BY GEORGE J. DACRE
This show has it all….a fantastic musical score by Irving Berlin, a story of a woman who fought her way into history, a great performance by Devon Perry as Annie Oakley, Adam Kemmerer as Frank Butler, great choreography, a bright cast that brings the play to life with one extraordinary number after another, terrific direction and staging and a most entertaining evening of dinner theatre at the one and only Westchester Broadway Theatre.
Let me tell you right here and now it rates four stars out of four!
Along with sharpshooter Annie, there’s Frank Butler (her competitor and love of her life), Buffalo Bill, Chief Sitting Bull, Pawnee Bill, the kids and the ensemble performing on the WBT stage in its 202nd production, telling the great story of Annie and Frank competing in a shooting match with Annie winning and then their tumultuous love story that has its ups and downs. Buffalo Bills Wild West Show tours in America and Europe and the music: Doing What Comes Naturally, The Girl That I Marry, There’s No Business Like Show Business, They Says It’s Wonderful, I Got The Sun In The Morning, Anything You Can Do and more.
It’s a musical gem, and get this: Berlin had originally declined to write the score but when prevailed on by Oscar Hammerstein to try, Irving did, and it’s among the most memorable scores in music show history.
Kilty Reidy as Charles Davenport, the promoter who keeps Annie and Frank together, Sarah Cline as Dolly Tate, Butlers female advisor and Marshall Factora as Sitting Bull and the rest of the cast make a great musical team. The show is well directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford. Again, I rate Annie, Get Your Gun at Westchester Broadway Theatre four stars out of four!!
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