Jenn Gambatese
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Jenn Gambatese
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Jenn Gambatese and Kevin Earley will star as Annie Oakley and Frank Butler, respectively, in Goodspeed Musicals' production of Annie Get Your Gun, at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut, April 16-June 27. Rob Ruggiero will direct.

In this wild west musical, Annie Oakley, a backwoods gal with a sure-shot and quick wit, challenges dashing marksman Frank Butler to be the star of Buffalo Bill's traveling show. Sparks fly faster than bullets as the competition and romance heat up. The tuner features music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and original book by Herbert Fields and Dorothy Fields as revised by Peter Stone.

The principal cast will also include David McDonald as Buffalo Bill Cody, Rebecca Watson as Dolly Tate, Andrew Cao as Tommy Keeler, Chelsea Morgan Stock as Winnie Tate, James Beaman as Charlie Davenport, Michael Nichols as Chief Sitting Bull, Joy Rachel Del Valle as Jessie, Marissa Smoker as Nellie, and Griffin Birney as Little Jake.

The ensemble will include Brandon Andrus, Sean Coughlin, Con O'Shea-Creal, Orville Mendoza, Pilar Millhollen, Bill Nabel, Natalie Ryder, and Dorothy Stanley, Molly Tynes, Amos Wolff, and Aaron Young. The swings will be Noah Aberlin, Hartleigh Buwick, and Jake Poulios.

The creative team will include Noah Racey (choreography), Michael Schweikardt (set), Alejo Vietti (costumes), John Lasiter (lighting), Michael O'Flaherty (music director), and Dan DeLange (orchestrations).

For more information, visit www.goodspeed.org.