Saranac Lake students will perform ‘Annie Get Your Gun’

Abbie Wolff plays Annie Oakley in the Saranac Lake High School’s production of “Annie Get Your Gun” Thursday, Friday and Saturday. (Photo provided)

If you go…

What: “Annie Get Your Gun” musical

Where: Saranac Lake High School, 79 Canaras Ave.

When: Tonight, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

How much: $10 adults, $8 students

Louis Catania, Sarah Dalton and other Saranac Lake High School students rehearse a scene from “Annie Get Your Gun.” (Enterprise photo — Griffin Kelly)

SARANAC LAKE — There’s no business like show business.

Saranac Lake High School students will perform “Annie Get Your Gun” tonight, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Student tickets are $8, and adult tickets are $10.

The Irvin Berlin musical shows a fictionalized version of world-renowned sharpshooter Annie Oakley. Oakley performed stunts such as shooting cigarettes out of people’s mouths and hitting coins that were flipped into the air. One her most famous acts involved facing away from targets, aiming a rifle over her shoulder and shooting distant bull’s-eyes while looking in a mirror.

After Oakley bested marksman Frank Butler in a competition, the two soon got married and started performing in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West, a traveling show that highlighted sharpshooting, horse riding and frontier life.

Actors and actresses from Saranac Lake High School rehearse a song-and-dance number from “Annie Get Your Gun.” Abbie Wolff, front center, plays sharpshooter Annie Oakley. (Enterprise photo — Griffin Kelly)

In “Annie Get Your Gun,” Oakley and Butler are infatuated with each other, but they’re also in constant competition, with Butler even joining a rival wild west show at one point.

Director Bonnie Brewer and many of the cast members said the musical is lighthearted and fun, a significant departure from last year’s production of “Fiddler on the Roof,” which was about the banishment of Jews from Russia.

Abbie Wolff, the senior who will play Oakley, said “Annie Get Your Gun” has plenty of memorable musical numbers.

“I think there’s some really great songs that people will recognize in this show — ‘Anything You Can Do,’ ‘No Business Like Show Business,’ ‘You Can’t Get a Man with a Gun,'” she said.

Niklas Dahlen rehearses his part as Frank Butler in “Annie Get Your Gun,” this year’s Saranac Lake High School spring musical. (Enterprise photo — Griffin Kelly)


Reuben Bernstein

Georgia Bickford

Logan Branch

Actors and actresses from Saranac Lake High School’s “Annie Get Your Gun” pose during a rehearsal this week. (Enterprise photo — Griffin Kelly)

Jackson Carlisto

Louis Catania

Sawyer Chase

Dellice Chase

Lachie Cheney-Seymour

Colter Cheney-Seymour

Rosemary Crowley

Niklas Dahlen

Sarah Dalton

Helena Dramm

Ryley Fischer

Julian Gambacurta

Anderson Gray

James Graziano

Abby Hunt

Tucker Jakobe

Leena Keal

Joe Larabie

Sylvie Linck

Maddie Mader

Micah McCulley

Kaylee McLean

Michael Miller

Forrest Monroe

Emily Muncil

Natalie Orman

Emma Peer

Madison Reardon

Lauren Roberts

Robyn Rutgers

Sarah Samperi

Jackson Small

Griffin Smith

Erika Swirsky

Simon Thill

Raechel Villani

Abbie Wolff