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 comes to Melbourne after a sold-out season at Sydney’s Hayes Theatre, where it picked up Sydney Theatre Awards for Best Independent Musical and Best Female Actor in a Musical.

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

By: Ben Neutze

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