In the wild-west Dakota outpost of Deadwood City, 1876, sharpshooter Calamity Jane carouses with cowboys, townsfolk, and her rival Wild Bill Hickok. After a mix-up in the planned talent for performances at the local theater-saloon, Calamity goes to Chicago to fetch the glamorous musical star Adelaide Adams. But, she returns instead with Adelaide's maid, Katie Brown, who has dreams of stardom.
While not a famous performer like Adelaide, she turns in a performance that wins over the townsfolk. Calamity offers to share her cabin with Katie. The two become fast friends. That is, until Katie wins the heart of Danny Gilmartin, a soldier stationed at the nearby fort. Calamity, however, has had her heart set on Danny. Katie charms Wild Bill who also sets his hat for her. The two friends, and strong women, vie for the heart of Danny. At a local ball, Calamity sheds her tomboy persona and blossoms as a lovely woman.
When Katie wins Danny, a show-down between the two ladies electrifies the town. Calamity and Katie, with help from Wild Bill, emerge from it as independent women of honor, courage, and love. Calamity and Wild Bill discover they love one another and a double wedding is held for the two couples.
The show ends with a reprise of “Secret Love” by the entire cast. The song won an Academy Award as best song of the year when the movie of CALAMITY JANE was released. The stage show is based on the movie. The song also became one of Doris Day's major hit songs. Day portrayed Calamity in what many consider her best role.
Like the movie, the stage show is filled with broad comedy, larger than life lead roles, delightful supporting character roles, and a score overflowing with hummable, happy, and upbeat music.
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CALAMITY JANE: 18-40 YEARS OLD. TOMBOYISH STRONG. SOLO VOICE. AGILE, WHOLESOME, DYNAMIC.
KATY BROWN: 18-40 YEARS OLD. DREAMS OF STARDOM. INDEPENDANT. SOLO VOICE. LIMITED DANCE MOVEMENT
SUSAN: 16-25 YEARS OLD. NON-SOLO.
LIMITED DANCE MOVEMENT
ADELAID 30-65 YEARS OLD. GRAND MUSICAL THEATRE STAR, CONCEITED, SOLO
MILLIE: CAN BE PLAYED BY MALE OR FEMALE 30-65 YEARS OLD. STRONG NERVOUS WORRY-WART WHO OWNS SALOON ENSEMBLE VOICE.
BILL HICKOK: 20-40 YEARS OLD. STRONG. MARSHAL TYPE. POSITIVE LEADER. INDEPENDENT, POWERFUL SOLO VOICE. LIKEABLE.
FRANCES FRYER: 20- 30 YEARS OLD. CHARMING SONG AND DANCE MAN. SOLO VOICE AND SOME DANCE SKILL. INSECURE BEING “OUT WEST.”
DANNY GMARTIN: 18-30 YEARS OLD. SOLDIER AT THE NEARBY FORT. DEDICATED TO THE ARMY AND LOVE. PLEASANT, NICE GUY. SOLO VOICE.
BUCK: 18-50. A SHARP COWBOY. CARRIES LASSO. ENSEMBLE VOICE IN
QUARTET. DOUBLES AS A SOLDIER.
DOC: 40-75 YEARS OF AGE. WILD BILL'S CAR PLAYING COMPANION. QUIET, SECURE, KNOWING. ENSEMBLE VOICE IN QUARTET. DOUBLES AS A SOLDIER.
RAWHIDE: 35-70 YEARS OLD. DRIVES
STAGECOACH. OUTSPOKEN. CRUSTY.
ENSEMBLE VOICE IN QUARTET.
DOUBLES AS A SOLDIER.
RATTLESNAKE: 40-65 YEARS OF AGE. A PROSPECTOR.WEATHER-BEATEN, BUT STILL THOUGHTFUL. ENSEMBLE VOICE IN QUARTET. DOUBLES AS A SOLDIER.
AMY: 18-30. OUTGOING. ENSEMBLE VOICE IN TRIO. LIMITED DANCE. PLEASANT, MATURE. DOUBLES AS SHOW AND SALOON GIRL.
JO(SEPHINE): 18-30. A BIT “HARD.” PROFESSIONAL TEASE. ENSEMBLE VOICE IN TRIO. DOUBLES AS SHOW AND SALOON GIRL.
MARVY: 18-30. BUBBLY PERSONALITY. MOVES EASILY AND SMOOTHLY. ENJOYS LIFE. ENSEMBLE VOICE IN TRIO. DOUBLES AS SHOW AND SALOON GIRL.
SENA: 30-78. STRONG. AUTHORITATIVE. LEADER IN THE COMMUNITY. GOOD SENSE OF HUMOR. ENSEMBLE SINGER. SEWING CIRCLE MEMBER.
MABEL: 30-78. AN ORGANIZER. SOCIABLE. A “MOVER.” ENSEMBLE SINGER. SEWING CIRCLE MEMBER.
ALMA: 30-78. THOUGHTFUL.
COMPASSIONATE AND CARING.
HAPPY. ENSEMBLE SINGER. SEWING
LILLIAN: 30-78. ACTIVE. LIGHT-HEARTED, JOY OF LIFE RADIATES FROM HER. ENSEMBLE SINGER. SEWING CIRCLE MEMBER.
2 SIOUX NATION: MATURE. MAY BE MALE OR FEMALE. STRONG SOLO VOICES. SHORT ROLES. DOUBLE AS
PASSERSBY IN CHICAGO.
EDWARD: BACKSTAGE MANAGER.
NON-SINGING ROLE. SHORT ROLE IN
ONE SCENE. DOUBLING IS POSSIBLE IN OTHER SCENES.