Thursday, September 3, 2015

Annie Get Your Gun

Annie Get Your Gun was technically the first show I was in professionally. I feel like every time it's done the story is different in some way, which makes me question the book's integrity.

I also obviously have a big problem with Frank Butler. I know it was a different time, but that guy. Man. What a jerk. It's not like Annie is perfect, but to lose the match at the end of purpose just to appease his ego? Ugh.

Aside from from some terrible plot choices and questionable situations (like I'm An Indian too), Annie Get Your Gun has some of the catchiest, most famous songs in all musical theatre.

Do I love it? HELL NO. When they revive it, it doesn't even sound contemporary, it just sounds weird. The original recording is the best because they're not trying too hard. The show was written for Ethel Merman, the weirdest voice to ever be popular, but also the best performer who has ever played Annie (sorry, Bernadette).

Most underrated song? Moonshine Lullaby

Annie Get Your Gun
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields

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