Kellye Cash Stars in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN at CC Playhouse, 5/2-7/11
Cumberland County Playhouse starts May off with a bang as they present Irving Berlin's beloved musical Annie Get Your Gun, starring Tennessee's Miss America Kellye Cash as sharpshooter Annie Oakley. Set to one of Berlin's most famous scores, the show contains such classics as "There's No Business Like Show Business", "Doin' What Comes Naturally", "You Can't Get a Man With a Gun", "They Say It's Wonderful", "My Defenses Are Down" and "Anything You Can Do".
Ms. Cash plays Annie, a plucky backwoods gal whose astonishing shooting skills earn her a spot in Buffalo Bill's traveling show... and spark a competition with the show's handsome headliner, Frank Butler (Britt Hancock). The two soon fall for each other, but when Annie's act outshines her beau's, she discovers that what's good for business can be bad for romance. Bill Frey co-stars as Buffalo Bill and the cast of colorful characters includes a host of Playhouse favorites: Anna Baker, Daniel Black, DeAnna Etchison, Carol Irvin, Lauren Marshall, Leila Nelson, Austin Price, Jason Ross, Michael Ruff, Chaz Sanders and many more. Directed by Weslie Webster, this lighthearted "tall tale" is packed with singing, dancing, sharpshooting and all the excitement - and exaggeration - of America's Wild West, Annie Get Your Gun is a testament to female ingenuity and plain, old-fashioned fun.
Annie Get Your Gun runs from May 2 through July 11, is rated G and is sponsored by Plateau Pediatrics. Firearms sponsor for the show is Tabor's Pawn Shop. For more information, or for tickets and reservations, call the box office at 931-484-5000 or visit www.ccplayhouse.com.
Also at the Playhouse, the hilarious farce The Foreigner (rated G, co-sponsored by Beltone Hearing Aid Center and Crossville Tile Outlet) has been held over through May 16. The Diary of Anne Frank (rated G, sponsored by Life Care Center of Crossville) runs through May 22 and Smoke on the Mountain (rated G, sponsored by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store) opens May 30 and runs through August 8. Tickets and information are also available for Southern Stars Symphonic Brass and other events. All CCP productions are made possible through sponsor support, with additional support provided by the Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.