Jun 08-10, 2023
(includes a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Saturday)
Music by Irving Nerlin, Lyrics by Dorothy and Herbert Fields
Directed by: Shae Marie Eickhoff
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.
Due to the rising number of cases of Covid-19 and a recent exposure to our cast we, unfortunately, have decided to cancel our upcoming performances of The Game’s Afoot for November 19, 20, & 21, 2020. It is true that we are concerned with attendance numbers but most importantly we are concerned about the health of our cast, crew, and patrons.
At this time we do not have a postponement planned, but with some hope and luck we may be able to bring this show back at another date or in another season. Our current plan is to push forward for our next production of Evita in February. We will be constantly monitoring the situation in our community in order to make informed decisions about each of the remaining shows this season.
We want to say thank you to our cast and crew for their hard work and preparation for the show. We are sad that we cannot present it to you but we know this is the best decision for our community. We love Jefferson City and we want to make sure we are doing what we can to stop the spread of this illness. Thank you to everyone for your continued support of The Little Theatre and the arts in Jefferson City.