Lyrics by Paul Frances Webster
Music by Sammy Fain
Adapted by Ronald Hanmer and Phil Park
From the stage play by Charles K.Freeman
After the Warner Bros. Film
Written by James O’Hanlon
By arrangement with Jospeh Weinberger LTD
Presented by Neglected Musicals Pty Ltd
By Arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia
Directed by Richard Carroll
Musical Director Nigel Ubrihien
Producer Michelle Guthrie
Choreographer Cameron Mitchell
From 8 March to 1 April 2017
at Hayes Theatre Co, Potts Point
Based on the 1953 film of the same name the premiere run of Calamity Jane opened in Fort Worth, Texas on 27 May, 1961. Warner Bros considered mounting a Broadway production at the time, and many others have since then however Calamity Jane has never made it to Broadway stages.
This musical Western is adapted from the celebrated stage-play and film. ‘Calam’ dresses like a man, totes a gun and drives the Deadwood City stagecoach. Well-meaning, but disaster-prone, she tries to help the local saloon proprietor out of a jam by promising to fetch a music-hall star from Chicago. A hilarious comedy, it nevertheless has many tender moments and some very famous numbers.
Virginia Gay as Calamity Jane
Hilary Cole as Katie Brown, Sheridan Harbridge as Adelaide Adams, Tamlyn Henderson as Wild Bill Hickok, Sam Moran as Lieutenant Dan, Rob Johnson as Francis Fryer and Laurence Coy as Henry Miller with Michael Hart, Jai Higgs, Lachlan Martin and Romy Watson
Neglected Musicals will present the musical classic CALAMITY JANE at Hayes Theatre Co from Wednesday 3 August. Directed by Richard Carroll, the Doris Day movie musical with legendary songs like Secret Love, The Black Hills of Dakota and The Deadwood Stage will star Virginia Gay as Calamity.
Neglected Musicals presents musical theatre that has never or rarely been seen in Australia. Presented with scripts in hand, and with piano accompaniment after only a day’s rehearsal.
Photos by Noni Carroll