Patti LuPone may be at home on the movie screen, the TV set and the Broadway stage, but she’s only really at home when she’s at Ravinia. With her bigger-than-life vocalism, she is the obvious heiress to the mantle of the legendary Ethel Merman, winning a Drama Desk Award and Tony nomination for Anything Goes and a Tony Award for her take on Mama Rose from Gypsy, a role she first created at Ravinia before taking it to Broadway.
Now, for the 150th anniversary of Annie Oakley’s birth, LuPone tackles another iconic Merman role for Ravinia, playing fast and loose with gunpowder and love in Irving Berlin’s bigger-than-life musical about the fabled sharp-shooter. The hit-stuffed score includes “Doin’ What Comes Naturally,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better,” “You Can’t Get a Man with a Gun” and “They Say It’s Wonderful.”
Irving Berlin: Annie Get Your Gun
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Book by Herbert & Dorothy Fields
Presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals
Additional shows on August 14 and 15.