Cast Info

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  VOICE.

 

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.  INDEPENDANT. 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.

 

JOE: 40-65 YEARS OF AGE. IS 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. 

 

MEG: 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   CIRCLE MEMBER.

 

LILLIAN: 30-78. ACTIVE. LIGHT-HEARTED, JOY   OF LIFE RADIATES FROM HER. ENSEMBLE SINGER. SEWING CIRCLE MEMBER.

 

NATIVE AMERICANS: MATURE. MAY BE MALE OR   FEMALE. STRONG SOLO VOICES.  SHORT ROLES. DOUBLE AS  PASSERSBY IN CHICAGO.  EDWARD: AGELESS. BACKSTAGE MANAGER. NON-SINGING ROLE. SHORT ROLE IN ONE   SCENE. DOUBLING IS POSSIBLE IN OTHER SCENES.

Audition Dates Coming Soon!

About the Show

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 the  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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