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ANNIE GET YOUR GUN


Music and Lyrics by IRVING BERLIN

Original Book by HERBERT & DOROTHY FIELDS

 As Revised by PETER STONE

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN IS PRESENTED THROUGH SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WITH ORiGiN THEATRICAL
ON BEHALF OF R&H THEATRICALS www.rhs.com


Show dates

Rehearsals start 7 February 2017.

The production will run May/June 2017.

Principal Cast

To be announced after auditions in Nov/Dec 2016.


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


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



ANNIE GET YOUR GUN Audition Material


To get audition information for Annie Get Your Gun and to book an audition spot send an email to annie.eucms@gmail.com. We'll send you all the details about how and where to audition, where to book your audition time, and how to access the audition material you’ll need.

 

Auditions will be held at Eastwood Uniting Church (EUC) – 14-16 Lakeside Rd Eastwood – on the evenings at Tuesday 29 November, and Thursday 1 and Friday 2 December.

 

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