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CALAMITY JANE Music by Sammy Fain, lyrics by Paul Francis Webster, adaptation by Phil Park and Ronald Hanmer Original British theatre production - 27 August, 1979 - ForumTheatre, Billingham This musical Western is adapted from the celebrated stage-play and film. SYNOPSIS 'Calam' dresses like a man, totes a gun and drives the Deadwood City stagecoach. Well-meaning, but disaster-prone, she tries to help the local saloon proprietor out of a jam by promising to fetch a music-hall star from Chicago. A hilarious comedy, it nevertheless has many tender moments and some very famous numbers, including "Secret Love", "Black Hills Of Dakota, "Deadwood Stage" and "Windy City". STORY: Deadwood City's two most famous peace officers, Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickock, get involved in saving the neck of Henry Miller, the local saloon operator. It seems that "Millie" has been promoting a beautiful actress named Frances Fryer, but Frances turns out to be a boy, Francis. Millie's attempt to cover up is soon unmasked by the angry miners, and To keep the peace, Calamity sets out for Chicago to bring back the miner's real heart-throb, Adelaide Adams. In Chicago Calamity mistakes Adelaide's maid, Katie Brown, for the actress and hauls her back to Deadwood. Onstage Katie is greeted warmingly, but breaks down and confesses that she is not the famous star. Calamity once more has to restore order and persuades the audience to give Katie a chance. They do, and she wins the heart of every male in town including Calamity's dashing love hope, Lt. Danny Gilmartin. Calamity reluctantly overcomes her jealousy over losing Danny and discovers her true love for Wild Bill. MUSICAL NUMBERS: 1. Deadwood Stage 2. Adelaide 3. Everyone Complains About the Weather 4. Weather Dance 5. Men 6. Careless with the Truth 7. A Hive Full of Honey 8. Adelaide's Ballet 9. Weather Dance lesson 10. I Can Do Without You 11. 'Tis Harry I'm Planning to Marry 12. Windy City 13. Keep It Under Your Hat 14. Exaggeration Ballet 15. Higher Than a Hawk 16. A Woman's Touch 17. Love You Dearly 18. The Black Hills of Dakota 19. Secret Love CHARACTERS • Calamity Jane (Low G (Opt. F) to D Flat (Opt. E. Flat) The hard-bitten, gun-totin' heroine, who tries to behave like a man but can't help 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 as a beautiful girl-and the transformation is quite startling. • Wild Bill Hickock ( B Flat to E Natural) - Aged about 35, and a handsome figure of a man, he is an ex-peacc-officer turned professional gambler. Good-natured, with a sense of humour. In love with Calamity Jane, but doesn't know it. • Lieutenant Danny Gilmartin ( B Flat to E Flat) - A young officer attached to the nearby fort. He