Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Calamity Jane Review Starring Jodie Prenger…..
Jodie Prenger is one of the UK’s most loved, talented and popular theatre actresses.
It’s no wonder that she steals the show with her stunning vocals, authentic warmth and huge charisma during the UK tour of Calamity Jane.
This show gets off to a ponderous start but quickly crescendo’s into a compelling, high energy, beautifully performed musical master-class offering exceptional quality for local audiences during this uplifting, heartfelt and cute musical.
Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Exclusive audio / visual review via YouTube:
With West End quality performances like Tom Lister who owns the stage as ‘Wild Bill Hickok’ with his powerful, moving and commanding vocals as well as Phoebe Street who angelically delivers her roll perfectly as Katie Brown – you’ve got a hit show across the UK through August 2015.
Most importantly this show at the Nottingham Theatre Royal was a sell-out. Virtually unheard of and a true testament to this glorious production.
I’ve made no secret of my admiration for Ms. Prenger. She was born to entertain and ‘Calamity’ allows her to show-off / perform all of her many talents in this unique role.
Vocally Jodie is as strong as any Star I’ve seen on Broadway and in the West End as she proves with her killer, knock-out and wonderfully controlled and delivered vocals during ‘Secret Love’ – the epitome of an 11 O’clock number at the end of the show.
Jodie Prenger is a true leading lady who absolutely deserves to be the face and voice of this huge national tour. Here’s Jodie singing ‘Secret Love’ so beautifully from Calamity Jane:
Several scenes during Calamity Jane are truly inspired and creatively brilliant. The lighting is up their with the best I’ve seen on tour and the sound was excellent. So rare during touring productions.
Huge accolades should go to the cast of tremendously talented ensemble who seemingly play every instrument on earth. So inspiring and rare. To see an entire cast sing, dance and act effortlessly is so rare and utterly inspired.
Obviously the wordy script of Calamity Jane is witty, funny and at times laugh-out-loud hysterical. Jody brings this to life perfectly with the true heart and pathos of the show. Jodie has the warmth and vocals of Dolly Parton – how could you not love her?
It’s ultimately a love story and unlike so many has a true happy ending! The standing ovation from this sell-out crowd was totally deserved.
My only main criticism goes to the dope next to me who ate a full buffet during the show and the fart head behind me who for some reason thought this was a ‘karaoke’ production. I gave him short shrift during Jodie’s stunning belter ‘Secret Love’. That didn’t stop him doing appalling harmonies which made me want to punch him or at least shove the ladies pork pie next to me in his enormous gob! Public hangings should be brought back for such unbearable ignorance and rudeness in my view – what do I know?
Jodie is on tour in Calamity Jane through August 2014 – get full details at www.calamityjanetheshow.com
Enjoy Alex Belfield & Jodie’s latest chat from Autumn 2014 about this brand new production:
Visually this show is stimulating and they use the single set as creatively as humanly possible.
The choreography at some points was a master-class in stage management. Not an inch wasted and invigorating moves and atmosphere. Bravo!
Don’t miss Calamity Jane. 4****
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 and pride in check. It takes her long standing enemy Wild Bill Hickok to make her see sense, and realise her Secret Love…
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Here’s Alex and Jodie in 2010:
Interview recorded by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio 4th September 2014
Calamity Jane Tour 2014 / 2015:
Tue 27 – Sat 31 Jan THE ORCHARD THEATRE, DARTFORD 01322 220000
Tue 10 – SAT 14 Feb YORK GRAND OPERA HOUSE 0844 8713024
Tue 17 – SAT 21 Feb NEW ALEXANDRA THEATRE, BIRMINGHAM 0844 8713011
Tue 24 – Sat 28 Feb CONGRESS THEATRE, EASTBOURNE 01323 412000
Tue 3 – Sat 7 Mar SUNDERLAND EMPIRE, SUNDERLAND 0844 871 3022
Tue 10 – Sat 14 Mar REGENT THEATRE, STOKE ON TRENT 0844 8717627
Tue 17 – Sat 21 Mar NEW WIMBLEDON THEATRE, WIMBLEDON 0844 8717646
Tue 24 – Sat 28 Mar PALACE THEATRE, MANCHESTER 0844 871 3019
Tue 31 Mar – Sat 4 Apr KINGS THEATRE, SOUTHSEA 023 9282 8282
Tue 7 – Sat 11 Apr GRAND THEATRE SWANSEA 01792 475 715
Tue 14 – Sat 18 Apr WYCOMBE SWAN, HIGH WYCOMBE 01494 512000
Tue 28 Apr – Sat 2 May THEATRE ROYAL, BRIGHTON 0844 8717627
Tue 5 – Sat 9 May EMPIRE THEATRE, LIVERPOOL 0844 871 3017
Tue 12 – Sat 16 May DARLINGTON CIVIC THEATRE 01325 486555
Tue 19 – Sat 23 May BORD GAIS ENERGY THEATRE, DUBLIN +353 1 6777999
Tue 2 – Sat 6 Jun HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE, ABERDEEN 01224 641122
Tue 9 – Sat 13 Jun NEW THEATRE OXFORD 0844 871 3020
Tue 16 – Sat 20 Jun KING’S THEATRE, GLASGOW 0844 8717627
Tue 23 – Sat 27 Jun THE GRAND THEATRE & OPERA HOUSE, LEEDS 0844 848 2700
Tue 30 Jun – Sat 4 Jul LEICESTER CURVE 0116 242 3595
Tue 7 – Sat 11 Jul HULL NEW THEATRE, HULL 01482 300 300
Tue 21 – Sat 26 Jul SANDS CENTRE, CARLISLE 01228 633 766
Tue 28 Jul – Sat 1 Aug ASSEMBLY HALL THEATRE, TUNBRIDGE WELLS