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

Apr. 01 - Apr. 02 (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.

A second round of auditions will be held for FTC's Summer Musical Annie Get Your Gun on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 6:30 pm and Sunday, April 2, at 2:00 pm, at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater at 1668 Highway 87 South in Fredericksburg.

Actors are asked to sign up in advance for an audition slot. To reserve a time slot, call the theater office at 888-669-7114.

For auditions, you must prepare 32 bars of a show tune, or a verse and chorus. You may choose a song from the show or another piece 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 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 any questions, email the theater office at with the subject line "Annie Get Your Gun Auditions." 

Schedule:   Rehearsals are typically Mondays through Fridays, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. June 12 -15 are Technical/Dress Rehearsals. For the production's success, attendance at these rehearsals and all performances are mandatory for the entire cast and crew. Performances: Thursday, June 15 at 7:30 pm (Preview) June 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, and July 1 at 7:30 pm – June 18, 25, and July 2 at 2:00 pm.  

 Cast List Breakdown:


1 Woman and 1 Man  


2 Women, 5 Men, 2 Girls, 1 Boy

ENSEMBLESinging-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, Messenger, Band Leader, Mrs. Sylvia Potter-Porter, Mrs. Schuyler,  Adams, Cowboys, Indians, Young Men and Ladies, Kings and Queens of Europe, Socialites, Debutantes, et al.