Goodspeed Opera Extends ANNIE GET YOUR GUN Thru 7/3

Goodspeed Musicals, the only two time Tony Award-winning theatre in the country, announced today that Annie Get Your Gun will continue to play to enthusiastic audiences for 7 additional performances. This tuneful hit comedy for the entire family has been extended through July 3, 2010. Annie Get Your Gun is sponsored by Webster Bank and Comcast.

Performances are Wednesdays at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 and 8 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m. Added performances are: Wednesday ,June 30, at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, July 1, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, July 2, at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Saturday, July 3, at 2 and 6:30 p.m. For a complete schedule and tickets call the Box Office at 860.873.8668, open seven days a week or visit us online at www.goodspeed.org. For show highlights, exclusive photos, special events and more visit us at goodspeed.org and follow us on facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Saddle up for a Wild West adventure! Ride along with Annie Oakley, a backwoods gal with a sure-shot and quick wit, as she challenges dashing marksman Frank Butler to be the star of Buffalo Bill's traveling show. Sparks fly faster than bullets as the competition and romance heat up. Featuring some of Broadway's greatest songs: "There's No Business Like Show Business," "Anything You Can Do," " I Got The Sun In The Morning," and "You Can't Get A Man With A Gun." This Irving Berlin classic hits the bulls-eye every time!

Annie Get Your Gun features Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin and Original Book by Herbert Fields and Dorothy Fields as revised by Peter Stone.

Annie Get Your Gun is directed by Rob Ruggiero whose work has been seen on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in award-winning regional theatres around the country. Mr. Ruggiero returns to Goodspeed where he directed 1776, Big River and last year's sensation Camelot. Choreographer for this production is Noah Racey who thrilled Goodspeed audiences as Charley Wykeham in Where's Charley? . Mr. Racey served as Associate Choreographer of the Broadway sensation Thoroughly Modern Millie. Other Broadway credits include Curtains, Never Gonna Dance, and Follies. Annie Get Your Gun is produced for Goodspeed Musicals by Michael P. Price.

Dedicated to the preservation and advancement of musical theatre, Goodspeed Musicals produces three musicals each season at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn., and additional productions at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn., which was opened in 1984 for the development of new musicals. The only regional theatre to receive two Tony Awards (for outstanding achievement), Goodspeed also maintains The Scherer Library of Musical Theatre and The Max Showalter Center for Education in the Musical Theater. Goodspeed gratefully acknowledges the support of associate sponsor Webster Bank; corporate supporters Comcast and Hoffman Audi; and Sennheiser, the official audio sponsor of Goodspeed Musicals. Goodspeed Musicals is supported in part by the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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