Musical (1961)

Musique: Sammy Fain
Paroles: Paul Francis Webster
Livret: Charles K. Freeman
Production à la création:

Synopsis complet

1 Calamity Jane s'intéresse à un personnage historique important: Calamity Jane.

Based on the 1953 film starring Doris Day and the screenplay by James O'Hanlon.

Acte I
The Deadwood Stage
Careless With the Truth*
Everyone Complains About the Weather*
A Hive Full of Honey
I Can Do Without You
It's Harry I'm Planning to Marry
Windy City
Keep it Under Your Hat
Careless With the Truth (Reprise)*

Acte II
A Woman's Touch
Higher Than a Hawk
The Black Hills of Dakota
Love You Dearly*
Secret Love
Finale Ultimo

Songs specifically added for the stage musical are denoted with *

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The additional songs were also used in the original summer tours and subsequently in amateur productions.
The stage version has been somewhat more successful in the U.K., where it has had several professional productions.

Version 1

Calamity Jane (1961-06-The Muny-St Louis)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: The Muny (St Louis - Etats-Unis)
Durée :
Nombre :
Première Preview : lundi 12 juin 1961
Première : mercredi 21 juin 1961
Dernière : Inconnu
Mise en scène : ???? ????
Chorégraphie : ???? ????
Producteur :
Avec : Calamity Jane ... Edie Adams / Wild Bill Hickock ... George Gaynes / Katie Brown ... Allyn Ann McLerie / Lt. Danny Gilmartin ... Nolan Van Way / Susie ... April Shawhan / Prospector ... Charles Sherwood / Francis Fryer ... Lou Wills, Jr. / Rattlesnake ... Joseph Cusanelli / Dancer ... Bill Bradley

Version 2

Calamity Jane (1994-11-Haymarket Theatre-Londres)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Haymarket Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 2 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : mardi 22 novembre 1994
Dernière : samedi 28 janvier 1995
Mise en scène : Paul Kerryson
Chorégraphie : David Needham
Producteur :
Avec : Calamity Jane ... Louise Gold / Wild Bill Hickock ... Ricco Ross / Katie Brown ... Liz Izen / Lt. Danny Gilmartin ... Hal Fowler / Adelaide Adams ... Nicole Carty / Henry Miller ... James Head / Rattlesnake ... Alan Mosley / Francis Fryer ... James Duke / Peter ... Alan Mosley / Hank ... Phillip Alden
Presse : "Full marks to Louise Gold in the title role and Ricco Ross as Wild Bill Hickock. Their playing of the central characters is more than enough to dispel any memories of Doris Day and Howard Keel." "From the aspect of songs it's a woman's musical, not only is there Gold as the larger than life Calamity but also Liz Izen as Katie Brown, giving audiences full value for their money." Quentin Clark, THE STAGE
"Louise just blazed through it, demolishing everyone else in it! The audience adored her." Peter Gannaway, WORDS AND MUSIC
“As the tough tender-hearted tomboy, Louise Gold is strong and charismatic enough to avoid comparison with Doris Day.” Liz Gilbey, THE LEICESTER MERCURY, Wednesday 23 November 1994, p41

Version 3

Calamity Jane (1996-05-Sadler's Wells Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Sadler's Wells (Londres - Angleterre)
Salle : Theatre
Durée : 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : jeudi 23 mai 1996
Première : jeudi 23 mai 1996
Dernière : samedi 15 juin 1996
Mise en scène : Paul Kerryson
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Avec : Gemma Craven (Calamity Jane), Stephen McGann (Wild Bill Hickok), Stuart Pendred (Lieutenant Danny Martin), Nicole Carty (Adelaide Adams), Grace Kinirons (Katie Brown), James Gavin (Francis Fryer)
Commentaires : This season at Sadler’s Wells was part of national tour. Gemma Craven received a lot of praise, but it was felt the scenery and staging was not up to London standards.

Version 4

Calamity Jane (2003-06-Shaftesbury Theatre-Londres)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Shaftesbury Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)

Durée : 2 mois 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : jeudi 12 juin 2003
Première : jeudi 26 juin 2003
Dernière : samedi 20 septembre 2003
Mise en scène : Ed Curtis
Chorégraphie : Craig Revel Horwood
Producteur :
Avec : Cast: Toyah Wilcox (Calamity Jane), Michael Cornish (Wild Bill Hickok), Garry Kilby (Lieutenant Danny Martin), Emma Dodd (Adelaide Adams), Kellie Ryan (Katie Brown), Phil Ormerod (Francis Fryer), Duncan Smith (Henry Miller)
Commentaires : This was a touring production which had originated at Northampton Theatre, and had been on the road for some nine months before coming into London.
During its tour Toyah Wilcox caused some disappointment to her fans and discontent among some provincial managers when she suddenly left the show to appear in “I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here”. However, the extra publicity from the television show persuaded the powers-that-be to bring the show into the West End. It was criticised for its touring scenery, and inevitably Toyah Wilcox was compared unfavourably to Doris Day in the film version, but all in all her performance was mostly praised, though the show itself had a luke-warm reception.
Presse : MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "The show's saving graces are Sammy Fain's score and Craig Revel Horwood's choreography."

BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "She [Toyah Willcox ] is the bubbling epicentre of Ed Curtis’s relentlessly larky production."

PAUL TAYLOR for THE INDEPENDENT says, "Hit-and-miss."

PATRICK MARMION for TIME OUT says, "Toyah Willcox is horribly miscast as Calamity."

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1) 1995-??-Studio Cast