Just in time for the holiday season, the luminous production of Singin’ in the Rain is onstage at the Arts Center, December 3- 28. Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue, and a downpour of Hollywood standards make Singin’ in the Rain the perfect entertainment for all ages.
The story is set in the 1920’s, against the movie industry’s not-so-seamless transition from silent pictures to sound. A handsome silent–era matinee idol, Don Lockwood (Alex Puette), meets a struggling young movie extra, Kathy Selden (Sarah Claire Smith), when he escapes from overactive fans and joins her on a bench. A romance develops, irritating Don’s screechy–voiced co–star, Lina Lamont (Oakley Boycott) to no end. The situation grows even more precarious as Kathy is chosen to dub Lina’s dialogue and songs when Lina’s silent film, “The Duelling Cavalier,” is remade into a talkie and re–titled “The Dancing Cavalier.” Meanwhile, Lina does everything she can to destroy Kathy’s movie career. Needless to say, jealousy and hilarity ensue.
This inventive and lavish backstage musical lampoons the quirks of the fledgling movie industry during its inception of sound with both affection and genuine wit. And the Arts Center’s production shines brightly in this bigger-than-life story. Spoiler alert – they are making it rain on stage!!
Directed by BroadwayWorld-award winning director Casey Colgan, this spectacular musical is packed full of the charm, romance and comedy of one the world’s best-loved movies and features all the songs from the celebrated MGM score including Good Morning, Make ‘em Laugh, Moses Supposes and the classic Singin’ in the Rain.
With high-energy choreography (Jill Gorrie) and sumptuous set design (Terry Cermak) (including 600 gallons of water), Rain showers you with everything you could wish for in a hit musical for the holidays. Singin’ in the Rain is onstage December 3 – 28. This is an evening that simply soars … perfect for you and your out-of-town company in for the holidays!
Preview performances, December 3 & 4, are $47 for adults and $33 for children 4-15. From December 5 – 28, regular tickets are $57 for adults and $39 for children. To get yours, call the box office at (843) 842-ARTS (2787) or go online to www.artshhi.com.