Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane

Adapted for the stage by Charles K. Freeman
From a screenplay by James O'Hanlon, produced by Warner Bros.
Music by Sammy Fain / Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Orchestral & vocal arrangements by Philip J. Lang

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Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane

Adapted for the stage by Charles K. Freeman
From a screenplay by James O'Hanlon, produced by Warner Bros.
Music by Sammy Fain / Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Orchestral & vocal arrangements by Philip J. Lang

Overview

NOTE: Tams-Witmark proudly licenses Calamity Jane in many countries around the globe.

In the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland amateur rights are licensed by Music Theatre International (Europe). 


In the wild-west outpost of Deadwood City, 1876, sharpshooting tomboy Calamity Jane carouses with cowboys, townsfolk, and her arch rival, the famous Wild Bill Hickok. After a mix-up in the talent pool at Deadwood's saloon/theater, Calam goes to Chicago to fetch the glamorous actress Adelaid Adams, but she returns instead with Adelaid's maid, Katie Brown. Katie turns out to be quite a performer herself, and she wins the heart of the young Lieutenant Danny Gilmartin. At the local ball, Calam briefly sheds her tomboy persona and discovers she's in love with Wild Bill Hickok.

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Details

  • Genre: Adaptations (Stage & Screen)
  • Time Period: Wild West, 19th Century
  • Cast Attributes: Expandable casting, Flexible casting, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

Authors

Paul Francis Webster

Paul Francis Webster (1907-1984) was the most successful songwriter of the 1950s on the UK charts. Born in New York City, Webster attended Cornell University and New York University, eventually leaving without receiving a degree. He worked on ships throughout Asia, then becam ...
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James O'Hanlon

James O'Hanlon (1910-1969) got his start in Hollywood when his novel Over My Dead Body was adapted for the screen in 1942. His subsequent credits include family comedy (Sally and Saint Anne) to musicals (Calamity Jane) to sci-fi (Destination Moon, Conquest of Space). O’Hanlon ...
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Charles K. Freeman

Charles K. Freeman (1900-1980) was a writer, director and theatre critic whose career spanned five decades.

Born in England and educated in Boston with graduate studies at Oxford, England and the Sorbonne, Paris, Freeman remained consistently busy with the theatre, film and te ...

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Sammy Fain

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