Review: Calamity Jane – Cromer and Sheringham Operatic Society

Just Regional
May 31, 2016 2 mins read

The Pavilion Theatre is the place to be this week as the well known and well loved musical, Calamity Jane is being performed by Cromer and Sheringham Operatic and Drama Society, until 4th June.

The stage is set as the Golden Garter, a saloon in Deadwood City Dakota, the time is 1876. The saloon has dance hall girls and customers all waiting for the stagecoach bringing a glamorous actress to liven up the stage show of the Golden Garter.

With the arrival of the stagecoach there bursts into the saloon, Calamity Jane(Andrea Wilson), a sharp shooting, fast talking girl who dresses like a man but is madly in love with the young soldier from the fort Danny Gilmartin (Zachary Green).

Andrea Wilson has a voice that is equally powerful when singing a duet with Wild Bill(Gary Clifton)and belting out the well known Deadwood Stage. Her voice is full of pathos and longing when singing Secret Love, a lady of many talents.

The stage settings and the costumes transported the audience back to Deadwood City, the company brought the atmosphere alive, one of the many highlights of the show was the company singing The Black hills of Dakota, very beautiful. Gary Clifton who plays Wild Bill has a mellow, charming voice which harmonised well with Calamity Jane.

The show is a must for all ages, it has comedy, in the person of Matt Scantlebury who plays the hapless Francis Fryer, glamourous dancers, romance, and a finale of three couples finding true love and a triple wedding. Calamity to Wild Bill, Katie Brown (Annabelle Culley) to Danny Gilmartin (Zachary Green) and Susan (Selina White) to Francis Fryer (Matt Scantlebury) – A musical triumph for the company and all who worked so hard to bring such talent to Cromer.

-Kevin and Sandra Stone


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