‘Annie Get Your Gun’ Hits the Mark!0
by Evelyn J. Mocbeichel
The Westchester Broadway Theatre (WBT) in Elmsford has scored another winner with Annie Get Your Gun. As a child I watched westerns and wonderful musicals from that time period with my dad. One of my favorites featured the feisty heroine Annie Oakley. Now the WBT presents its version running through November 26th, then taking a break while its holiday production runs. Annie Get Your Gun resumes December 28th and runs through January 28th, perfect for adults and children alike to enjoy.
This musical is a fictionalized version of the life of Annie Oakley. Annie’s (Devon Perry) ability as a sharpshooter wins her a job in Buffalo Bill’s (Gary Lynch) Wild West show. Her brilliant shooting offends the masculinity of the show’s star marksman, handsome baritone Frank Butler (Gregg Goodbrod), and makes a romance between the pair impossible. A happy ending only arrives when wise old Sitting Bull gently demonstrates to the naive Oakley that she can easily win the insecure Butler by intentionally losing a shooting competition.
With a winning score and fabulous vocals by the two leads and ensemble, old favorites met with audience approval judging from their extended applause. Songs such as There’s No Business Like Show Business, The Girl That I Marry and Anything You Can Do, all wonderful Irving Berlin creations, make this production even more enjoyable.
The WBT always offers unique stage design, creative choreography and is consistent in its amazing casting selections. Delicious dinner and lunch selections also complement the theatre experience. Every show features performers that are perfect for the part, have strong singing and dancing abilities and most important — chemistry.
Devon Perry is perfect as the woodsy, homespun Annie who relies on her marksmanship to feed her siblings, but when she falls in love has to discover her way around the romance arena.
Funny, heartwarming, and loaded with favorite classic songs, this production is a lively, wonderful production not to be missed! With the holidays coming, gift certificate presents or a night out with friends offer an easy way to get into the holiday spirit.
For reservations: Call (914) 592-2222 or visit: www.BroadwayTheatre.com
Discounts for Groups of 20 or more as well as for children, students and senior citizens at select performances.
Ticket Prices: Dinner & Show range between $56.00 and $84.00 PLUS TAX depending on the performances chosen. Also check the website for on-going Special Offers!