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Moonlight concludes Act One with an amazing homage. Led by young Hannah Bagalot (who has the size, and the talent, of an Olympic gymnast), the song “Anything Goes” morphs into a full production number: 42 shoes tapping that sound in unison! Then the choreographer ups the ante by toning everything down. The orchestra quits. Bagalot comes forward and, without missing a beat, begins an “acoustic” version: just her, tapping. Others join in, then more, and then — the sheer excitement of live theater. ■

Anything Goes, music and lyrics by Cole Porter, new book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman

Moonlight Amphitheatre, Brengle Terrace Park, 1200 Vale Terrace, Vista

Directed and choreographed by Jon Engstrom, cast: Tracy Lore, Jeffrey Scott Parsons, Barry Pearl, Joel W. Gossett, Courtney Fero, Dagmar Krause Fields, Nick Tubbs, Stephen Gentry, Hannah Bagalot, Ted Lieb; scenic design, N. Dixon Fish; lighting, Christina L. Munich; sound, Bryon Anderson; musical director, Justin Gray; conductor, Kenneth Gammie

Playing through September 8; Wednesday through Sunday at 8:00 p.m. 760-724-2110

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