Everyone at Seton School knows “there’s no business like show business…” as they rehearse for the annual spring musical. This year they are performing Irving Berlin’s classic, “Annie Get Your Gun.” Filled with comedy and hit songs such as “Anything You Can Do,” “I Got the Sun in the Morning” and “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” Seton’s production promises to be entertaining from start to finish.
The show is set under the Big Top of Colonel Buffalo Bill’s (Anthony Minarik) legendary Wild West Show. Annie Oakley (Nicole Smith) is a sharp-shooting, scruffy little hick from Ohio who falls head over heels for Frank Butler (Gabe Duda) — Buffalo Bill’s star attraction, whom she also beats in a shooting contest. Annie joins the show and slowly wins Frank over with her innocent charm to the dismay of Frank’s assistant and long-time admirer, Dolly Tate (Brittany Rosato). Besides ruffling Dolly’s feathers over Frank, Annie also encourages the forbidden-by-Dolly marriage of the young knife-throwing duo of Tommy Keeler (Johnny Myers) and Winnie Tate (Meghan Bartnick), Dolly’s underage sister. To make matters worse, Frank’s jealousy of Annie’s shooting skills drives him to leave the Wild West Show, which goes bankrupt after a tour of Europe. It takes all the cunning of Buffalo Bill, and his general manager Charlie Davenport (Peter LaVigne), as well as Sioux warrior Chief Sitting Bull (Kenny Hall), to concoct a plan that will save the show and bring Annie and Frank back together.