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calamity jane

Calamity Jane
Tue 19 – Sat 23 Feb 2019
7.30pm every eve plus 2.00pm Sat matinee

West Bridgford Operatic Society presents Calamity Jane, the stage musical adaptation of the 1953 film of the same name starring Doris Day. It is a fictional retelling of the life of Calamity Jane, a frontierswoman of the American Wild West.

The farcical plot revolves around the heroine and peace-keeper turned gambler, Wild Bill Hickock, in the small South Dakota town of Deadwood. A riot breaks out at The Golden Garter saloon when a beautiful actress named Frances Fryer, is revealed to be a man. Henry Miller, the saloon’s proprietor, fails to cover-up the mistake and Calamity appeases the disappointed customers by promising to fetch the heart-throb, Adelaide Adams from Chicago. Unfortunately, through another twist of mistaken identity, Calamity mistakes Adelaide’s maid, Katie Brown as the star and brings her back to Deadwood. Katie’s first attempt is tentative and she is exposed as a fraud by the disappointed audience. Calamity jumps to rescue her and Katie’s reprise wins the heart of every man in town, including Calamity’s handsome love hope, Lt. Danny Gilmartin. Calamity reluctantly overcomes her jealousy over losing Danny and discovers her true love for Wild Bill.

Featuring ‘Secret Love’, the Academy Award winning and chart-topping hit, and punchy numbers like ‘The Deadwood Stage (Whip Crack Away)’ and ‘Just Blew in from the Windy City’, Calamity Jane is a Musical Western that you won’t want to miss.


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