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Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun, A Concert

Full-Length Musical, Comedy  /  4w, 5m, 1boy(s)

Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Original Book by Herbert Fields and Dorothy Fields
Revised by Peter Stone
Narration by Emma Butler and Eliza Jackson

A concert adaptation of the Broadway classic! When Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show comes to town, star marksman Frank Butler meets his match in sharp-shooting country girl Annie Oakley.

Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun, A Concert

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    4w, 5m, 1boy(s)
  • Duration
    Duration
    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Appropriate for all audiences
Accolades
Accolades
  • (for the original version)
    Winner! Two 1999 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical
    Winner! 1999 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Bernadette Peters)
    Nominee: Two additional 1999 Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Revival of a Musical
    Winner! 2001 Drama Desk Special Award (Reba McIntyre)
    Winner! 2001 Theatre World Award (Reba McIntyre)

Details

Summary

This terrific new concert adaptation of the Broadway classic, featuring a streamlined story and reduced dialogue, retains all the songs from Irving Berlin's delightful score. Narrated by Buffalo Bill, the adaptation is appropriate for contemporary audiences of all ages.

History
Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun premiered on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre on May 16, 1946. Directed by Joshua Logan, the production starred Ethel Merman and featured Ray Middleton, Kenny Bowers and Betty Anne Nyman. In 1966, Merman returned to headline a revival at the Broadway Theatre. A second Broadway revival, starring Bernadette Peters, opened on March 4, 1999 at the Marquis Theatre. Directed by Graciela Daniele, the production also featured Tom Wopat, Andrew Palermo and Nicole Ruth Snelson. In 2001, Reba McEntire took over the title role.

(in order of appearance)

FRANK
BUFFALO BILL – Host/Narrator
DOLLY
TOMMY
WINNIE
ANNIE
WILSON
NELLIE
LITTLE JAKE
CHARLIE

ENSEMBLE: CITIZENS, KIDS, COWBOYS

  • Time Period 19th Century
  • Setting The Midwest and New York City. 1800s.
  • Features Period Costumes
  • Duration 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Cautions
    • Gun Shots

Media

“A musical for the ages, one of the Broadway theatre's enduring triumphs.” – The New York Post

“What a wonderful musical Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun is: the melodies just shake out of it in an endless cascade, and the simple story is unexpectedly involving. We care!” – The New York Post

“You can't get a man with a gun...but you can get a surefire audience pleaser by reviving Irving Berlin's best musical.” – Houston Chronicle

“A rich, romantic story, a melodious score and brilliant lyrics.” – New York Journal American

“One of the musical theater's finest scores, by Irving Berlin, and a witty, often amusing book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields.” – Theatermania

Videos

  • Annie Get Your Gun: In Concert – Trailer youtube thumbnail

    Annie Get Your Gun: In Concert – Trailer

Music

Act I

“There’s No Business Like Show Business” – Frank, Dolly, Winnie and Company
“Doin’ What Comes Natur’lly” – Annie, Kids and Foster Wilson
“The Girl That I Marry” – Frank and Annie
“You Can’t Get a Man with a Gun” – Annie
“There’s No Business Like Show Business (Reprise)” – Frank, Buffalo Bill, Charlie and Annie
“I’ll Share It All with You” – Tommy, Winnie and Company
“Moonshine Lullaby” – Annie, Kids and Ensemble Trio
“There’s No Business Like Show Business (Reprise)” – Annie
“They Say It’s Wonderful” – Annie and Frank
“My Defenses Are Down” – Frank and Young Men
Act I Finale: “You Can’t Get a Man with a Gun (Reprise)” – Annie

Act II

Entr’acte: “The European Tour” – Annie and Company
“I Got Lost in His Arms” – Annie
“Who Do You Love, I Hope” – Tommy, Winnie and Company
“I Got the Sun in the Morning” – Annie and Company
“An Old-Fashioned Wedding” – Annie and Frank
“The Girl That I Marry (Reprise)” – Frank
“Anything You Can Do” – Annie and Frank
Finale: “They Say It’s Wonderful (Reprise)” – Annie, Frank and Company

  • Musical Style Classic Broadway

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Authors

Irving Berlin

With a life that spanned more than 100 years and a catalogue that boasts over 1,000 songs, Irving Berlin (1888-1989) epitomized Jerome Kern’s famous maxim that “Irving Berlin has no place in American music – he is American music.” Berlin wrote scores to 13 Broadway musicals, ...

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Herbert Fields

Herbert Fields (1897-1958) was a celebrated librettist and screenwriter. The brother and sister team of Herbert and Dorothy Fields was part of a vibrant New York theatrical family that also included their brother, Joseph, a prolific librettist and playwright, and their father ...

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Dorothy Fields

Dorothy Fields (1904–1974) was an award-winning American librettist and lyricist. The brother and sister team of Herbert and Dorothy Fields was part of a vibrant New York theatrical family that also included their brother, Joseph, a prolific librettist and playwright, and the ...

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