Annie Get Your Gun (Original London Cast Recording)

Annie Get Your Gun (Original London Cast Recording)

by Suzi Quatro
     
 

Great Britain waited 39 years for a second major stage production of Annie Get Your Gun after the first version in 1947, the year following the Broadway opening. But on July 29, 1986, a revival mounted by the Chichester Festival Theatre was launched at the West End's Aldwych Theatre starring American-born pop singer Suzi Quatro as sharpshooter Annie Oakley and…  See more details below

Overview

Great Britain waited 39 years for a second major stage production of Annie Get Your Gun after the first version in 1947, the year following the Broadway opening. But on July 29, 1986, a revival mounted by the Chichester Festival Theatre was launched at the West End's Aldwych Theatre starring American-born pop singer Suzi Quatro as sharpshooter Annie Oakley and Eric Flynn as her rival and lover Frank Butler. Quatro was familiar to British audiences for her string of rock hits in the 1970s, but this was not merely stunt casting. Stepping into shoes once occupied by Ethel Merman (and by Dolores Gray in the U.K.), Quatro gave a fresh, vulnerable interpretation to the part. A bit breathy in the upper register, she was not a belter like Merman, but emphasized the tunefulness of the songs. She was closer to Betty Hutton, who starred in the film version, actually, though she did not really come down on the laugh lines of the songs, preferring to give a less comic performance.. Flynn, like the rest of the cast, was sturdy and supportive. This version of the show was based on the 1966 Broadway revival that gave added attention to the leads, including an extra song, "Old Fashioned Wedding," while cutting back on the secondary leads, who lost their one duet, "Who Do You Love, I Hope." The revision was not an improvement, nor were David Firman's arrangements, but this cast album gave a good sense of the production's verve, including the rarely heard "Wild Horse Ceremonial Dance." Despite the many strong singer-actresses who followed her, no one was ever likely to make people forget Ethel Merman. But Suzi Quatro demonstrated that there were many ways to play the part of Annie Oakley, and hers was very enjoyable in its own way.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/17/2003
Label:
First Night Records
UPC:
5014636602427
catalogNumber:
6024

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Suzi Quatro   Primary Artist,Vocals,cast
Original Cast Recording   Indexed Contributor
Peter Wells   Vocals,cast
John Conroy   Vocals,cast
Fred Crossman   Horn
Mark Graham   Trombone
Dave Land   Trumpet
John Mayer   Violin
Bobby Purvis   Keyboards
Michael Rennie   Leader
David Land   Trumpet
Andy Mitchell   Trumpet
Alltrinna Grayson   Vocals,cast
Taffy Taylor   Vocals,cast
David Hulley   Percussion
Peter Ledbury   Vocals,cast
Rosalyn Lishak   Violin
Andy Panayi   Woodwind
Steve Fortune   Vocals,cast
Andy Barnwell   Woodwind
Martin Gill   Violin
Tony Pedretti   Vocals,cast
Edmund Hockridge   Vocals,cast
Michael George Jones   cast
Sarah Woollett   Vocals,cast
Roger Alborough   Vocals,cast
Dennis Bowden   Bass
Helene Whitcombe   Vocals,cast
Nichola Treherne   Vocals,cast
Tricia Tomlinson   Vocals,cast
Francesca Coker   Vocals,cast
Colin Courtney   Woodwind
Richard Cuerden   Vocals,cast
Ruth Dawson   Violin
Maureen Scott   Vocals,cast
Mikaela Ryden   Vocals,cast
Eric Flynn   Vocals,cast
Rosie Freshwater   Vocals,cast
Adrian Goodfellow   Vocals,cast
Karen Halliday   Vocals,cast
Richard Hanson Smith   Vocals,cast
Tiffany Alice Pershke   Vocals,cast
Abigail Painter   Vocals,cast
Tony ORourke   Vocals,cast
Myrtle Bruce Mitford   Cello
Berwick Kaler   Vocals,cast
Robert Purvis   Keyboards
Robin Slater   Vocals,cast
Matt Zimmerman   Vocals,cast
Annie Get Your Gun Cast Ensemble   Choir, Chorus
Peter Lucadou-Wells   Vocals
Richard Hanson-Smith   Vocals
Michael G. Jones   Vocals
Tony O'Rourke   Vocals
Annie Get Your Gun Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Anne Grayson   Vocals
Edmund Hockeridge   Vocals
Tiffany-Alice Pershke   Vocals

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Richard Bush   Artwork
Dorothy Fields   Book
John Gale   Executive Producer
Keith Grant   Engineer
Norman Newell   Producer
Bobby Purvis   Director
Michael Rennie   Orchestra Leader
David Gilmore   Direction
John Craig   Contributor
David Firman   Arranger
Grant Hossack   Musical Director,Production Director
Robert Mackintosh   Executive Producer
Robert MacIntosh   Executive Producer
Herbert Fields   Book
Anthony Van Laat   Choreographer
Suzanne Hywel   Assistant Choreographer
Matthew Gale   Sound Design

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