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Cast announced for 'Annie Get Your Gun'

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Play will be performed July 4-7

By Joan C. McKinney

 

Campbellsville University's Theater Department and Town Hall Productions have announced the cast of "Annie Get Your Gun" for five showings on July 4-7 at CU's Russ Mobley Theater in the Alumni Building.

The show will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at 7 p.m. Friday, July 5, at 2:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday, July 6, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 7.

General admission is $10. Seniors, military and CU faculty and staff will be admitted for $7. Children age 12 and younger will cost $5. Reservations can be made by visiting www.campbellsville.edu/theater or calling 789-5266.

Nathan Allen, a professional ballroom dancer and instructor from Lexington, is the director/choreographer of the production.

Andrew Ward, director of student activities and intramurals at CU, from Campbellsville, is the producer.

Dr. Bill Budai, associate professor of piano at CU, is the music director.

Starr Garrett, director of the theater department at CU, is the technical director.

Jennifer Coffey, a CU sophomore from Louisville, is the stage manager. Michela Parker, the production manager at CU from Oak Grove, is the prop master/sound board operator.

Alia McClendon, a senior at CU from Elizabethtown, is a costumer. Singrid Tipton, a recent graduate of CU from Lawrenceburg, is the dance captain. Matt Nall, assistant to the director at CU from Elizabethtown, is the shop foreman. Steven Yospur, a senior at CU from Friendswood, Texas, is part of the set crew.

Kelli Stanfield, an alumna of Campbellsville plays the part of Annie Oakley, and her husband, Marcus, international student advisor at CU, plays Frank Butler.

Kevin Durham, an alumnus of CU from Campbellsville, plays the part of Buffalo Bill Cody. Richard Fogler, an alumnus of CU from Campbellsville plays the part of Chief Sitting Bull.

The other cast members, in alphabetical order, are:

Raleigh Abbott, a senior at CU from Atlanta, Ga., plays the parts of sleeping car porter, dance ensemble, company, European tour dancers, socialites, roustabouts and train passengers;

Emily Allen, a senior at Western Kentucky University from Campbellsville, plays the parts of Mrs. Schuyler Adams, European tour dancers and roundabouts;

Garrett Baker, an economics graduate from CU, is from Bowling Green, and plays the parts of Mac, messenger, steward, company, socialites and roustabouts;

Daniel Beams, a senior at CU from Campbellsville, plays the part of Charlie Davenport;

Hattie Clark, a junior at Northern Kentucky University from Lebanon, plays the parts of dance ensemble, Entr'acte Entertainers Company, European tour dancers, socialites, roustabouts and train passengers;

Lea Corbin, a sixth-grader at Taylor County Middle School from Campbellsville, plays the parts of company, European families and train passengers;

Brittany Downey, a student at Taylor County High School from Campbellsville, plays the part of the company;

Amy Durham, an alumna of CU from Greensburg, plays the parts of Mrs. Sylvia Potter-Porter, company and European families;

Eli Durham, a fifth grader at West Marion Elementary School from Campbellsville, plays the part of Jessie;

Kelly Durham, a sophomore at Taylor County High School from Campbellsville, plays the parts of Running Deer, Entr'acte entertainers, socialites and roustabouts;

Reece Durham, a second-grade student at West Marion Elementary School from Campbellsville, plays the part of Little Jake;

Terry Eastridge, a part-time security officer at CU from Campbellsville, plays the parts of Foster Wilson and Pawnee Bill;

Shelby England, a sophomore at Green County High School from Greensburg, plays the parts of Winnie Tate and socialites;

Dr. Candace Hansford, an associate professor in social work at CU, plays the part of Dolly Tate;

Griffin Hansford, 4, from Campbellsville, plays the parts of company, European families and train passengers;

Hannah Hansford, 7, from Campbellsville, plays the part of Nellie;

Hope Hansford, 6, from Campbellsville, plays the part of Hope;

Jeremiah Jackson, 12, from Campbellsville Middle School from Campbellsville, plays the parts of Eagle Feather, company and roustabouts;

Samuel Kessler, 13, from Campbellsville Middle School from Campbellsville, plays the part of Tommy Keeler;

Isaac Rogers, 9, from Taylor County Elementary from Campbellsville, plays the parts of company, European families and train passengers;

Anna Smith, 6, from Campbellsville, plays the parts of company, European families and train passengers;

Cicely Walters, a senior at Western Kentucky University from Campbellsville, plays the parts of dance ensemble, company, socialites and roustabouts;

Angle Whittle, a sophomore at CU from Russell Springs, plays the parts of: dance ensemble, company, European tour dancers and socialites;

Cody Willis from Junction City, plays the parts of dining car waiter, company, European tour dancers, socialites and roustabouts;

And Bethany McIntosh, a junior at CU from Campbellsville, plays the part of the company.

Irving Berlin's "Annie Get Your Gun" is presented at CU through special arrangement with R&H Theatricals. Peter Stone, Tony, Oscar and Emmy winner, has revised the production from the 1946 book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields.

The Wild West show-within-a-show frames the ageless "Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better" love story of sharpshooters Annie Oakley and Frank Butler.

Stone has added a secondary romance between the younger sister of Frank's bothersome assistant Dolly and a boy who is, to Dolly's horror, part native American.

Don Franklin Motors is sponsoring the production.