Calamity Jane

Emily Evans

The hard-bitten, gun-tottin’, hard-ridin’, Indian-fightin’, cavalry officer-rescuin’, tall-tale-telling, sarsaparilla drinkin’, sharp-shootin’ tough gal who tries to behave like a man but can’t hep loving like a woman. In order to hold her own in a man’s world, she dresses, speaks, rides and shoots like a man; groomed and dressed in proper feminine fashion, she is revealed a beautiful girl – and the transformation is quite startling. She was 24 in 1876.

 

‘Wild’ Bill Hickok

Barry Stevens

A grisled hard man with a great voice wko has had a hard life as a as a drover, wagon master, soldier, spy, scout, lawman, gunfighter and gambler. He is good-natured, has a good sense of humour and is in love with Calamity but doesn’t know it. He was 39 in 1876.

Our Bill will look like the real thing, not like the clean cut Howard Keel in the film.

 

Katie Brown

Lucinda Banton

A stage-struck city girl of talent, who, posing as a famous actress, comes West and captures the affection of all men in Deadwood City, particularly that of Hickock and Gilmartin, and in so doing incurs the enmity of Calamity.

 

Lieutenant Danny Gilmartin

Stephen Chalkley

A second lieutenant attached to the nearby fort, he is tall, handsome and the man Calamity dreams about, but who falls in love with Katie Brown.

A strong, no nonsense guy with a beautiful singing voice.

 

Henry Miller

Chris Evans

The proprietor of “The Golden Garter”, Deadwood’s saloon-hotel-theatre, where most of the action centers. He is anxious and erratic, giving the impression that he is constantly one jump ahead of a nervous breakdown.

 

Susan Miller

Hannah Wade

The young, friendly and pretty niece of Miller who all but runs “The Golden Garter”. She falls in love with Francis Fryer.

 

Francis Fryer

Max Marchesi

A song-and-dance man more at home in the vaudeville theatres of the Eastern states than in the Wild West. He is imported by Miller as an entertainer on the assumption that the “Francis” (a man) is a “Frances” (a woman), providing all sorts of shenanigans.

 

Adelaide Adams

Rachel Yelland

A highly-paid vaudeville star and celebrated “beauty” of the period, who, off-stage, is a selfish and conceited woman. Katie impersonates her which leads to complications.

 

Joe the Barman

Nic Ash

The aproned bartender of “The Golden Garter”.

 

‘Doc’ Pierce

Dil Patel

Deadwood’s “improvised” doctor and undertaker with doubtful qualifications but considerable experience. A poker playing pal of Hickock’s.

 

Rattlesnake

Albert Helg

A bewhiskered old “fossil” who drives the stagecoach. You need to be able to kneel on all fours and have Calamity “ride” you at one point.

 

Scouts Hank and Pete

Len Martin & Danıel Crego-Bustelo

Two dirty, wounded and exhausted scouts.

 

Stage Door Johnnies

Male, Featured, Mixed Voices

Four overdressed male fans who adore and fawn over Adelaide Adams.

(To be assigned from the company during rehearsals, not auditioned)

 

Colonel of Fort Scully

John Hayman-Joyce
 

Indian of the Sioux Nation

Eddie Hinds

Old Indian who, although fully integrated into the Golden garter crowd, scares the living daylights out of Francis Fryer.

 

His Squaw

Female, Young, Featured, Non-singing

Pretty Indian squaw who, although fully integrated into the Golden garter crowd, scares the living daylights out of Francis Fryer.

(To be assigned from the company during rehearsals, not auditioned)
 

“Charlie from Nantucket”

Male, Featured, Non-singing

Weather-beaten, gnarled, old prospector covered in sieves, pans and other implements of his trade.

(To be assigned from the company during rehearsals, not auditioned)

 

Joe the Dandy

Charlie Blencowe

A well dressed Wild West dandy.

 

His Snobby Wife

Female, Featured, Non-singing

A well dressed Wild West snobby wife with a big bustle.

(To be assigned from the company during rehearsals, not auditioned)

 

Flo the Drunk

Female, Featured, Non-singing

Weather-beaten, gnarled, dirty old drunk. She is constantly thrown out of the Golden Garter by Susan. Think the beggar Woman in SWEENEY TODD (“Toby, throw the old woman out!”.

(To be assigned from the company during rehearsals, not auditioned)

 

Saloon Girls (Dancers)

Charlie Qureshi, Krystyna Szafranski, Anna Weddell, Lian Finne, Helen Ash, Sarah Farley

 

Ensemble

Cowboys, cowgirls, cowpunchers, a bullwhacker, a trapper, Colonel of Fort Scully, officers, their wives, women and children of the town, merchants, stagecoach passengers, passersby in Chicago Street scene, Chicago policeman, etc.

 
All welcome. The more, the merrier!

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