One Eyed Man Productions in association with Neglected Musicals and Hayes Theatre Co presents, CALAMITY JANE, a musical, at the Hayes Theatre from 9 March to 1 April, 2017, starring BMEG’s Rob Johnson.
Below is a fantastic review from Kevin Jackson’s Theatre Diary:
“Doris Day and Howard Keel made the Hollywood musical, CALAMITY JANE, in 1953, which began the super trajectory to Number 1 Box Office star for Doris day, for several years, beginning in 1960. Calamity was a real character and has become part of folklore – due to the many tales (exaggerated?) of her life and adventures, which she mostly told! Richard Carroll, the Director of this production, saw local Australian star, Virginia Gay as a natural fit for the title role of this musical, and as a result of a short showing of the show as part of the Neglected Musicals program in 2016, has hustled it into the main curation for 2017, onto the Hayes Theatre stage.
With Ms Gay and a rambunctious group of six other performers: Laura Bunting, Anthony Gooley, Sheridan Harbridge, Rob Johnson, Matthew Pearce and Tony Taylor, CALAMITY JANE, bursts onto this stage as a positively joyful and funny evening in the theatre.
…”Rob Johnson, among many responsibilities, has the wit and wickedness to play ‘old Doc Pierce’ with a juvenile ‘coarseness’ and follows it with Francis Fryer, a hilarious and endearing invention, that in my estimation, launches Mr Johnson into a kind of centre-stage ‘stardom’ in the making. We have seen him before: CARRIE, TRIASSIC PARQ, MAN OF LA MANCHA, but, now, you will certainly remember that you have. A twinkling, endearing personality accompanied with intelligence and daring courage, skill.”
To read the full article, click here
Daily Review also give Rob, and the show a glowing review
“The two scene-stealers are Rob Johnson and Sheridan Harbridge … Johnson manages to wring all the comedic potential out of Francis Fryer, and offers delicious hints that the character has something bigger happening just underneath the surface.”