Calamity Jane

Theatre, Musicals
Calamity Jane 2017 Hayes Theatre production still 01 feat Tony Taylor Virginia Gay Sheridan Harbridge photographer credit John McRae
Photograph: John McRae Tony Taylor, Virginia Gay and Sheridan Harbridge

Virginia Gay stars as the iconic frontier heroine in this local production of an American classic

This stage version of the 1950s MGM movie musical eliminates almost all traces of Doris Day’s sugary sweetness. Virginia Gay plays the ultimate Wild West heroine in a stripped back production, which exploits every opportunity for comedy while posing questions about gender norms.

With songs from the film including ‘Windy City’ and ‘Secret Love’, Calamity Jane is back in Melbourne for two final encore seasons: December at Arts Centre Melbourne and January at the much bigger Comedy Theatre. It started with a sold-out season in early 2017 at Sydney’s Hayes Theatre, where it picked up Sydney Theatre Awards for Best Independent Musical and Best Female Actor in a Musical, and its been touring the country ever since. This could be your last chance to see it!

Read our four-star review of the original Sydney season here.

By: Ben Neutze

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