Annie Get Your Gun Opens July 7

Thursday, June 8, 2006

Annie Get Your Gun, based on the true story of sharpshooters Annie Oakley and Frank Butler, is the featured show of the Signal Mountain Playhouse this July.

To highlight the talents of Broadway icon, the late Ethel Merman, Irving Berlin created this show for her. It has since been revived with Bernadette Peters and Reba McIntire in the title role. It was also a movie with Betty Grable as Annie.

This summer marks the 35th anniversary of the Signal Mountain Playhouse, a volunteer theater group that produces two shows a year, a comedy or musical review each February and a Broadway musical extravaganza each July.

Rodney VanValkenburg, formerly of the Chattanooga Theatre Center and now with Allied Arts of Chattanooga, is directing the cast, starring Kristen Norris Sharp as Annie Oakley and Kim Thompson as Frank Butler.

The show will run Friday and Saturday nights, July 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29 at 8 p.m. The box office opens at 6 p.m. for those who wish to place lawn chairs or claim their spots early.

The show will be presented at the Signal Mountain Playhouse Amphitheater, the area’s only outdoor theater, just off the main Mountain highway behind the Police and Fire Departments on the corner of Rolling Way and James Boulevard.

Tickets are $5 for children and $10 for this show.

There is a concession stand that sells pizza, soft drinks, popcorn, and candy on the grounds, also portable toilets. For more information call 886-5243.


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