Calamity Jane (A Musical Western) is a stage play and musical loosely based on tales from the life of Calamity Jane (Martha Jane Cannary).
The stage play was adapted in the 1960s after the Warner Brothers highly successful 1953 film Calamity Jane. Doris Day and Howard Keel starred in the original film. Music, lyrics and libretto of the subsequent stage play and musical were adapted after the Warner Brothers film. Libretto for “Calamity Jane A Musical Western” was adapted by Ronald Harner and Phil Park from the stage play by Charles K. Freeman after the film, which was written by James O’Hanlon.
Cast & Creative
|Calamity Jane||Sarah Trotman|
|Wild Bill Hickock||Martin Wilcox|
|Lt. Danny Gilmartin||Hamilton Faber|
|Katie Brown||Maria Waters|
|Adelaide Adams||Robbin Pierce|
|Francis Fryer||Terry Saunders|
|Henry Miller||Jim Trimmer|
|Mrs Flo Miller||Jane Poole-Wilson|
|Doc Pierce||Stephen King|
|Mrs Pierce||Sheila Donovan|
|Miss Pierce||Beckie Stewart|
|Saloon Gals||Alison Birtle|
|Saloon Gals||Lizzie Brignall|
|Saloon Gals||Fiona Gourlay|
|Saloon Gals||Janet Simpson|
|Saloon Gals||Angela Sturgeon|
|Music Director||James Mablin|
|Music Director||Philip Shute|
|Production Manager||Wesley Henderson Roe|
|Set designer||Wesley Henderson Roe|
Reviews & Awards
Frank Ruhrmund - The Cornishman
HOLLERIN’ hyenas! As the eponymous heroine in the BROS Theatre Company’s production of “Calamity Jane” says about “Men!”, so I must say “Rain, rain, rain. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.” Yet, in the words of another of the show’s several catchy numbers, while “Everyone complained about the weather” on its opening night, it failed to dampen either the spirits of the cast who played with all the courage of the pioneers of the west, or its huge audience all of whom, along with one particular pioneer who all but got the Deadwood stage rolling on her own minutes before its scheduled arrival in town, and despite the fact that there was no sign or hope of a “Beautiful sky” or a “Wonderful day”, were hell-bent on having a wonderful Bank Holiday Monday night out.
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