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"Annie Get Your Gun" Brings the Wild West to
MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Nov. 19-28

10/25/10


West Windsor, N.J.- Who's got the stuff that made the Wild West wild? Why Annie Oakley and her friends, of course! The Yardley Players presents Irving Berlin's musical classic, "Annie Get Your Gun," at Mercer County Community College. Performances take place Fridays, Nov. 19 and 26 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Nov. 20 and 27 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays Nov. 21 and 28 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is conveniently located on the college's West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening performance on Nov. 19.

Rootin' tootin' Annie Oakley faces a dilemma from the start when she falls in love with Frank Butler, the sharpshooting star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West show. An amazing sharpshooter, herself, she aims to win him over. Will Annie sacrifice her pride and reputation to win Frank's heart? Based on Herbert and Dorothy Fields' book with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, the Tony Award-winning production showcases such memorable tunes as "There's No Business Like Show Business," "Doin' What Comes Natur'lly," "You Can't Get a Man with a Gun," and "Anything You Can Do."

Principle cast members include: Maggie Mustico, of Cherry Hill, as Annie Oakley; Bill Pessel, of Princeton, as Frank Butler; Sally Page, of Princeton, as Dolly Tate; John Grewen, of Pennington, as Charlie Davenport; Ken McCormick, of Hamilton, as Buffalo Bill; Walter Smyth, of Trevose, Pa., as Sitting Bull; Wayne Wood, of Fairless Hills, Pa., as Wilson/Buffalo Bill; Kate Franklin, of Richboro, Pa., as Minnie Oakley; Cindy George, of Hightstown, as Jessie Oakley; Karlee SanGiovanni, of Burlington, as Nellie Oakley; Stephen Szemis, of West Windsor, as Jake Oakley; Gregory Dornbach, of Monmouth Junction, as Porter; David Elorza, of Princeton, as Mac; and Ron SanGiovanni, of Burlington, as Pawnee Bill.

Featured in the adult ensemble are: Carolyn Anzuini of East Windsor, Elizabeth Brune of Princeton, Stacy Danka of Allentown, Katie Downey of New Brunswick, Elizabeth Felkner of Yardville, Danielle Grosso of Hamilton, Jordana Grosso of Hamilton, Dana Klinges of Princeton, Kathy Kutalek of Hightstown, Jeanne LaPolla of Levittown, Pa., Marilyn Licciardello of Pennington, Laura Murey of Hamilton, Abigail Oliver of Hamilton, Sarah Williams of Robbinsville, Holden Bihl of Robbinsville, and Vinnie Parelli of Ewing.

The children's ensemble consists of Heather Dixon of Trevose, Pa., Cynthia Reynolds of Bordentown, Emma Rulli of Burlington, Julianne Wenc of Millstone Township, Marc Caiola of Robbinsville, and Michael Mitgang of West Windsor.

From left, Ken McCormick as Buffalo Bill, Maggie Mustico as Annie Oakley and Bill Pessel as Frank Butler.
Standing from left: Walter Smyth as Sitting Bull, John Grewen as Charlie Davenport, Wayne Wood as Wilson, and Ken McCormick as Buffalo Bill; seated: Maggie Mustico as Annie, Bill Pessel as Frank Butler, and Sally Page as Dolly Tate.
Introducing the Oakleys, from left, Stephen Szemis as Jake, Kate Franklin as Minnie, Maggie Mustico as Annie, Cindy George as Jessie, and Karlee SanGiovanni as Nellie.

Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for seniors, and $12 for students and children. Free parking is available next to the theater. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible. For a complete listing of the events schedule and more at Kelsey Theatre visit:

 

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