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Annie Get Your Gun

Annie Oakley is the best shot around. When she's discovered by Col. Buffalo Bill, he persuades this novel sharpshooter to join his Wild West Show.

  • Full Length Musical
  • Comedy

  • Time Period: 19th Century
  • Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18), Children (Age 6 - 10), Adult, Senior
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings

  • Performance Group:
  • Elementary School / Primary, Community Theatre, High School/Secondary, Professional Theatre, College Theatre / Student

  • Accolades:
  • Winner! 3 Donaldson Awards including Best Score
Annie Oakley is the best shot around, and she manages to support her little brother and sisters by selling the game she hunts. When she's discovered by Col. Buffalo Bill, he persuades this novel sharpshooter to join his Wild West Show.

It only takes one glance for her to fall head over heels for dashing shooting ace Frank Butler, who headlines the show. She soon eclipses Butler as the main attraction which, while good for business, is bad for romance. Butler hightails it off to join a rival show, his bruised male ego leading the way, but is ultimately pitted against Annie in a final shoot-out.

The rousing, sure-fire finale hits the mark every time in a testament to the power of female ingenuity.

REVIEWS:

"You can't get a man with a gun...but you can get a surefire audience pleaser by reviving Irving Berlin's best musical."

Houston Chronicle

"A musical for the ages, one of the Broadway theatre's enduring triumphs."

The New York Post

"One of the musical theater's finest scores, by Irving Berlin, and a witty, often amusing book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields."

Cooper Robb Theatermania

"A rich, romantic story, a melodious score and brilliant lyrics."

New York Journal American

"What a wonderful musical Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN is: the melodies just shake out of it in an endless cascade, and the simple story is unexpectedly involving. We care!"

The New York Post
Premiere Production: In 1946, Irving Berlin's musical Annie Get Your Gun, presented by Rodgers & Hammerstein and starring Ethel Merman, opened at the Imperial Theatre, New York, and ran for 1,147 performances.
  • Casting: 8M, 6F
  • Casting Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Minority casting, Roles for Children
  • Chorus Size: Large

  • LITTLE BOY
    LITTLE GIRL
    CHARLIE DAVENPORT
    DOLLY TATE
    IRON TAIL
    YELLOW FOOT
    MAC
    FOSTER WILSON
    FRANK BUTLER
    ANNIE OAKLEY
    LITTLE JAKE - her brother
    NELLIE - her sister
    JESSIE - her sister
    MINNIE - her sister
    COLONEL WILLIAM F. CODY - a.k.a. Buffalo Bill
    MRS. LITTLE HORSE
    MRS. BLACK TOOTH
    MRS. YELLOW FOOT
    INDIAN BOY
    CONDUCTOR
    PORTER
    WAITER
    MAJOR GORDON LILLIE - a.k.a. Pawnee Bill
    CHIEF SITTING BULL
    WILD HORSE
    PAWNEE'S MESSENGER
    FOOTMAN
    MR. SCHUYLER ADAMS
    MRS. SCHUYLER ADAMS
    DR. PERCY FERGUSON
    MRS. PERCY FERGUSON
    MR. T.L.C. KEEFER
    MR. ERNEST HENDERSON
    MRS. ERNEST HENDERSON
    MRS. SYLVIA POTTER-PORTER
    MR. CLAY
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