Photo Flash: Broadway's Alexandra Socha Leads ANNIE GET YOUR GUN At Bay Street Theater
Bay Street Theater has announced the cast of Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (July 30- August 25) is now in rehearsal in New York City. The company will soon finalize rehearsals in Sag Harbor prior to the first preview on July 30. This show is one of the most beloved musicals of Broadway's Golden Age with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, based on the book by Dorothy and Herbert Fields and directed by Sarna Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Bay Street's Frost/Nixon).Tickets are on sale now by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500 open daily 11 am - show time or log on to baystreet.org. July 30 will be the "Pay What You Can" performance sponsored in part by Sotheby's International Realty. A limited amount of "Pay What You Can" tickets will be available at 11 am at the box office. ANNIE GET YOUR GUN is sponsored in part by Baron's Cove and The Shed. The cast includes Alexandra Socha as Annie Oakley (Head Over Heels, Red Oaks), Jennifer Sanchez as Dolly Tate (Pretty Woman: The Musical, West Side Story), Jonathan Joss as Sitting Bull (King of the Hill, Parks and Recreation), Matt Saldivar as Frank Butler (Bernhardt/Hamlet, Junk, Honeymoon in Vegas), George Abud as Charlie, Isa Mooney as Jessie, Meaghan McInnes as Nellie, Oge Agulué as Pawnee Bill, Orville Mendoza as Buffalo Bill, Stephen Lee Anderson as Foster Wilson, Will Hantz as Little Jake, Aidan Ziegler- Hansen as Ensemble, Allison Walsh as Ensemble, Davis MacLeod Haines as Ensemble, Erica Spyres as Ensemble and Kara Mikula as Ensemble. The creative team includes Sarah O'Gleby (Choreographer), Mikiko Suzuki MacAdams (Set Design), Andy Einhorn (Music Director), Jiyoun Chang (Lighting Design), Valérie Thérèse Bart (Costume Design), Jane Shaw (Sound Design), Elizabeth Printz (Wig, Hair and Makeup Design), Lena Forman (Props Design), Erik Della Penna (Orchestration & Music Arrangement), Jane Pole (Stage Manager) and Binder Casting (Casting). Acclaimed director Sarna Lapine will bring a fresh, modern approach to the story, incorporating elements from Dorothy Fields' original book to create the strongest and most revolutionary Annie Oakley ever seen. Irving Berlin, the composer and lyricist for ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, was born in Tyumen, Russia, on May 11, 1888, and immigrated to New York as a child. He would become one of the most popular songwriters in the United States, with hits like "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "What'll I Do," "God Bless America," and "White Christmas." His music forms a large part of the Great American Songbook. Herbert & Dorothy Fields are the brother and sister team who wrote the book for ANNIE GET YOUR GUN. Dorothy started writing songs for Tin Pan Alley and Broadway in the 1920s. From the 1930s on, Dorothy also worked for Hollywood with her partner, composer Jimmy McHugh. She won an Oscar for the song "The Way You Look Tonight" from Swing Time (1936), which she had written with Jerome Kern. Herbert was a writer and actor, known for Hit the Deck (1955), 50 Million Frenchmen (1931) and Joy of Living (1938). Dorothy and Herbert won two Tony Awards in 1959 for Redhead including Best Musical and shared the award for Best Book/Libretto with Sidney Sheldon and David Shaw.
Photo Credit: Bay Street Theater
Meaghan McInnes, Isa Mooney, Will Hantz
Annie Get Your Gun company
Annie Get Your Gun company
Alexandra Socha (Annie Oakley) with company