Annie Get Your Gun

Annie Oakley is the best shot around, and she manages to support her little brother and sisters by selling the game she hunts. When she’s discovered by Col. Buffalo Bill, he persuades this novel sharpshooter to join his Wild West Show. It only takes one glance for her to fall head over heels for dashing shooting ace Frank Butler, who headlines the show. She soon eclipses Butler as the main attraction which, while good for business, is bad for romance. Butler hightails it off to join a rival show, his bruised male ego leading the way, but is ultimately pitted against Annie in a final shoot-out. The rousing, sure-fire finale hits the mark every time in a testament to the power of female ingenuity.

Cast/Characters

Little Boy – Robert Gieseke

Little Girl – Susan VonRautenkranz

Charlie Davenport – James Smithers

Dolly Tate – Karin Schreiber

Iron Tail – Eugene Schnelle

Mrs. Iron Tail – Betty Schnelle

Cowboy – Judson Giese

Mac – Carl Rauwerdink

Foster Wilson – Peter Bachmann

Frank Butler – David Wendland

Annie Oakley – Cathy Hayes

Little Jake, her brother – Brandon Zastrow

Nellie, her sister – Terri Schloseky

Jessie, her sister – Caran Zastrow

Minnie, her sister – Gretchen Albrecht

Col. Wm. F. Cody, Buffalo Bill – Francis DeReus

Mrs. Little Horse – Donna Feld

Mrs. Black Tooth – Patricia Schuette

Mrs. Yellow Foot – Irene Meyer

Conductor: Dennis Leffin

Porter – Ward Houfek

Major Gordon Lillie, Pawnee Bill – Ward Houfek

Chief Sittling Bull – Jerome Brickner

Major Domo – James Wenske

Mr. Schuyler Adams – David Alfuth

Mrs. Schuyler Adams – Carol Jean Schmidt

Mrs. Sylvia Potter-Porter – Barbara Mahnke

Singing Chorus

Rae Fehrenbach, Marilyn Lammers, Barbara Mahnke, Carol Moths, Jacqueline O’Grady, Carol Jean Schmidt, Susan VonRautenkranz, Georgianna Spelvin, David Alfuth, Peter Bachmann, Richard Demeuse, Robert Gieseke, Mark Heller, Ward Houfek, John Koepsell, Dennis Leffin, Carl Rauwerdink, Allen Stessmann, James Wenske

Dancing Chorus

Judith Brunner, Sharon Edler, Donna Feld, Peggy Hickey, Mary Levan, Irene Meyer, Gayle Pitcher, Betty Schnelle, Patricia Schuette, Phyliss Taylor, Paul Albrecht, Judson Giese, David Schlieder, Eugene Schnelle

Production Staff

Director: David C. Bryant

Orchestral Music Director: Don Radmer

Vocal Music Director: Fern Sherman

Choreographer: Marjorie Albrecht

Assistant to Director: Bernard J. Markevitch

Stage Manager: Marilyn Zastrow

Assistant Stage Manager: Girard DeRoche

Production Manager: Don Zastrow

Technical Manager: Henry Weinberger Jr.

Technical Director: John Brick

Costume Design: Janet Schackmuth

Costume Design Committee Chairman: Pat VonRautenkranz

Properties: Karin Schreiber

Co-Chairman: Peter Moody

Make-Up Design: Carol Jean Schmidt

Master Carpenter: Chester Hurtienne

Cover Art: Roger Lahm

Orchestra

Violins: Karen Bruinooge, Helen Canellos, Chris Constance, Sandra Dreckschmidt, Eileen Medley, Robert Radmer, Joyce Weinkauf, Grace Winkler

Viola: Susan Swart

Cello: Nancy Nischik, Judith VanCalligan

Trumpets: Warren Wirth, Donn Reed, Fred Boedecker, Becky Reese

Clarinets: David Reinhardt, Edgar Friedrichs

Flute: Anne Vollrath

Piano: Fern Sherman