Hampton Bays High School Stages ‘Annie Get Your Gun’

Opening night for “Annie Get Your Gun” at Hampton Bays proved that “There’s No Business Like Show Business” to enthrall an audience as happily as a musical comedy.

The two-act play about sharpshooter Annie Oakley, with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, staged at the district auditorium on March 15, 16 and 17. Dorothea Primavera played the title role and Fred Nydegger was the male lead as Frank Butler.

Other students in the cast included Kiara Brown, Tom Capuano, Keith Davis, Charlotte Forman, Brian Intermaggio, Franklin Kryzewski, Babara Layburn, Klaudia Maslowska, Jackeline Mogollon, Noah Montague, Victoria Moynihan, Kat O’Gara, Alex Peterson, Giancarlos Ruiz, Mikela Ryan, Charlie Schneider, Tetyana Senchyshyn, Brenda Soto, Lily Spellman, Dennis Sullivan, Everett Tarpey, Olivia Terry and Laura Warner.

The tech and stage crews, as well as the pit band, were made up of students and local adults. The tech crew included Tim Berglin, Ross Hamilton, Scott Harris and Alec Kozuchowski, while the stage crew consisted of Zach Anderson, Shawn Bowen, Elena Drankwalter, Chris Moffatt and Arthur Nygard. Members of the pit band included James Bernard, Charlie Clausen, Kimberly Clemensen, Thomas Comerford, Joseph DePalo, Lee Duke, Daniella Greene, Richard Ianelli, Michael Kendrot, Charles Kinder, Debra Liso, Laura Maila, Anthony Marino, Jami Nydegger, Annette Perry, Lisa Rice, Steve Shaughnessy, Dennis Sullivan, Brandon White and Laura Zaweski.

Working behind the scenes were Jennifer Halsey as pit orchestra conductor, Ms. Liso as musical director, Rick Nydegger as carpentry master, Christine Pandolfo as producer, Rich Pandolfo as technical director, Regina Papile as poster designer, Babette Paul as set designer, Amy Stangasser as choreography adviser and Edythe Tunney as costume director.

The play was staged by the Hampton Bays High School Thespian Society.