Calamity Jane

11th March 2024

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Kilmarnock Amateur Operatic Society are delighted to present our 2024 production of Calamity Jane. 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, Calam goes to Chicago to import to Deadwood the glamorous actress, Adelaid 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 Calam sheds her tomboy persona at a ball at the local Fort and becomes a true woman, she realizes that she loves Wild Bill Hickok. Calamity Jane has an Oscar nominated score that includes The Black Hills of Dakota, The Deadwood Stage (Whip-Crack-Away), Just Blew in from the Windy City and the award-winning song Secret Love. Our performance on Tuesday 12th March is a British Sign Language Interpreted Performance, which is suitable for all. While no changes are made to the performance itself, a sign language interpreter will be present to benefit audience members who are D/deaf or hard of hearing. Calamity Jane Adapted by Ronald Hanmer and Phil Park From the stage play by Charles K. Freeman after Warner Bros. film written by James O'Hanlon Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster Music by Sammy Fain This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International. All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI
19:30 - Monday 11th March
19:30 - Tuesday 12th March
19:30 - Wednesday 13th March
19:30 - Thursday 14th March
19:30 - Friday 15th March
14:30 - Saturday 16th March
19:30 - Saturday 16th March