Producer: Ed DuPuis
Director/choreographer: Barbara K. Clark
Music director/choreographer: Beth Corry
Lead actors: Rodney Vaughn as Frank Butler and Madison Ogburn as Annie Oakley
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The plot: Annie Oakley and Frank Butler are the best sharpshooters in the West. Annie falls in love with Frank, but has a hard time giving up her position as the "best." The show revolves around their arguing who is better.
The story behind the show: "One of the reasons this show was chosen was because of the music," said Clark. "The music and lyrics are by Irving Berlin and many of his great hits come from this show: 'Doin' What Comes Naturally,' 'The Girl that I Marry,' 'You Can't Get a Man with a Gun,' 'They Say It's Wonderful,' 'Anything You Can Do,' and 'There's No Business Like Show Business' This show is based on a true story. Annie Oakley was a real character."
Director's take: "This is a toe-tapping, singalong show that young and old will enjoy. It is so much fun and the set is fabulous, designed partially by our lead Rodney Vaughn," Clark said. "The props are authentic and costumes colorful. The cast is going to make sure the audience is part of the show. Our Annie is the perfect Annie in every way. She has nailed this character."
Behind the scenes: "I directed 'Annie' two years ago and so when I ask the children to get on stage I say, 'All orphans on stage' and then I say, 'Sorry, wrong "Annie".' Also, one of the character's names is Mrs. Porter Potter, and we all keep saying it wrong, calling her Mrs. Porta-Pottie."
Run dates: 8 p.m. Nov. 7-8, Nov. 14-15 and Nov. 21-22 and 3 p.m. Nov. 9, 16 and 23.
Ticket prices: $25
Contact for tickets: 843-815-5581