© 2017 Eastwood Uniting Church Musical Society Inc.




Music and Lyrics by IRVING BERLIN


 As Revised by PETER STONE


Show dates

Rehearsals start 7 February 2017.  The production will run 19 May to 3 June 2017. Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 1pm and 7pm.

Production Team

Director: Emma Sedlak
Music Director: Stephen Lee
Production Manager: Bec Kimpton
Choreographer: Bronwyn Carroll
Assistant Director: Bec Forbes
Assistant Production Manager: Rochelle Boulden
Makeup Director: Megan Carroll
Decor Director: Karen Swancott

Principal Cast

Annie Oakley: Suzanne Chin

Frank Butler: Clive Hobson

Buffalo Bill Cody: Adam Wilson

Winnie Tate: Alex Page

Tommy Keeler: David Forbes

Dolly Tate: Caroline Reddel

Chief Sitting Bull: Bess Yager

Charlie Davenport: Andrew Yager

Foster Wilson: Kieran Gilkes

Pawnee Bill: Michael Clewes


“Annie” Kids Cast

Little Jake: Lang Wilson

Nellie: Rebecca Wilson

Jessie: Elsie Wilson

Little Anakin’: Josh Wilson

“Frank” Kids Cast

Little Jake: Benjamin Desjardins

Nellie: Abigail Moyes

Jessie: Gracie Moyes

Little Anakin’: Patrick Carey

Minor Principals

Mrs Sylvia Potter-Porter: Kerri-Ann Wilson

Mrs Schyler Adams: Karen Swancott

Featured Dancers

Phoebe Atkins

Skye Hodges

Amelia McCann

Juliet Smith

Joanna Swaddling

Karen Swancott

Kerri-Ann Wilson

Featured Singers Trio

Hayley Cooper

Analise Kay

James Ogg

About the Show

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN scored a bulls 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. "The book has been updated in ways that pass p.c. muster," reported Time Magazine, "without losing all the fun."

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."

From the Director

Irving Berlin’s musical Annie Get Your Gun is a gun-toting fictionalised version of the life of Annie Oakley, a sharpshooter who ousted her romantic partner Frank Butler as the star of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West traveling show. Annie transitions from her small-town life (delivering game that’s not filled with buckshots to the local hotels) — and has virtually no idea how to translate her unusual skills of precision into the world at large.

This is a show full of love and conflict (with the bruised egos and fantastic expectations that go with it!), toeing the line of opposing paradigms. What is conventional? What is traditional? What is normal? I’m excited to forewarn you: we will be asking all of these questions, and creating a new context for this wonderful show -- that is literally out of this world!


Come along to our Annie Get Your Gun information night on Monday, 7 November at 8:00 pm at Marsden Road Uniting Church (203 Marsden Rd, Carlingford) to hear the full rundown of this colourful cast of characters, listen to your old and new favourites (There's No Business Like Show Business, Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better, They Say it's Wonderful...) from the score, and lock audition information into your schedules. We’ll be sharing the whole map, so hop on board and join the ride to new frontiers!

Look forward to seeing you there!

Emma Sedlak, Director

Note: If you have any questions, please email annie.eucms@gmail.com or call Bec on 0402 970 666.

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