Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster, Music by Sammy Fain, Adapted by Ronald Hanmer and Phil Park from the stage play by Charles K. Freeman
Performance and Booking Details
Performances 8 March - 9 April 2017
- Mon 6:30 pm
- Tues - Sat 7:30 pm
- Thurs and Sat 2:00 pm
Approximately 2 hours 15 mins with interval
Presented by One Eyed Man Productions in association with Neglected Musicals and Hayes Theatre Co
Director Richard Carroll
Musical Director Nigel Ubrihien
Choreographer Cameron Mitchell
Production Designer Lauren Peters
Lighting Designer Trent Suidgeest
Producer Richard Carroll
Associate Producer Michelle Guthrie
Production Manager Jack Daniel Woods
Starring Virginia Gay, Laura Bunting, Anthony Gooley, Sheridan Harbridge, Robert Johnson, Matthew Pearce and Tony Taylor
Legendary frontierswoman; notorious daredevil; profane storyteller; unwomanly radical – Calamity Jane is one of the most immediately recognizable figures of the old American West.
From the famous 1950s Doris Day movie musical to the HBO series Deadwood, the courageous individuality of Calamity Jane has delighted audiences for decades. With a fierce disregard for gender expectations and cultural limitations that was centuries ahead of her time, there’s no better time to re-visit and re-examine this remarkable woman.
This stripped-back, rough-and-ready reimagining shucks off the buckskin and brings a barrelful of dirt and grit to the classic musical. Directed by Richard Carroll (Side Show), the production stars Virginia Gay (TV’s All Saints and Winners & Losers; Hayes Theatre Co’s High Society) as the magnetic, masculine heroine – joined by a ragtag band of acclaimed comedic actors and musicians who share all the other roles. Audiences will be thrust into the world of the Golden Garter Saloon – alive with whores, gamblers, and habitual jeopardy – and can expect an unruly and unpredictable ride. Performed with piano and a grab bag of other instruments, this production injects a raucous spontaneity into the uniquely intimate Hayes Theatre Co.
Featuring timeless standards such as ‘The Deadwood Stage’, ‘Just Blew In From The Windy City’ ‘Black Hills of Dakota’, and ‘Secret Love’, this new main-stage production was inspired by the sold-out Neglected Musicals presentation of ‘Calamity Jane’ starring Virginia Gay in August 2016.
Table seating is available for this production. Immerse yourself in the onstage world of the Wild West, and be a part of the action!