Overview


Synopsis

Rough-and-tumble Annie Oakley is the best shot around. A backwoods gal, Annie uses her skill to support her family by selling the game she hunts. When she’s discovered by Buffalo Bill and persuaded to join his Wild West Show, Annie is plucked from obscurity and becomes the toast of Europe. Annie meets her match in Frank Butler, Buffalo Bill’s leading man and star marksman. She falls head over heels for Frank, but soon eclipses him as the main attraction in the show. Her success with a gun makes trouble for Annie’s chance at romance. Annie Get Your Gun follows the journey of Annie and Frank, revealing their competitive natures as they vie for best shot - and each other’s hearts. This fictionalized version of the life of real-life sharpshooter Annie Oakley and her romance with Frank Butler boasts a score of Irving Berlin gems including “There’s No Business Like Show Business”, “I Got Lost in His Arms”, “I Got the Sun in the Mornin’”, “Anything You Can Do,” and “They Say It’s Wonderful.”


Characters

Male

Lead

Baritone

Female

Lead

Mezzo-Soprano

Male

Supporting

Tenor



Show Information

Music:
Lyrics:
Category
Musical
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
First Produced:
1946
Genres
Comedy, Romance, Historical/Biographical
Settings
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
the 1800s, around the midwest and in new york city
Cast Size
medium
Orchestra Size
Large
Dancing
Some Dance
Ideal For
community theatre, professional theatre, elementary school, high school, university theatre, religious organization
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, late teen, young adult, mature adult, child, early teen characters

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