Go to Calamity Jane, 15–19 August 2018

This show is part of Collected Works 2018

Collected Works 2018

Show details:

Synopsis

15–19 August 2018

SNEAK PEEK: Calamity Jane will be part of Collected Works 2018 season. Season Ticket Packages go on sale in October 2017.

Collected Works 2018

 

 

 

 

Legendary frontierswoman; notorious daredevil; profane storyteller; unwomanly radical – CALAMITY JANE is one of the most immediately recognisable 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, the production stars Virginia Gay (Channel 7’s All Saints and Winners & Losers) as the magnetic, masculine heroine – joined by a ragtag band of acclaimed comedic actors and musicians who share all the other roles. From the moment they enter the theatre, audiences are immersed in the world of the Golden Garter Saloon – alive with whores, gamblers, and habitual jeopardy – and can expect an unruly and unpredictable ride. This particularly goes for the dozens of audience members seated onstage at saloon tables, who will be a part of the action whenever they least expect it!

Featuring timeless standards such as The Deadwood Stage, Just Blew In From The Windy City, Black Hills of Dakota, and Secret Love performed with piano and a grab bag of other instruments, this production injects a unique and raucous sense of spontaneity into the world of musical theatre.


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Dates

15–19 August 2018

Credits

This production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International Australasia Pty Ltd on behalf of MTI Europe.

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre in association with One Eyed Man Productions, Neglected Musicals and Hayes Theatre Co presents

ADAPTED BY:
Ronald Hanmer and Phil Park

STAGE PLAY BY:
Charles K. Freeman

WARNER BROS. FILM WRITTEN BY:
James O’Hanlon

LYRICS BY:
Paul Francis Webster

MUSIC BY:
Sammy Fain

DIRECTED BY:
Richard Carroll

MUSICAL DIRECTOR:
Nigel Ubrihien

CHOREOGRAPHER:
Cameron Mitchell

PRODUCTION DESIGNER:
Lauren Peters

LIGHTING DESIGNER:
Trent Suidgeest

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR:
Dash Kruck

WIG DESIGNER:
Ben Moir

PRODUCER:
Richard Carroll

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER:
Michelle Guthrie

ASSISTANT PRODUCER:
Virginia Gay

PRODUCTION MANAGER:
Jack Daniel Woods

STAGE MANAGER:
Lauren Tulloh

NATIONAL PUBLICITY:
Michelle Guthrie

PROMOTIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY:
Marnya Rothe

PRODUCTION PHOTOGRAPGHY:
John McRae

ARTWORK DESIGN:
Mils Achi

CAST:
Virginia Gay
Laura Bunting
Anthony Gooley
Rob Johnson
Tony Taylor

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre in association with One Eyed Man Productions, Neglected Musicals and Hayes Theatre Co presents

CATEGORY:
Musical Theatre

DURATION
:
TBC

WARNINGS:
This show contains simulated smoking.

SUIT CHILDREN?: 
This show is suitable for children ages 7+.

GROUP BOOKINGS:
Group tickets are not available online.
To make a group booking, please phone
(02) 6275 2700 during business hours or
email groups@canberratheatrecentre.com.au

VENUE:
The Playhouse
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