Social Center to present Wild Western musical

ELIZABETHTOWN Next weekend is going to go off with a bang! in Elizabethtown. The Elizabethtown Social Center will present Annie Get Your Gun, Irving Berlins rollicking musical of the Wild, Wild West, based on the life of sharpshooter Annie Oakley. Performance dates are Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31 at 7 p.m. and Sunday April 1 at 3 p.m. in the ELCS auditorium. Chelsea Hughes, cast in the title role of Annie Oakley, said the musical was something everyone can enjoy. Annie Oakley is a character anyone can look up to, said Hughes. Shes all about strong women. The musical includes numbers like Anything You Can Do and There's No Business Like Show Business. Along with the sensational music, Hughes promised an amazing Wild West gun trick as part of the Buffalo Bills Wild West Show. Brett Sicola, cast as Frank Butler, Annies rival and love interest, said he was enjoying his role. Its a lot of fun to play. (Butler) is very cocky and so full of himself, said Sicola. Sicola said one of the highlights was the interaction between generations in the cast, including families. The cast features community members ages 9 to 60-something. The show is directed by Susan Forney Hughes, with musical accompaniment by Mary Lu Kirsty and Hans Himelein. The Social Center musical has become a truly family-oriented activity, said Hughes, explaining that the cast consists of siblings, parents and children. Students who have appeared in the musical for many years are now passing the wand to their younger siblings. Members of the cast included Chelsea Hughes, Brett Sicola, Alan Jones, Cassie Whittemore, Brad Egglefield, Zach Denton, Kim Hughes, Alvin Reiner, Joseph Geeg Dedam, Julia Cox, Sage Allott, Lenore Sicola, Dave Wyant, Paul Burdo, John Chestnut, Clare Harwood, Robyn Jones, Jean LeVien, Katie Whittemore, Nate Allott, Andrea LeVien, Kayla Roy, Dan Mitchell, Robyn Jones, Andrea LeVien, Cassie Jones, Paul Burdo, Abby Burdo, Kaitlin Coats, Jordan Glanda and Vivian Reiner. The original show was written in 1946 by Hervert and Dorothy Fields, but a new version, revised by Peter Stone, opened on Broadway in 1999.

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