This summer a cast of 30 will take the stage for Foothills Theatre’s production of “Annie Get Your Gun” on July 20-22. This is the community theater group’s 44th year bringing quality entertainment to Elkin and the surrounding community.
The cast includes Jamie Leigh Groce of Hamptonville and Rupard Mack of Elkin as the leads, Annie Oakley and Frank Butler. Jamie was most recently in the 2009 production of “Seussical” and Rupard was in last summer’s “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.”
“Both Rupard and Jamie can play big booming personalities, and so they are perfect,” Leighanne Martin Wright of Elkin said. Wright is directing along with Freddy Casstevens of Boonville as music director and Kim Arnold of Elkin as choreographer.
Rounding out the cast as Annie’s siblings are Gabriel Hammesfahr of Boonville as Little Jake, Abbey Johnson of Yadkinville as Nellie, Whitney Sprinkle of Elkin as Jessie, and Adriana Mantero of Elkin as Minnie.
Buffalo Bill will be played by Morgan Harrison of Elkin and his agent Charlie Davenport will be James Freeman of Elkin. Christine Werner Booher of Elkin will be Dolly Tate.
Pawnee Bill will be Mason Harrison of Elkin and Chief Sitting Bull will be Will Parks of Hamptonville.
Mrs. Wilson will be Judy Deck of Jonesville and Mac will be Daniel Wilson of Elkin.
Also in the ensemble, with many folks taking on several roles, are, from Elkin, Grace Harrison, Henry Freeman, Aspen Jackson, Dottie Jackson, Christie Harrison, Jessica Pickens, Ava McRitchie, Michael Jones, and Newell Hauser; from Jonesville, Stephen Deck and Destiny Sizemore; from Hamptonville, Amelia Baity and Courtney Davis; from East Bend, Kitsey Burns; from Yadkinville, Courtney Kiser; from Pfafftown, Jason Smith; and from Mocksville, Vicky Zickmund.
“You can see by the cast, this just isn’t an Elkin thing - it’s a Yadkin Valley thing,” Wright said. “We are lucky to have the continued support from residents throughout the area who not only enjoy being in the plays, but enjoy coming out to see them as well.”
“Annie Get Your Gun” features those popular songs like “Anything You Can Do,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” and many more. The performances will be at Elkin High School’s Dixon Auditorium on July 20, 21 and 22. Tickets will be $10 for teens and adults and $5 for children 12 and under.