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Calamity Jane 2008

Calamity Jane

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
Lyrics by PAUL FRANCIS WEBSTER
Music by SAMMY FAIN

An amateur performance presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LTD

20 - 23 February 2008

7.30 p.m. each evening and 2.30 p.m. Saturday Matinee

Hind Leys Theatre
Forest St, Shepshed, Leics., LE12 9DB

 
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CAST

Calamity Jane Ellie Owen
Wild Bill Hickock Adam Daniels
Katie Brown Charlotte Hall
Lt. Danny Gilmartin Daniel Lucas
Henry Miller Adam "Ace" Painting
Susan, his niece Hayley Crane
Francis Fryer Luke Dipple
Adelaide Adams Emma Partridge
Rattlesnake Craig Nash
Doc. Pierce/Colonel Stark James Hall
Joanna, a barmaid Sarah French
Pete, a scout Ryan Barnes
"Golden Garter" Girls/Townsfolk Bethan Evans, Charlotte Smith, Claire Moloney,
Eleanor Williamson, Emma Partridge, Jess Voller-Bell,
Jo Makin, Natasha White, Sarah McDowell & Victoria Noseley
Adelaide Girls/Townsfolk

Aimee Chiltern, Amy North, April Briers, Lois Daniels,
Michaela Griffiths, Olivia Smith, Rebecca Bakewell,
Rebecca Bruce, Rebecca Dobson, Rowan Beaumont,
Sarah French, Sarah Hodgkinson, Sofie Bunce, Stephanie Orme


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CREDITS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Producer/Director Adrian Dobson
Musical Director Hazel Needham
Choreography Wendy Spencer & Michelle Spencer
Production Assistant David Burton
Musical Director's Assistant Louise Burton
Costume Co-ordinator/ Hair Sue Penver
Technical Director James White
Lighting Darren Spencer
Sound James White & Jonathan Painting
Stage Manager Alan Jamieson
Stage Crew Lee Brookes, Howard Rogerson, Chris Wilson, Nick Head,
Helen Whysall, Simon Penver, Lynsey Bloomfield
& Ash Moulton
Set Sunningdale Timber, Loughborough Amateur Operatic Society
& The Crew Tarts
Properties Erica Elliott
Front Of House Manager Julia Painting
Box Office Julia Daniels
Hair & Makeup Louise Burton, Eileen Burton, Brenda Barrett,
Nicola Thompson & Charlotte Liggins
Poster Design Alix Ashurst
Programme & Photography Nigel Painting
Rehearsal Photography Ray Barratt & Stuart Hallam
Publicity Michelle Spencer, Louise Burton & Adrian Dobson
Fundraising Sue Penver & Jane Evans
Show Video Wallis Videos
Acknowledgements

Hind Leys Caretakers, Theatre & Community Staff;
Vine House; Christchurch Methodist Church;
Shepshed Town Council; The Shire Community Fund;
ESNA Players; Loughborough Sea Cadets; Our Patrons;
Our Front of House Volunteers; Lambert Charity;
Campbell Scientific; Keith Atkin; Florence Turner Trust;
Corah Foundation.


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SYNOPSIS

One of the legendary figures of the Old West, Calamity Jane lives in Deadwood and rides shotgun on the stage-coach between Deadwood and Chicago. She dresses as a man, drinks like a man and can shoot better than most men. Although there is an element of truth in her adventures, the number of Indians shot and brave soldiers saved by her have led the townspeople to feel that she is "careless with the truth"!

Despite her outward toughness she has fallen for Lieutenant Danny Gilmartin and also, to a lesser extent, Wild Bill Hickock, a gambler.

Henry Miller is the owner of the Golden Garter Saloon and is anxiously awaiting actress Frances Fryer booked to perform that night. His anxiety increases when she does not arrive on the stage-coach. Due to a booking error a song and dance man Francis Fryer arrives instead, not what Miller's red blooded customers would want. To dispel a riot Miller persuades Fryer to do a female impersonation. This is a disaster but Calamity saves the day (and Miller's hide) by promising the angry audience she will go to Chicago and fetch Adelaide Adams, a famous start of vaudeville.

In Chicago, Calamity mistakes Adelaide Adams' maid, Katie Brown, for the great star. Stage-struck Katie seizes the chance to break into show business by agreeing to perform at the Golden Garter. Her impersonation of Adelaide flops, but Calamity calms the audience and, given a second chance, Katie performs her own act and becomes the toast of Deadwood.

Katie and Calamity become good friends and Katie moves into Calamity's cabin in the beautiful Black Hills of Dakota. Danny and Bill have fallen for Katie and visit the cabin to seek her favour. A ball at Fort Scully promotes an opportunity for the four of them to go as a foursome, with Calamity in a borrowed gown, revealing her feminine side and becoming the belle of the ball.

Danny finds himself alone with Katie, and declares his love for her. Katie although worried about Calamity, is overcome by passion and they fondly embrace and kiss. Calamity discovers them and flies into a rage, ordering Katie to get out of town.

Calamity sets back to her cabin to throw Katie's belongings out, but on the trail with Wild Bill she discovers her "Secret Love" for him, and yes, you can guess, it all ends with wedding bells. But for how many weddings?


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MUSICAL NUMBERS

ACT ONE  
Overture Orchestra
The Deadwood Stage Clamity & Ensemble
Careless With the Truth Calamity, Bill & Ensemble
Adelaide Bill & Men
Ev'ryone Compains About The Weather Fryer
Men Calamity
Can Can "Golden Garter" Girls
Hive Full Of Honey Fryer
I Can Do Without You Calamity & Bill
It's Harry I'm Planning To Marry Adelaide & Girls
It's Harry I'm Planning To Marry (Reprise) Katie
Adelaide (Reprise) Rattlesnake & Men
Windy City Calamity & Ensemble
Keep It Under Your Hat Katie
Keep It Under Your Hat (Reprise) Katie & "Golden Garter" Girls
Careless With The Truth Ensemble
   
ACT TWO  
Entr'Acte Orchestra
A Woman's Touch Katie & Calamity
Higher Than A Hawk Bill
The Black Hills Of Dakota Ensemble
The Black Hills Of Dakota (Reprise) Bill, Calamity, Danny, Katie & Ensemble
Love You Dearly Danny & Katie
Men (Reprise) Calamity & Bill
My Secret Love Calamity
My Secret Love (Reprise) Calamity & Bill
Windy City (Reprise) Ensemble
Finale Ensemble

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