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Tuesday 25 April 2017

A trip to the wild, wild west

Calamity Jane (Molly Smith) is accused of being ‘Careless with the Truth’
Calamity Jane (Molly Smith) is accused of being ‘Careless with the Truth’
Róisín Belton as Katie Brown
Deadwood City sings ‘Windy City’

Students from Kilcoole's Coláiste Chraobh Abhann brought their audiences back to the wild west last week at Mermaid Arts Centre with their production of the classic musical 'Calamity Jane'.

The cast and crew had worked on the show for months and their three-night run was a huge success.

They started with a matinee performance for primary schools in Wednesday, before going on to do their night shows on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Calamity Jane can outrun and outshoot any man in Deadwood. Hard, boastful and desperate to impress, she travels to Chicago on the Deadwood Stage to recruit a star, Adelaide Adams. But things don't go too smoothly for Calamity, as everyone in town favours the new girl and she struggles to keep her jealousy in check. It takes her long standing enemy Wild Bill Hickok to make her see sense, and realise her secret love. The musical includes the numbers 'Secret Love', 'Black Hills Of Dakota, 'Deadwood Stage' and 'Windy City'.

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