Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN

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July 30
through September 1

NOW EXTENDED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 1

 Music & Lyrics by Irving Berlin

Book by Dorothy & Herbert Fields

Choreographed by Sarah O'Gleby

Directed by Sarna Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Bay Street's Frost/Nixon)

 

“Wildly entertaining and hilariously funny. A must-see!” - Dan's Papers

"A sure-fire winner!" - East Hampton Patch

"A sensational night of musical theater!" - hamptons.com

"Abundant joy...it's already a smash hit!" - Southampton Press

"Absolutely inspired." - The Independent

"Masterfully directed...sure to have you singing the popular Irving Berlin score for days!" - BroadwayWorld.com

"Hits a bullseye!" - Newsday

 

 

Musical Comedy's Ace in the Hole!

Irving Berlin’s score for ANNIE GET YOUR GUN is one of the greatest of all time. It features beloved songs including There’s No Business Like Show Business, Anything You Can Do, and They Say It's Wonderful, all of which will be performed by a country-western, bluegrass band. It tells the story of sharpshooter Annie Oakley, who starred in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, and her tempestuous romance with fellow sharpshooter Frank Butler.  Acclaimed director Sarna Lapine brings a fresh, modern approach to the story, incorporating elements from Dorothy Fields’ original book to create the strongest and most revolutionary Annie Oakley you’ve ever seen! 

 

BIOS:

Irving Berlin, the composer of the music and lyrist for ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, was born in Tyumen, Russia, on May 11, 1888, and immigrated to New York as a child. He would become one of the most popular songwriters in the United States, with hits like Alexander's Ragtime Band, What'll I Do, God Bless America, and White Christmas. His music forms a great part of the Great American Songbook.

 

Herbert & Dorothy Fields are the brother and sister team who wrote the book for ANNIE GET YOUR GUN. Dorothy started writing songs for Tin Pan Alley and Broadway in the 1920s. From the 1930s on, Dorothy also worked for Hollywood with her partner, composer Jimmy McHugh. She won an Oscar for the song The Way You Look Tonight from Swing Time (1936), which she had written with Jerome Kern. Herbert was a writer and actor, known for Hit the Deck (1955), 50 Million Frenchmen (1931) and Joy of Living (1938). Dorothy and Herbert won two Tony Awards in 1959 for Redhead including Best Musical and shared the award for Best Book/Libretto with Sidney Sheldon and David Shaw.

 

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN director Sarna Lapine is a New York-based director and developer of new work. Upcoming: The Rape of Lucretia (Boston Lyric Opera), Kate Hamill’s adaptation of Little Women (Primary Stages) and Radioactive, a new musical by Eric Price and Will Reynolds (Manhattan School of Music). Recent: Into the Woods (Juilliard), Noises Off (Two River Theater) Frost/Nixon (Bay Street Theater), You Are Here, a new musical (Goodspeed Musicals); Photograph 51, Japan premiere (Umeda Arts Theater); Sondheim on Sondheim with the Boston Pops and the L.A. Phil; and the critically-acclaimed Broadway revival of Sunday in the Park with George, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford. Sarna directed the second national tour of Lincoln Center Theater’s South Pacific and was Associate Director of The National Theatre’s War Horse (North American Tour and Japan production). She started out at Lincoln Center Theater as Bartlett Sher’s assistant director on The Light in the Piazza and worked with him on the Tony-award winning revival of South Pacific, as well as the new musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and Clifford Odets’ Awake and Sing!. She holds an MFA from Columbia University.

 

The first performance on Tuesday, July 30 is a Pay What You Can performance, sponsored by Sotheby's International Realty. On the day of the performance ONLY, a limited number of Pay What You Can tickets will be available at the door on a first come, first serve basis. Pay What You Can tickets are only available in person at the Box Office, and are not available online or over the phone.

 

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES & TICKET OFFERS!

TUESDAY, JULY 30: PAY WHAT YOU CAN!
The first performance on Tuesday, July 30 is a Pay What You Can performance, sponsored by Sotheby's International Realty. On the day of the performance ONLY, a limited number of Pay What You Can tickets will be available at the door on a first come, first serve basis. Pay What You Can tickets are only available in person at the Box Office, and are not available online or over the phone.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1: PECONIC LANDING NIGHT

Peconic Landing residents are welcomed to a special reception in Bay Street's lobby prior to the 8pm performance.

EVERY TUESDAY (EXCEPT PREVIEWS): TALKBACK TUESDAYS!

Immediately following every Tuesday evening performance (except previews), stay after the show for a talkback with members of the cast and creative team!

TUESDAY, AUGUST 13: SHINNECOCK NATION MEMBER AND MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ARTIST SHANE WEEKS JOINS TALKBACK TUESDAY!

Immediately following the 7pm performance. All are welcome to stay after the show.

EVERY SUNDAY @ 2PM: FREE STUDENT SUNDAY MATINEES!

Students can get tickets to any Sunday Matinee performance for FREE. Valid student ID is required. Based on availability.

$20 UNDER 20

Anyone under the age of 20 can purchase their tickets to any Mainstage performance for only $20! Excludes Premium and any already discounted seats. Based on availability.

$30 UNDER 30

Anyone under the age of 30 can purchase their tickets to any Mainstage performance for only $30! Excludes Premium and any already discounted seats. Based on availability. 

SENIOR CITIZEN & VETERAN DISCOUNT

Bay Street is happy to offer a 10% discount to Senior Citizens over the age of 65 and Veterans with valid military ID. Please ask for this discount specifically at the time of purchase.

 

 

2019 Mainstage Season Sponsors:

                        

 

Annie Get Your Gun sponsored in part by:

 

Media Sponsors: WSHU, 102.5 BAZ, 92.9 & 96.9 EHM, 92.1 WLNG, 88.3 WPPB

 

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals www.rnh.com