Westchester Broadway Theatre’s ANNIE GET YOUR GUN -Published: Friday, September 29, 2017 By: Camille Kaiser Source: THE CUE
“Annie Get Your Gun” was a pleasant surprise to me. This is a unique production which entertains with Irving Berlin’s beautiful music as well as affording us a peek at old-fashioned feminism.
As soon as Annie, played to perfection and with endless energy by Devon Perry, made her entrance, she owns the stage and it is immediately apparent that she is going to win in a man’s world. Adam Kemmerer, as Frank Butler, has an interesting touch of swagger and arrogance, tempered with a perfect amount of charm to win Annie’s heart.
Annie was vocally outstanding as was the rest of the cast. It was a pleasure to hear so many old favorites that many people may not recall being in this show – “Doin’ What Comes Naturally”, “Anything You Can Do”, “You Can’t Get A Man With A Gun”, “I Got The Sun In the Morning’ “They Say It’s Wonderful” and, of course, “There’s No Business Like Show Business”– and we all know there really isn’t!
Everyone in the cast clearly defines their characters and portrays them honestly and authentically. Sarah Cline, as Dolly Tate, is appropriately flamboyant with the right amount of hysteria to elicit laughs from the audience. Kilty Reidy, a WBT veteran, as always, has a strong stage presence and is a pleasure to watch. Gary Lynch, as Buffalo Bill, is delightful and commands the stage in his scenes. Marshall Factora, as Chief Sitting Bull, did a fine job as Chief Sitting Bull and Annie’s protector. The ensemble numbers were performed to perfection and with endless energy.
Kudos to Director/Choreographer, Richard Stafford, for once again bringing us an outstanding production and using the ¾ stage effectively. Costumes by Kara Branch were appropriate and fit the setting and time of the show. The set design by Steve Loftus is simple but effective. Andrew Gmoser’s lighting helps to add to the various moods and setting of the show.
Don’t miss this fun-filled family entertaining show. For reservations, call 914-592-2222.