Irving Berlin’s Classic ANNIE GET YOUR GUN Opens at Footlighters, Inc. April 23, 2020

FLI_Annie Get Your Gun logoFootlighters, Inc. proudly presents the last show of its 2019-2020 season, the classic Annie Get Your Gun.

Annie Oakley is the best shot around, and she manages to support her younger siblings by selling the game she hunts. When she’s discovered by Col. Buffalo Bill, he persuades the 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. Annie soon eclipses Frank as the main attraction which, while good for business, is bad for romance. Will her success with a gun jeopardize Annie’s chance at love?

Featuring classic songs such as “Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better)” and “There’s No Business Like Show Business”, the rousing, sure-fire finale hits the mark every time in a testament to the power of female ingenuity.

Annie Get Your Gun marks the Footlighters’ debut of veteran director Gina Kleesattel. Gina spent the last 20 years teaching musical theatre, drama, arts administration, and stage management at SCPA as well as directing over 20 musicals. Prior to SCPA, she was a stage manager, director, writer, and producer for 22 years at numerous venues, including: Showboat Majestic, Cincinnati Zoo Festival of Lights, Kincaid Regional Theatre, Ovation Theatre, Kings Productions Parks, and Carowinds Theme Park. Annie Get Your Gun is a family affair for Gina as she is joined by her brother and longtime Footlighters’ bassist Chuck Kleesattel playing in the show’s orchestra, and her son Alan Kleesattel as the show’s lighting designer.

Performances:

  • Thursday-Saturday, April 23-25 at 7:30pm
  • Sunday, April 26 at 2:00pm
  • Thursday-Saturday, April 30- May 2 at 7:30pm
  • Sunday, May 3 at 2:00pm
  • Wednesday- Saturday, May 6-9 7:30pm

Tickets: $22 each and are available at (859) 652-3849 or FootlightersTickets@gmail.com.

The Footlighters, Inc. has been producing quality community theater shows in the Greater Cincinnati area for over 55 years. The group was established in 1963 by a small group of community theater volunteers who wanted to bring theater opportunities to the west side of Cincinnati.

In 1987, the group bought the Salem United Methodist Church in Newport and transformed it into The Stained Glass Theatre. The theater is on the National Register of Historic Places and is designated a Kentucky landmark. In September of 2018, Footlighters added an ADA ramp to the front of their building to complement the elevator installed in September of 2017, allowing access for all patrons with limited mobility.

For more information, please visit www.footlighters.org or “like” The Footlighters, Inc. on Facebook.

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