ANNIE GET YOUR GUN HITS THE MARK!Published: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 By: Evelyn J. Mocbeichel Source: PennySaver
The WBT in Elmsford has scored another winner with Annie Get Your Gun! As a child, I watched Westerns and wonderful Musicals from that time period with my Dad. One of my favorites featured the feisty heroine, Annie Oakley. Now the WBT presents its version running through November 18, perfect for adults & children to enjoy.
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 a Winning score and fabulous vocals by the two leads and ensemble, old favorites met with audience approval judging from their extended applause. Songs such as “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better,” The Girl That I Marry,” and “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” all wonderful Irving Berlin creations, make this production even more enjoyable.
The WBT always offers unique stage design, creative choreography and is consistent in its amazing casting selections.
Delicious dinner and lunch selections also complement the theatre experience.
Every show features performers that are perfect for the part, have strong singing and dancing abilities and most important; chemistry.
Devon Perry is perfect as the woodsy, homespun Annie who relies on her marksmanship to feed her siblings, but when she falls in love has to discover her away around the romance arena.
Funny, heartwarming and loaded with favorite classic songs, this production is a lively, wonderful production not to be missed.
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