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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,Sun Theater Critic | April 1, 2001
Tom Wopat has "no complaints." That phrase pops up more than once in the course of an interview, as in: "I've been in a No. 1 TV show; I've gotten a Tony nomination; I've sung at Carnegie Hall, the Grand Ole Opry. I have no complaints." The TV show was, of course, "The Dukes of Hazzard," in which Wopat and co-star John Schneider drove around, wrecking a succession of Dodge Chargers, from 1978 to 1985. The Tony nomination was for Wopat's portrayal of Frank Butler, love interest and eventual husband of Annie Oakley, in the musical "Annie Get Your Gun."
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2010
"Learn to ride a horse — not merely hold on. "Learn to shoot. Aim high and never give up. "Service. "Love."
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 8, 2001
Tomorrow, an upbeat article of Americana opens at Anne Arundel Community College's Pascal Center for the Performing Arts when Moonlight Troupers' 25-member cast brings history to life in Irving Berlin's Annie, Get Your Gun. The musical tells the story of Annie Oakley, the sharp-shooting country girl who joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and became famous for her marksmanship, beating vaudevillian-sharpshooter Frank Butler in competition. If those three characters are legends, so is Berlin.
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By Mary Johnson and Special to The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2010
Well along in rehearsal at the Naval Academy's Mahan Hall, the cast of "Annie Get Your Gun" seemed ideally suited to American composer Irving Berlin's musical story of American heroine Annie Oakley. At a recent rehearsal, cast members leaped from their seats onto the stage when the music director summoned them for the opening number, "There's No Business Like Show Business." Berlin would have been pleased by these enthusiastic midshipmen - few of whom were even born at the time of his death in 1989 at age 101. A World War I veteran who toured with servicemen during World War II, Berlin wrote "Annie Get Your Gun" shortly after returning from the war. The musical tells the story of sharpshooting country girl Annie Oakley, who joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and became world-famous for her marksmanship, defeating vaudevillian/sharpshooter Frank Butler in competition.
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By Emily Woodhouse and Emily Woodhouse,special to the sun | March 30, 2007
Everyone knows "you can't get a man with a gun," but perhaps nobody knows it better than the talented cast of Mount Hebron High School's Annie Get Your Gun. The students performed Irving Berlin's spirited musical last week, showing the audience there really is "No Business Like Show Business." Annie Get Your Gun tells the story of two rival sharpshooters -- Annie Oakley and Frank Butler -- who fall in love, even as they compete to earn the title of "champ-een" in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2010
"Learn to ride a horse — not merely hold on. "Learn to shoot. Aim high and never give up. "Service. "Love."
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,Theater Critic | March 11, 1993
Former gymnast Cathy Rigby may not be the musical theater's vision of Annie Oakley -- that vision was forged by Ethel Merman, who created the title role in the original 1946 production of "Annie Get Your Gun."Rigby is a different kind of Oakley -- the more realistic, athletic, tomboy kind. It's a little difficult to picture Merman doing some of Oakley's more acrobatic stunts. Not so with Rigby, who not only has her own athletic credentials, she's the same height as pint-sized Oakley.Sure, Merman's voice was a cannon next to Rigby's smaller and, in the lower register, weaker tones.
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By Lou Cedrone | June 25, 1991
Holly Pasciullo makes a perky Annie Oakley in the Cockpit in the Court production of ''Annie Get Your Gun.'' Actually, everything about the show is perky, thanks to a very capable cast and the more than capable direction of Todd Pearthree, who also did the choreography.The dancing is rather elaborate for the Cockpit in the Court, but Pearthree manages very well with an accomplished group of young men and women.''Annie Get Your Gun'' was first presented in New York in 1946, where it ran for 1,147 performances.
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By Madison Park and Madison Park,SUN REPORTER | September 27, 2007
A Harford County woman was found guilty of manslaughter yesterday after she said she mistakenly gave a 16-month-old boy methadone in December 2004. Elaine Marie Butler, 54, of Darlington, a former registered nurse, was on trial for the second time on the manslaughter charge after a jury found her guilty of reckless endangerment last year but deadlocked on the manslaughter charge. Harford County Circuit Judge Stephen M. Waldron is expected to sentence Butler tomorrow on the reckless endangerment and manslaughter charges.
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By Mary Johnson and Special to The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2010
Well along in rehearsal at the Naval Academy's Mahan Hall, the cast of "Annie Get Your Gun" seemed ideally suited to American composer Irving Berlin's musical story of American heroine Annie Oakley. At a recent rehearsal, cast members leaped from their seats onto the stage when the music director summoned them for the opening number, "There's No Business Like Show Business." Berlin would have been pleased by these enthusiastic midshipmen - few of whom were even born at the time of his death in 1989 at age 101. A World War I veteran who toured with servicemen during World War II, Berlin wrote "Annie Get Your Gun" shortly after returning from the war. The musical tells the story of sharpshooting country girl Annie Oakley, who joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and became world-famous for her marksmanship, defeating vaudevillian/sharpshooter Frank Butler in competition.
NEWS
By Madison Park and Madison Park,SUN REPORTER | September 27, 2007
A Harford County woman was found guilty of manslaughter yesterday after she said she mistakenly gave a 16-month-old boy methadone in December 2004. Elaine Marie Butler, 54, of Darlington, a former registered nurse, was on trial for the second time on the manslaughter charge after a jury found her guilty of reckless endangerment last year but deadlocked on the manslaughter charge. Harford County Circuit Judge Stephen M. Waldron is expected to sentence Butler tomorrow on the reckless endangerment and manslaughter charges.
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By Emily Woodhouse and Emily Woodhouse,special to the sun | March 30, 2007
Everyone knows "you can't get a man with a gun," but perhaps nobody knows it better than the talented cast of Mount Hebron High School's Annie Get Your Gun. The students performed Irving Berlin's spirited musical last week, showing the audience there really is "No Business Like Show Business." Annie Get Your Gun tells the story of two rival sharpshooters -- Annie Oakley and Frank Butler -- who fall in love, even as they compete to earn the title of "champ-een" in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
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By William Hyder and William Hyder,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 12, 2002
It's all true. A small-town girl who was a phenomenal shot with a rifle became one of the stars of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show under the name of Annie Oakley and toured the United States and Europe. Sitting Bull, leader of the Indians who had defeated Custer and the 7th Cavalry at the Little Big Horn, joined the show, too. He became so fond of Annie that he adopted her as a daughter. Buffalo Bill ran into stiff competition from another showman, Pawnee Bill, and the two shows merged rather than go broke.
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 18, 2002
The stage pulsated with energy at St. John's College during the weekend when the Talent Machine Company opened Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun, featuring its younger performers in the 7-to-14 age group. With its depiction of authentic American icons such as Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley and Sitting Bull, the 1946 classic proved an ideal choice for this 50-member cast. Every member of the cast exuded high-voltage energy with talent to match and a high degree of professionalism that sprang from rigorous rehearsal.
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 8, 2001
Tomorrow, an upbeat article of Americana opens at Anne Arundel Community College's Pascal Center for the Performing Arts when Moonlight Troupers' 25-member cast brings history to life in Irving Berlin's Annie, Get Your Gun. The musical tells the story of Annie Oakley, the sharp-shooting country girl who joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and became famous for her marksmanship, beating vaudevillian-sharpshooter Frank Butler in competition. If those three characters are legends, so is Berlin.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,Sun Theater Critic | April 1, 2001
Tom Wopat has "no complaints." That phrase pops up more than once in the course of an interview, as in: "I've been in a No. 1 TV show; I've gotten a Tony nomination; I've sung at Carnegie Hall, the Grand Ole Opry. I have no complaints." The TV show was, of course, "The Dukes of Hazzard," in which Wopat and co-star John Schneider drove around, wrecking a succession of Dodge Chargers, from 1978 to 1985. The Tony nomination was for Wopat's portrayal of Frank Butler, love interest and eventual husband of Annie Oakley, in the musical "Annie Get Your Gun."
ENTERTAINMENT
By Karin Remesch | March 29, 2001
'WIZARD OF OZ ON ICE' Follow the yellow brick road to the Columbia Ice Rink, where more than 100 members of the Columbia Figure Skating Club will present "The Wizard of Oz on Ice" this weekend. The classic tale of Dorothy, Scarecrow, Lion and Tin Man will glide across the ice at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The ice rink is at 5876 Thunder Hill Road in the Oakland Mills Village Center, Columbia. Tickets are $8.50, free under 3. Call 410-799-5356 or 410-750-0237. 'Annie Get Your Gun' Follow sharpshooter Annie Oakley's stormy relationship with Frank Butler, a vaudeville marksman, when "Annie Get Your Gun" is performed Tuesday through April 8 at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre, Hopkins Plaza.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Karin Remesch | March 29, 2001
'WIZARD OF OZ ON ICE' Follow the yellow brick road to the Columbia Ice Rink, where more than 100 members of the Columbia Figure Skating Club will present "The Wizard of Oz on Ice" this weekend. The classic tale of Dorothy, Scarecrow, Lion and Tin Man will glide across the ice at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The ice rink is at 5876 Thunder Hill Road in the Oakland Mills Village Center, Columbia. Tickets are $8.50, free under 3. Call 410-799-5356 or 410-750-0237. 'Annie Get Your Gun' Follow sharpshooter Annie Oakley's stormy relationship with Frank Butler, a vaudeville marksman, when "Annie Get Your Gun" is performed Tuesday through April 8 at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre, Hopkins Plaza.
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