Get your tickets—Annie’s getting her gun
By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
“Annie, Get Your Gun” is this year’s Chase County Schools fall musical. It promises to be a fun few hours of entertainment.
With the music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, many songs will be familiar to the audience. “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “The Girl That I Marry,” “You Can’t Get a Man With a Gun” and “Anything You Can Do” are just a few the cast will present.
The musical is based on the true life story of Annie Oakley, a sharp-shooter who joined the famous Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.
There, she competes against the show’s star shooter, Frank Butler, and actually outshoots him. That upsets him, but she falls in love with him.
“The musical has allowed us the opportunity to research the history of the show and the characters involved in the show’s performances,” Director Randy Hayes commented.
Rehearsals, involving all students in the high school chorus, have been held during the chorus period. All students will either be on stage or as light/sound/tech support.
Liz Tomky plays Annie Oakley; Justin German is Frank Butler; Anna Bauerle is Frank’s assistant Dolly Tate; Kelton Fisher plays Buffalo Bill; Jake Lueth is Charlie Davenport; Travis Luhrs plays Tommy Keeler; Tapainga Kahle is Winnie Tate and Mason Holmes portrays Chief Sitting Bull.
The musical will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon in the school auditorium.
Tickets are $4 for adults and $3 for students. Tickets may be obtained by calling the school at (308) 882-4304 and asking for Hayes’ extension, 152.