Annie Get Your Gun
September 14 - November 18, 2017
Set in the Wild West, where Frank Butler is the sharpest sharpshooter around and the heart-throb of Buffalo Bill's traveling Wild West show. He'll take on any challenge... and win. That is until Frank meets his match in the rough and ready tomboy sharpshooter, Annie Oakley. Romantic sparks fly, but as long as he is competitive and she is stubborn the course of true love never will run smooth.
Music & lyrics by Irving Berlin, Book by Herbert & Dorothy Fields. Directed and Choreographed by Richard Stafford, Musical Direction by Shane Parus.
Annie Get Your Gun, the musical, is a fictionalized version of the life of Annie Oakley. Annie’s (Devon Perry) ability as a sharpshooter wins her a job in Buffalo Bill's (Gary Lynch) Wild West show. Her brilliant shooting offends the masculinity of the show's star marksman, handsome baritone Frank Butler (Adam Kemmerer), and makes a romance between the pair impossible. A happy ending only arrives when wise old Sitting Bull (Marshall Factora) gently demonstrates to the naive Oakley that she can easily win the insecure Butler by intentionally losing a shooting competition. With songs such as “There’s No Business Like Show Business”, “The Girl That I Marry” and “Anything You Can Do” this wonderful Irving Berlin score will score a hit for all of us!
Devon Perry stars as Annie Oakley. She has appeared at WBT in Godspell, as Dolly in It Happened One Christmas Eve and as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. Making his WBT debut, Adam Kemmerer stars as Frank Butler. Kilty Reidy returns for his 9th show, as Charlie Davenport. Sarah Cline who played Linda Baker in our Christmas Inn, stars as Dolly. Gary Lynch will return to WBT as Buffalo Bill, you may remember him as the dentist in Little Shop Of Horrors and as Joe/Josephine in Sugar. Kevin C. Loomis will appear as Pawnee Bill. Marshall Factora will make his WBT debut as Sitting Bull. Featuring: Joseph Cullinane, Michael Dauer, James Spencer Dean, Shanna Heverly, Lucy Horton, Ryan Kleinman, Kevin Loreque, Sophie Lee Morris, Lizzy Palmer, Joey Rodriguez and Brittany Williams.
Directed & Choreographed by Richard Stafford who has directed many shows at WBT including Saturday Night Fever.; The Musical Director is Shane Parus; Associate Director/Choreographer is Krystin Pope. Costume design by Kara Branch, Costume coordinator is Heather Carey, Set design by Steve Loftus, Lighting Design is by Andrew Gmoser, Sound Design is by Mark Zuckerman, Wig & hair design by Gerard Kelly. The Production Stage Manager is Victor Lukas, ASM is Duane McDevitt and properties are by Grumpy Props. Lisa Tiso is the Associate Producer.