Calamity Jane 17th -20th July 2019 – The Regal Theatre
Our next musical production will be earlier in the year than usual due to building works at the Regal. This means there will be some overlap with the spring play rehearsals. The production team would like to stress that this will not preclude any one from taking part in both shows as arrangements will be put in place to accommodate all who are successfully cast following auditions. This does mean, however, there will be extra Sunday rehearsals to compensate. Rehearsals will commence 23rd April 2019 Tuesday & Thursday evenings.
‘Calam’ dresses like a man, totes a gun and protects the Deadwood City stagecoach. Well-meaning, but disaster-prone, she tries to help the local saloon proprietor out of a jam (when he mistakenly hires male actor Francis Fryer thinking he is Frances Fryer a female performer} by promising to fetch Adelaide Adams a music-hall star from Chicago.
In Chicago Calamity mistakes Adelaide’s maid, Katie Brown, for the actress and hauls her back to Deadwood to perform. On stage Katie is greeted warmly, but breaks down and confesses that she is not the famous star. Calamity once more has to restore order and persuades the audience to give Katie a chance. They do, and 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 and discovers her true love for Wild Bill Hickock.
A hilarious comedy, it nevertheless has many tender moments and some very famous numbers, including “Secret Love”, “Black Hills Of Dakota, “Deadwood Stage” and “Windy City”.
There are no roles for children. Those in School Year 9 & above may audition for chorus/dancers.
Please do come along and find out more about this fun show and to get what you will need to audition. We welcome all members and any new people to come along, read some of the show, sing some of the songs and learn some choreography.
Mon 1st April 7.30 pm til 10.00 pm at Redwoods, Red Gables, Ipswich Road IP14 1BE and
Wed 3rd April 2019, 7.30 pm til 10.00 pm at Stowmarket Community Hub, Crown Street,
Auditions – Sunday 7th April 2019 10 am til 4 pm at Stowmarket Community Hub, Crown Street,
Jo Chadwick – Director