FUMC Allen Presents
ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
Thursday, July 16
Friday, July 17
Saturday, July 18
Music and Lyrics by IRVING BERLIN
Original Book by HERBERT AND DOROTHY FIELDS
As Revised by PETER STONE
Annie Get Your Gun is the fictional love story of Annie Oakley, Frank Butler and the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show. Songs include favorites such as There’s No Business Like Show Business, The Girl That I Marry, You Can’t Get a Man With a Gun, They Say It’s Wonderful, I Got the Sun in the Morning, and the competitive, hilarious Anything You Can Do.
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.”
The songs are great, the script is hilarious, and the FUMC Allen Annie Get Your Gun cast is full of talented actors of all ages.
Tickets are $15 per person and will be available at the door or online at THIS LINK. Showtime is 7:00pm each night.
Annie Get Your Gun is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com.
FUMC Allen’s summer musical theater presented “Oklahoma” in 2012, “Fiddler on the Roof” in 2014 and have plans for many more great musicals in the future.