Performance dates & times

14 – 25 March, 2018

Wednesday 14 March
7:30 PM
Thursday 15 March
7:30 PM
Friday 16 March
7:30 PM
Saturday 17 March
2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Sunday 18 March
1:00 PM & 6:30 PM
Tuesday 20 March
7:30 PM
Wednesday 21 March
7:30 PM
Thursday 22 March
7:30 PM
Friday 23 March
7:30 PM
Saturday 24 March
2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Sunday 25 March
1:00 PM & 6:30 PM

Running Time 2 hours 30 minutes (includes 20 minute interval)

Price range

VIP Saloon Table Seating (On Stage)* $89
Premium $76
A Reserve $69
Restricted View Seating $30

*Become part of the action when you’re seated on stage at a saloon table!

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Warning: Contains simulated smoking, ukulele, and meta-theatrical devices.

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Legendary frontierswoman; notorious daredevil; profane storyteller – Calamity Jane is one of the most immediately recognizable figures of the old American West.

From the famous 1950’s Doris Day movie musical to the HBO series Deadwood, the courageous individuality of Calamity Jane has delighted audiences for decades. With a fierce disregard for gender expectations and cultural limitations that was centuries ahead of her time, there’s no better time to re-visit and re-examine this remarkable woman.

This madcap, pared-back reimagining shucks off the buckskin and brings a barrelful of dirt and grit to the classic musical. Directed by Richard Carroll, the production stars Virginia Gay (Channel 7’s All Saints and Winners & Losers) as the magnetic, masculine heroine – joined by a ragtag band of acclaimed comedic actors and musicians. From the moment they enter the theatre, audiences are immersed in the world of the Golden Garter Saloon – alive with whores, gamblers, and habitual jeopardy – and can expect an unruly and unpredictable ride. This particularly goes for the dozens of audience members seated onstage at saloon tables, who will be a part of the action whenever they least expect it!

Featuring timeless standards such as ‘The Deadwood Stage’, ‘Just Blew In From The Windy City’ ‘Black Hills of Dakota’, and ‘Secret Love’ performed with piano and a grab bag of other instruments, this production injects a unique and raucous sense of spontaneity into the world of musical theatre.

Grab a drink and prepare to be immersed in the world of the Golden Garter Saloon!



Adapted by Ronald Hamner and Phil Park
From the stage play by Charles K. Freeman
A Warner Bros film written by James O’Hanlon
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Music by Sammy Fain

This production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International Australasia Pty Ltd on behalf of MTI Europe.


Cast includes
Virginia Gay, Laura Bunting, Anthony Gooley, Rob Johnson, Matthew Pearce and Tony Taylor


Directed by
Richard Carroll
Musical Director
Nigel Ubrihien
Cameron Mitchell
Production Designer
Lauren Peters
Lighting Designer
Trent Suidgeest
Sound Designer
Andrew Sampford
Assistant Director
Dash Kruck
Wig Designer
Ben Moir
Richard Carroll
Associate Producer
Michelle Guthrie
Assistant Producer
Virginia Gay
Production Manager
Jack Daniel Woods
Company Manager
Cara Woods
Stage Manager
Lauren Tulloh
National Publicity
Michelle Guthrie
Promotional Photography
Marnya Rothe
Production Photography
John McRae
Artwork Design
Mils Achi