ANNIE GET YOUR GUN:
March 7, 8 and 9, 6pm-8pm.
Be prepared to sing, move and read lines.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SING SOMETHING THAT IS NOT FROM THE SCORE, PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN RECORDED MUSIC AND/OR ACCOMPANIST!
Rough-and-tumble Annie Oakley is the best shot around. A backwoods gal, Annie uses her skill to support her family by selling the game she hunts. When she’s discovered by Buffalo Bill and persuaded to join his Wild West Show, Annie is plucked from obscurity and becomes the toast of Europe. Annie meets her match in Frank Butler, Buffalo Bill’s leading man and star marksman. She falls head over heels for Frank, but soon eclipses him as the main attraction in the show. Her success with a gun makes trouble for Annie’s chance at romance. Annie Get Your Gun follows the journey of Annie and Frank, revealing their competitive natures as they vie for best shot – and each other’s hearts. This fictionalized version of the life of real-life sharpshooter Annie Oakley and her romance with Frank Butler boasts a score of Irving Berlin gems including “There’s No Business Like Show Business”, “I Got Lost in His Arms”, “I Got the Sun in the Mornin’”, “Anything You Can Do,” and “They Say It’s Wonderful.” (Credit to StageAgent.)
Annie Oakley: 20’s-30’s, Mezzo-Soprano
Frank Butler: 30’s-40’s, Baritone
Charlie Davenport: 30’s – 50’s, Baritone
Dolly Tate: 30-50, Alto
Annie’s Little Brother and Sisters:
*Little Jake: Age 8ish, Alto
*Nellie: Age 9ish, Alto
*Jessie, Age 12ish, Alto
*Minnie, Age 15ish, Alto
Colonel Buffalo Bill: 50’s, Baritone
Chief Sitting Bull: 50’s, Minimal singing
Foster Wilson: 50’s, Minimal singing
Pawnee Bill: 50’s, Minimal Singing
Many other smaller character roles for adults and teens, including dancers, speaking parts and ensemble.