Calamity Jane

Musical

Writers: Sammy Fain Paul Francis Webster

Overview

Show Information

Music
Category
Musical
Number of Acts
2
Genres
Cast Size
medium
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, adult, late teen, mature adult, child, early teen characters

Synopsis

In the wild-west outpost of Deadwood City, 1876, we find the sharpshooting tomboy, Calamity Jane surrounded by cowboys, townsfolk, and the famous Wild Bill Hickok. After a mix-up in the talent pool at Deadwood's saloon-theater, Calamity goes to Chicago to import to Deadwood the glamorous actress, Adelaide Adams, but returns by mistake with her maid, Katie Brown instead. Back in Deadwood, Katie's inability to perform is overcome as she wins the heart of the young Lieutenant Danny Gilmartin, and when Calamity sheds her tomboy persona at a ball at the local Fort and becomes a true woman, she realizes that she loves Wild Bill Hickok.

Lead Characters

Calamity Jane guide sections