CALAMITY JANE: Carrie Seeley
KATIE BROWN: Katharine Bergman
BILL HICKOK: Jim Cole
FRANCES FRYER: Jim Greene
DANNY GMARTIN: Mae Burroughs
HENNY MILLER: Nancy Dearborn
SUSAN: Bonnie Bootsmiller
RAWHIDE: Bassillio Light
ADELAID ADAMS: Janice Moeller
PEACEFUL WATERS: Janice Moeller
JO: Carole Coltier
BIJOU THEATRE DOORMAN: Jayson Stover
CHORUS AND BAR GIRL: Jaden Oldham
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.