Stellar cast set to bring ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ to Bay

2017-03-08 13:03
From left are Thuba Myeki (cast as Frank Butler), Rose Cowpar (Director) and Tara-Jane Stern (cast as Annie Oakley).              Photo:SUPPLIED

From left are Thuba Myeki (cast as Frank Butler), Rose Cowpar (Director) and Tara-Jane Stern (cast as Annie Oakley). Photo:SUPPLIED

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THE Port Elizabeth Gilbert and Sullivan Society has seen a host of stars perform on their stage over the years and the fabulous cast of their 85th anniversary production, Annie Get Your Gun, is no exception.

Annie Get Your Gun tells the story of Annie Oakley, history’s greatest female sharp shooter, who went from backwoods hunter supporting her four brothers and sisters to the star of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.

The timeless classic, last seen on the PE stage in 1995, will bring together a stellar cast featuring many well-known local performers, as well as some exciting newcomers.

The iconic lead role of Annie Oakley will be played by the super talented Tara-Jane Stern, who is joined by Thuba Myeki as suave ladies’ man Frank Butler.

The cast also features Jacques Batista as Charlie Davenport and powerhouse performer Caitlin Smith as Dolly Tate. The roles of Winnie Tate and Tommy Keeler will be alternated by the Showtime Award winning teams of Kerry-Lee Jeffrey and Phillip Cowie, and Abigail Ranwell and Khuselo Gqiba.

Stage veteran Dennis Slattery, affectionately known as Tarz, will play Chief Sitting Bull, Charl Vollgraaff will portray the roll of Buffalo Bill and Annie’s siblings will be played by Georgia-Jo Palmer, Brooklyn Plaatjies, Tathan Kersten and Joshua Louw.

The show will run from May 26 to June 10 at the Savoy Theatre. Tickets will be on sale next month. Advance bookings for groups of 20 or more can be made now with Rose Cowpar on 072 906 1977.

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