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Oregon's Miss America starring in 'Annie Get Your Gun'

Katie Harman plays Annie in the production, "Annie Get Your Gun," opening Sept. 1 at the Elsinore Theater in Salem.

Posted: Aug 24, 2018 11:20 AM
Updated: Aug 24, 2018 11:44 AM

SALEM, Ore. -- The only Miss Oregon to win Miss America will be starring in a production of "Annie Get Your Gun" which opens Sept. 1 at the Elsinore Theater in Salem.

KEZI 9 News sat down with Katie Harman to learn more about her role -- Annie Oakley. 

Harman's rise to fame dates back her Miss America crowning just days after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. In our interview, Harman described the moment she learned about the Twin Towers being hit and how the Miss America organization, along with the ABC network, proceeded forward after the deadliest act of terrorism in U.S. history.

One memory she shared happened when Harman visited Ground Zero in New York City. Harman talked about meeting a first responder who immediately recognized her and talked about how grateful the man was that he and his wife made time to sit down and watch the Miss America Pageant. 

Harman is a classically-trained singer whose voice is beyond words. She said she treats her vocal training like a science, and it's most evident when you hear her singing in person. 

If you've never been to the Elsinore Theater in Salem, Katie shared her initial reaction to the venue during our interview. It's a one-of-a-kind theater that guarantees to leave you with a desire to come back.

"Annie Get Your Gun" is directed by Steven Munshaw and choreographed by Christopher Dean. The production follows the true love story between sharpshooters Annie Oakley and Frank Butler, played by Robb Harrison in the Elsinore Theater's rendition. 

The production will have six performances between Sept. 1 and 9. Ticket information is available by clicking here.

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