San Diego Musical Theatre Presents Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, Now thru 5/25
San Diego Musical Theatre announces Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, (press opening on Saturday, May 10) at the North Park Theatre.
ANNIE GET YOUR GUN scored a bull's eye when it returned to Broadway in 1999, starring Bernadette Peters and sporting a revised libretto by Tony, Oscar and Emmy winner Peter Stone. As Newsday reported, Stone's revisions 'are sweetly ingenious, and the show is a dream.' Stone reshaped the 1946 book to create a Wild West show-within-a-show that frames the ageless 'Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better' love story of sharpshooters Annie Oakley and Frank Butler. Stone has added a secondary romance between the younger sister of Frank's bothersome assistant Dolly, and a boy who is (to Dolly's horror) part Native American'. Joined to the new book, of course, is that amazing Irving Berlin score, featuring hit after hit after hit. 'Irving Berlin's greatest achievement in the theater,' wrote the New York Post, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN 'will always be a musical for the ages, one of the Broadway theater's enduring triumphs.'
JOHN TODD (Director/Choreographer) Credits include: a new half hour pilot for the FOX network, "The Muppets Most Wanted," "Sofia The First," "Monster's University," "Jake and the Neverland Pirates," and "Mulan" stage shows for Disney. THEATER: "The Music Man" (MTW), "Kiss Me Kate" (Cabrillo Music Theatre) "Sunset Boulevard" (MTW), "Company" (Crown City), "Bells Are Ringing" and "Anyone Can Whistle" (MTW), "Jasper In Deadland" (PMT), "Falsettos," "The Full Monty" (Third Street Theater), "Gypsy" and "Merrily We Roll Along". Mr. Todd has also created 3 works for Houston Ballet. As a performer, Mr. Todd's Broadway credits include, "Movin' Out" (original cast) and "The Phantom of The Opera."
DON LE MASTER (Music Director) As resident MD and Conductor for SDMT, Don received the Outstanding Musical Direction award from the San Diego Theater Critic Circle for SDMT's productions of The Full Monty and The Sound of Music and was nominated for A Chorus Line. Most recently, he was seen onstage, conducting the SDMT orchestra in White Christmas and in the pit conducting Cats. Don has worked for many theaters including: Moonlight Amphitheatre, Cygnet, South Bay, Starlight, The Globe and McCoy Rigby. He was nominated for Outstanding Musical Direction for Performance Riverside's 1776 at the 2004 Ovation Awards.
Matthew Novotny, Lighting Designer - Janet Pitcher, Costume Co-Ordinator - Megan Sprowls*, Stage Manager
Beth Malone* (Annie Oakley) Starred in the original Broadway and Off-Broadway casts of Ring of Fire, The Marvelous Wonderettes and Bingo! Originated the role of Alison in the critically acclaimed musical, Fun Home. Original cast recordings of Fun Home, Ring of Fire, The Marvelous Wonderettes and Bingo! Regional: Sister Act (original cast), 9 to 5, Les Miserables, Annie Get Your Gun and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers for which Beth won the 2013 Ovation Award.
Steve Blanchard* (Frank Butler) Broadway: Beauty & The Beast, Camelot, The Three Musketeers, A Christmas Carol. National Tours: Little House on the Prairie, Camelot, Phantom of the Opera, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to The Forum, Hans Christian Andersen. Regional: Little House on the Prairie (Guthrie), The Grinch Who Stole Christmas (Old Globe), (Lyric of Oklahoma), Esmeralda (St. Louis Rep).
Additional Cast: John Polhamus*, Paul Morgavo, Sean Tamburrino, Debbie David, Jeni Baker, Steven Rada, Jim Marshall, Conor Tibbs, Amy Beth Batchelor, Eric Betts, Liz Daniels, Carlos Ferrusca, Siri Hafso, Danny Hansen, Aurore Joly, Tellina Lee, Matthew Naegeli, Hanz Enyeart, Tamara Rodriguez, Justin Segura, Taylor Simmons, Noah Baird, Ava Bunn, Taylor Coleman, Claire Scheper and Matthew Naegeli. *Member of Actors Equity
Single tickets for SDMT's production of ANNIE GET YOUR GUN are $26.00, $36.00, $46.00 and $56.00. Children 16 years and under receive a $10 discount. Seniors 65 years and older receive a $5.00 discount. Equity and Actor's Alliance may purchase up to 2 tickets at half price. Groups of 10 or more receive a 25% discount. For individual or group tickets contact the Administrative Office at 858-560-5740 or visit SDMT online at www.sdmt.org.
ANNIE GET YOUR GUN show times are Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m..
The North Park Theatre, 2891 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92104. There is street and a parking structure across the street from the theatre. For more information and tickets call the San Diego Musical Theatre Administrative Office at 858-560-5740. The San Diego Musical Theatre Administrative Office is located at 4652 Mercury Street, San Diego, CA 92111. Box Office hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed from 1pm-2pm), Monday through Thursday. Open 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Fridays.
San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) is an award-winning, nonprofit theater company that seeks to bring vibrant musical theatre to the San Diego community. The mission of SDMT is to impact audiences by producing a range of classic and contemporary musical productions that engage and enhance the overall theatre experience. By partnering with professional actors, musicians, and technicians SDMT infuses momentum and energy into one of the only true American art forms. SDMT's vision is to create an environment where high-quality musical theatre thrives in San Diego for generations to come.
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