Encore - Calamity Jane


The Production Team

Director – Michael Kay

Choreographer – Anne Kay

Musical Director – Kate Palethorpe

Assistant Director – Peter Burgess

Rehearsal Pianist – Helen Short

The Cast

Rachael Alford, Carole Barry, Trudi Dalton, Helen Evans, Helen Fawcett, Robyn Goldman, Lorraine Grant, Victoria Greenaway, Michele Jericevich, Janet Kay, Judy Kennedy, Susie Kennedy, Anne Kitto, Julie LeClerc, Lynda McMurty, Cilla Norris, Betty Tougher, Lynette Westbury, Jonathan Barons, Bill Barry, Dean Bassett, Ken Bond, Bryan Dalton, Scott Evans, Chris Johnson, Robert Lashmore, John McCann, Peter Warren, Brian Watkins.

Calamity Jane

The Synopsis

Deadwood City’s two most famous peace officers, Calamity Jane & Wild Bill Hickock, get involved in saving the neck of Henry Miller, the local saloon operator. It seems “Millie” has been promoting a beautiful actress named Francis Fryer, who turns out to be a boy – Francis. Millie’s attempt to cover up is soon unmasked by the angry miners, and only Calamity can cool the crowd with her trusty pistols. To keep the peace, Calamity sets out for Chicago to bring back the miners’ real heartthrob, Adelaide Adams.

In Chicago Calamity mistakes Adelaide’s maid, Katie Brown, for the actress & hauls her back to Deadwood. Onstage Katie is greeted warmly, but breaks down & confesses that she is not the famous star. Calamity once more restores order & persuades the audience to give Katie a chance. They do, & she wins the heart of every male in town – including Calamity’s dashing love hope, Lt. Danny Gilmartin. Calamity reluctantly overcomes her jealousy over losing Danny & discovers her “Secret Love”.

The Production Team

Director – Patricia Rafter

Choreographer – Nola Verrills

Musical Director – Kate Palethorpe

Assistant Directors – Marion McNeill & Greg Wood

Rehearsal Pianist – Rachael Malfeed

The Cast

Jane Stewart (Calamity Jane), John McCann (Bill Hickock), Lisa Balaschow (Katie Brown), Justin Fitzgerald (Danny Gilmartin), Tia Sneyd (Susan), Nathan Garnett (Francis), Fred Jones (Henry Miller), Victoria Greenaway (Adelaide Adams), Jonathan Barons (Pete), Keith Macbeth (Hank), Bruce Holden (Doc), Jim Simmons (Rattlesnake), Rachael Alford, Dean Bassett, Ken Bond, Mario Calderone, John Follent, Robyn Goldman, Jane Johnson, Fiona Jones, Judy Kennedy, Shelley Kennedy, Graeme Kenrick, Andrew Klusman, Robert Lashmore, Julie LeClerc, Amanda Marley, Nicole McCammon, Rosie Olk, Michelle Stringer, Betty Tougher, Brian Watkins, Raquelle Zuzarte