Guns? Gables? Annie? These are just a few of your favourite things featured in Korda’s newest holiday panto, Annie of Green Gables, Get Your Gun. This holiday mash-up has silliness for the kids, naughty jokes for the grown-ups, bad drag, great music, and audience participation for everyone in this original, goofy, delightful all-ages musical production to mark the holiday season and a milestone birthday for our great country.
Annie of Green Gables, Get Your Gun is a fresh take on the classic tale of Canada’s favourite red-headed orphan girl making her way in Green Gables. Good friends, bad tantrums, red braids and much, much more! Watch the loving and spunky little orphan Anne (with an ‘E’), conquer new territory (well, a province), and teach those pesky Canadians a thing or two about her kindred spirits and how the sun will most definitely come out tomorrow.
Tracey B. Atin, who wrote the book and lyrics, directs the show, with assistance from Kerri Galloway. It is produced by Gemma Cunial, and features music direction by Robert Godden and choreography by Hope Forman and Kerri Galloway. Sadie Alejandria is the stage manager.
Talented Windsor-Essex performers make up the cast, including Jennifer Desaulniers, Ruthie McLean, Jack Klinck, Brooke Dominguez, Jenna Ward, Claire Grona, Simone Ryall, Marissa Dodich, Fiona McIntosh, Nolan Grona, Zeb Fulcher, Angelo Lucier, Clinton Hammond, Kerri Galloway, John Shellhorn, Allison Still, Meredith Farrington, Sixuan, Alex Alejandria, and Emma McDonald as Anne.
The production features a live band made up of Robert Godden (leader / guitar), Marty Rodger (mandolin), Mary Harbocian (bass), David Light (fiddle), Colin Zorzit (cajone), and Tracey B. Atin (winds). Godden also wrote the music for the show.
The set is designed by Atin, built by Alex Hristoff and Martin Ouellette, and painted by Hristoff and Alex Alejandria
Annie of Green Gables, Get Your Gun runs at The KordaZone Theatre (2520 Seminole Street, Windsor, Ontario), for eight performances: December 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, and 16 at 7pm, and December 10 and 17 at 2pm. Tickets are $10 for students, $12 for seniors, $15 for general admission, and $40 for a family four-pack. There will be a pay-what-you-can performance on December 14.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at Nancy Johns Gallery & Framing, Juniper Used and Rare Books, and can also be purchased at the door. Reservations can by made by calling (519) 562-3394. Doors open at 6:30pm for evening shows, and 1:30pm for matinees. Visit Kordazone for more information.