Sarna Lapine’s delightful staging of the Irving Berlin classic, infused with Blue Grass Melodies, lights up the stage at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.
August 4, 2019: Sarna Lapine’s delightful staging of Irving Berlin’s beloved musical, Annie Get Your Gun, opened last night at Bay Street Theater, centered by a luminous Alexandra Socha as Annie. Every element of this streamlined production, infused with Blue Grass melodies, shines beautifully, lighting up the intimate stage in Sag Harbor with rollicking good fun. To hear these classics songs like, “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “Anything You Can Do,” and “They Say It’s Wonderful,” sung with a Blue Grass Band that sits elevated at the back of the stage is simply wonderful and a unique surprise.
The story follows sharpshooter Annie Oakley and her tempestuous romance with fellow sharpshooter Frank Butler, played by Matthew Saldivar. The two starred in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show and became competitors when Annie joined the show as a young upstart. Sarna Lapine’s modern approach to the story incorporates elements from Dorothy Fields’ original book to create a fresh heartwarming take on an old tale.
The cast includes Alexandra Socha as Annie Oakley (Head Over Heels, Red Oaks), Jennifer Sanchez as Dolly Tate (Pretty Woman: The Musical, West Side Story), Jonathan Joss as Sitting Bull (King of the Hill, Parks and Recreation), Matthew Saldivar as Frank Butler (Bernhardt/Hamlet, Junk, Honeymoon in Vegas), George Abud as Charlie, Isa Mooney as Jessie, Meaghan McInnes as Nellie, Oge Agulue as Pawnee Bill, Orville Mendoza as Buffalo Bill, Stephen Lee Anderson as Foster Wilson, Will Hantz as Little Jake, Aidan Ziegler- Hansen as Ensemble, Allison Walsh as Ensemble, Davis Macleod Haines as Ensemble, Erica Spyres as Ensemble and Kara Mikula as Ensemble.
The creative team includes Sarah O’Gleby (Choreography), Mikiko Suzuki MacAdams (Set Design), Andy Einhorn (Music Direction), Juyoun Chang (Lighting Design), Valérie Thérèse Bart (Costume Design), Jane Shaw (Sound Design), Elizabeth Printz (Wig, Hair and Makeup Design), Andrew Diaz (Props Design), Jane Pole (Stage Manager) and Binder Casting (Casting).
Photography: Barry Gordin
Bay Street Theater is located at the foot of Main Street (and the corner of Bay Street) on the Long Wharf, opposite the windmill in Sag Harbor
July 30 through September 1, 2019
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