggiano, Spring Lake Heights
  • Felicia Catney, Point Pleasant
  • Brendan Doyle, Wall Township
  • Andrew Ferrie, Point Pleasant
  • Heather Flynn, Sea Girt
  • Kate Freeman, Spring Lake
  • Taylor Frizziola, Jackson
  • Kaitlyn Hunt, Wall Township
  • Billy Introcaso, Sea Girt
  • Brianne Kain, Shark River Hills
  • Cathy Kelly, Basking Ridge
  • Corinne Kenny, Brick Township
  • Chris Kubat, Point Pleasant
  • Myles Linzey, Bradley Beach
  • Anne Miele, Spring Lake Heights
  • Caroline Miele, Spring Lake Heights
  • Theresa Miele, Spring Lake Heights
  • Haley Patrick, Sea Girt
  • Owen Russell, Wall Township
  • Frank Ryan, Spring Lake
  • Janna Seduto, Farmingdale
  • Thea Sheridan, Belmar
  • Anna Steenland, Spring Lake
  • Lucas Westervelt, Point Pleasant
  • Laura Beth Wonsala, Manasquan