Annie, Get Your Gun
by Fredericksburg Theater Company (FTC)

Mar. 20 - Mar. 22 (2023)

Annie Oakley is the best shot around, and she manages to support her little brother and sisters by selling the game she hunts. When she's discovered by Col. Buffalo Bill, he persuades this novel sharpshooter to join his Wild West Show. It only takes one glance for her to fall head over heels for dashing shooting ace Frank Butler, who headlines the show. She soon eclipses Butler as the main attraction which, while good for business, is bad for romance. Butler hightails it off to join a rival show, his bruised male ego leading the way, but is ultimately pitted against Annie in a final shoot-out. The rousing, sure-fire finale hits the mark every time in a testament to the power of female ingenuity.

 Auditions for FTC’s summer musical Annie Get Your Gun will be held Monday and Wednesday, March 20 and 22 at 6:30 p.m., at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, located at 1668 Highway 87 South in Fredericksburg. The production will be directed by Steve Reily, music direction by Amy Ballenger, and choreographed by Regan Mann.

Actors are asked to sign up in advance for an audition slot. To reserve a time slot, call the theater office at 888-997-3588.

For auditions you will need to prepare 32 bars of a show tune, or a verse and chorus. You may choose a song from the show, or another song that best shows your vocal range and abilities. A CD player and MP3 hookup will be available. A keyboard and accompanist will also be present. No acapella auditions please.

There will be a brief dance/movement auditions, so please dress accordingly. Actors will also be asked to read scenes from the script. Scripts are available to be checked out from the FTC Box Office. Besides the principal characters, there are multiple speaking and singing roles in the ensemble/chorus.


If you have questions, you can email the theater office at with the subject line “Annie Get Your Gun Auditions”.



 Rehearsals are typically Monday through Friday, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

 June 12 -15 are Technical/Dress Rehearsals. For the success of the production, attendance at these rehearsals and at all performances is mandatory for the entire cast and crew.

 Performances: Thursday, June 15 at 7:30pm (Preview); June 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, and July 1 at 7:30 p.m.  – June 18, 25, and July 2 at 2:00 p.m. 


Cast List Breakdown:


1 Woman and 1 Man 



2 Women, 5 Men, 2 Girls, 1 Boy



Singing-dancing ensemble consisting of Cowboys, Indians, Young Men and Ladies, Kings and Queens of Europe, Socialites, Debutantes



Frank Butler (A2-F4)

Buffalo Bill Cody (B2-F4)

Dolly Tate (B3-B4)

Tommy Keeler (Bb2-D4)

Winnie Tate (Bb3-E5)

Charlie Davenport (B2-F4)

Foster Wilson (F3-C4)

Mac - the Prop Man

Chief Sitting Bull

Annie Oakley (G3-F5 (opt. Bb5))

Jessie - Annie's Little Sister (Bb3-D5)

Nellie - Annie's Other Little Sister (A3-D5)

Little Jake - Annie's Little Brother (Bb3-D5)

Running Deer

Eagle Feather

Dining Car Waiter

Sleeping Car Porter

Pawnee Bill


Band Leader

Mrs. Sylvia Potter-Porter

Mrs. Schuyler Adams

Cowboys, Indians, Young Men and Ladies, Kings and Queens of Europe, Socialites, Debutantes, et al.

The mission of the Fredericksburg Theater Company (FTC) is “to provide superior theatrical programs for regional participation which entertain, educate, enrich and inspire.” Formed in 1997 by Jeryl Hoover, the theater has grown to an audience of more than 13,000 annually. All performances are held at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater.

FTC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. It has received statewide recognition from Texas Commission on the Arts, Texas Nonprofit Theatres, as well as grants from various arts endowment organizations. FTC has been recognized by as “The Theatre of the Decade in the San Antonio Region.”