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CALAMITY JANE: BELIEVE THE REVIEWS -UNMISSABLE

Production images: John McRae

There’s been a lot of reviewer words about the production of CALAMITY JANE which has had several seasons around the city and now finds itself at Belvoir. It won 2 Sydney Theatre Awards including the Judith Johnson Award for Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for Virginia Gay and has devotees galore. Ahha. Determined to see for myself I took a said determined follower with me. She’s seen it all over and has been raving about it for some time.

Now, I’m joining the kickline to chorus my enthusiasm for the show.  It’s exhilarating and exultant and energetic beyond expectations and I could just ‘shoot myself for happiness’.

As fresh as a misty morning over the Dakota Black Hills,  this secretly slickly polished show feels as new as a greenhorn straight off the stagecoach.  Considering how long the company has been together, the vitality and vivacity of the cast is so astonishing, so engaging, so attractive that you get pulled into the world of the Golden Garter Saloon from before the show when the characters are wandering the auditorium.    Continue reading CALAMITY JANE: BELIEVE THE REVIEWS -UNMISSABLE