ANNIE GET YOUR GUN Gallops Into at Westchester Broadway Theatre
Annie Get Your Gun, the musical, is a fictionalized version of the life of Annie Oakley. Annie's (Devon Perry) ability as a sharpshooter wins her a job in Buffalo Bill's (Gary Lynch) Wild West show. Her brilliant shooting offends the masculinity of the show's star marksman, handsome baritone Frank Butler (Gregg Goodbrod), and makes a romance between the pair impossible. A happy ending only arrives when wise old Sitting Bull (Marshall Factora) gently demonstrates to the naive Oakley that she can easily win the insecure Butler by intentionally losing a shooting competition. The rousing, sure-fire finale hit's the mark every time. With songs such as "There's No Business Like Show Business", "The Girl That I Marry" and "Anything You Can Do" this wonderful Irving Berlin score will score a hit for all of us!
Written by Herbert & Dorothy Fields, the show premiered on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre in 1946 and ran for 1,147 performances. Directed by Joshua Logan, the show starred Ethel Merman as Annie, Ray Middleton as Frank Butler, The musical toured the U.S. in 1947 with Mary Martin as Annie.
Devon Perry stars as Annie Oakley. She has appeared at WBT in Godspell, as Dolly in It Happened One Christmas Eve and as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. Making his WBT debut, Gregg Goodbrod stars as Frank Butler. Kilty Reidy returns for his 9th show, as Charlie Davenport. Sarah Cline who played Linda Baker in our Christmas Inn, stars as Dolly. Gary Lynch will return to WBT as Buffalo Bill, you may remember him as the dentist in Little Shop Of Horrors and as Joe/Josephine in Sugar. Kevin C. Loomis from Broadway's Spiderman Turn Off The Dark and Inherit The Wind, will appear as Pawnee Bill. Marshall Factora, an Annie Get Your Gun veteran, will make his WBT debut as Sitting Bull.
Directed & Choreographed by Richard Stafford who has directed many shows at WBT including the recent hit, Saturday Night Fever.; The Musical Director is Shane Parus; Associate Director/Choreographer is Krystin Pope.
Costume design by Kara Branch, Costume coordinator is Heather Carey, Set design by Steve Loftus, Lighting Design is by Andrew Gmoser, Sound Design is by Mark Zuckerman, Wig & hair design by Gerard Kelly. The Production Stage Manager is Victor Lukas, ASM is Duane McDevitt and properties are by Grumpy Props. Lisa Tiso is the Associate Producer.
Devon Perry (Annie Oakley) is thrilled to be back for her fourth show at WBT! Previously she appeared in Godspell, It Happened One Christmas Eve, and as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. Devon has also performed regionally - most recently at Theatre by the Sea. Additionally, she works in NYC as a professional musician and teacher with organizations such as AMDA and MaxTheatrix. Interlochen alumna, University of Michigan graduate. Thanks to the real Annie Oakley, for inspiring the fearless girl in me, many ladies of my generation, and the generations yet to come.
Richard Stafford (Director/Choreographer) Returning to WBT, having directed and choreographed Saturday Night Fever, Show Boat, Mary Poppins, The Wizard Of Oz, Guys & Dolls, Fiddler On The Roof, Can-Can, George M!, Hairspray, Singin' In The Rain, A Wonderful Life, Beauty And The Beast, Gypsy, The Full Monty and Cats in past seasons. On Broadway, Mr. Stafford was the choreographer for In My Life (Music Box Theatre), the associate choreographer for Aspects Of Love (Broadhurst Theatre), and dance supervisor for Cats (Winter Garden Theatre). Off-Broadway credits include choreography for A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (St. Clements). Internationally he was director/choreographer for The Full Monty, Joseph...Dreamcoat (Mexico City), choreographer for Jesus Christ Superstar (Mexico City), Evita (Sydney), Cats (Mexico City, Buenos Aires) and director/choreographer for Cats (Copenhagen, Sao Paulo,Rio). National Tours include Cats (director/ choreographer), My Fair Lady (choreographer), Joseph...Dreamcoat (choreographer) and numerous Regional Theatre Productions.
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