Silhouette Productions "Annie Get Your Gun" comes to Shore Cultural Centre

A musical tale about Old West legendary performer and Ohioan, Annie Oakley comes to life on Shore Cultural Centre’s stage October 13-22 in Silhouette Production’s presentation of Irving Berlin’s classic musical Annie Get Your Gun.  Annie’s (Kate Michalski) natural ability as a sharpshooter is discovered by Buffalo Bill (Clayton Minder) and she is persuaded to join his infamous Wild West Show. Complications ensue when Annie falls in love with the show’s star, Frank Butler (Allen Seely), and her skills put her on top as the show’s star attraction. Annie Get Your Gun hits the mark throughout the show with classic tunes such as “There’s No Business Like Show Business”, “The Girl That I Marry” and “Anything You Can Do”. 

Meg McGarry, an ensemble member of the production, states, “Rehearsals are both challenging and stimulating when we nail a particular scene or song”.  She added, “All the principles are doing an excellent job, with great voices, high energy and tons of talent” 

This is the third Silhouette Production in which Euclid resident Lisa Castelletti has been cast, this time as a member of the ensemble, having also been in productions with Geauga Lyric Theater Guild and Mighty Goliath Productions.  “It’s a classic show, one that I’ve loved for so long,” said Lisa.  “But I never knew much about the true story of Annie Oakley.  It’s always fun when there’s room for a large ensemble with a show that so many people of all ages will enjoy.”

This family friendly musical also features Ms. McGarry’s grandson Finn, age 7, as “Little Jake”.  He is enjoying his acting experience stating, “I like rehearsal because we get to act, do funny lines and it's fun!” 

Will love’s aim win over professional rivalry?  You can find out at Shore Cultural Centre, weekends October 13th through 22nd, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Advance purchase $14 for adults (over 60/under 17 yrs is $12), at the door $16 for adults (over 60/under 17 yrs is $14). Purchase tickets at 216-219-3630, visit, or in person at Shore Cultural Centre, 291 East 222nd St., Euclid, room 143. More info can be found on the website or by calling Shore at 216-289-8578. 

Annie Get Your Gun, with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields, directed by Douglas F. Bailey II, musical direction by Matthew Steven Grittner, choreography by Jen Justice, is presented by special arrangement with Rodgers and Hammerstein.

Chris Cipriani

Director of Programming and Marketing for Shore Cultural Centre

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