Neglected Musicals announce Calamity Jane cast

Neglected Musicals presents musical theatre that has never or rarely been seen in Australia and their next offering will be Calamity Jane at Hayes Theatre Co in August with star of stage and screen Virginia Gay in the titular role.

Virginia Gay
Virginia Gay

The full cast has now been confirmed with Hilary Cole as Katie Brown, Sheridan Harbridge as Adelaide Adams, Tamlyn Henderson as Wild Bill Hickok, Sam Moran as Lieutenant Dan, Rob Johnson as Francis Fryer and Laurence Coy as Henry Miller. Michael Hart, Lachlan Martin and Romy Watson round out the cast, who will come together to stage this classic musical with scripts in hand, and piano accompaniment after only a day’s rehearsal.

Adapted from the celebrated stage-play and 1953 Doris Day film, this musical Western premiered in Fort Worth, Texas on 27 May, 1961. Despite best laid plans over the last 55 years, Calamity Jane has never made it to Broadway stages and is a rarely performed work in the professional realm. 

Directed by Richard Carroll, musically directed by Nigel Ubrihien and choreographed by Cameron Mitchell, Calamity Jane will play 7 performances from 3 August – 7 August 2016.

“Directing Virginia Gay as Calamity Jane is one of the most exciting opportunities I can imagine”, said Director Richard Carroll. “And to be able to surround her with such a superb cast sends that excitement through the roof! Every one of these actors is charismatic and quick-witted, making them perfect for the unique experience of a Neglected Musicals presentation. Whip crack away!”

Previous Neglected Musicals presentations include Baby The Musical, Superman, Dear World, Lucky Stiff and more.

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Erin James

Erin James is's former Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

Erin James

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