Singin’ In The Rain will be having its Australian premiere at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne from 7 May until 2 July, 2016.
Adam Garcia’s returns to the Australian stage as Don Lockwood, Kathy Sheldon is performed by Gretel Scarlett, Jack Chambers stars as Don Lockwood’s sidekick Cosmo Brown while Erika Heynatz is Lina Lamont.
Other members of the cast include Robyn Arthur, Rodney Dobson, Mike Bishop, Ben Brown, Nadia Coote, Stefanie De Castro, Jan Do Pietro, Samantha Dodemaide, Ben Gillespie, Jillian Green, Melanie Hawkins, Matthew Jenson, Lauren Jimmieson, Rob Mallett, Sam Marks, Hayley Martin, Meghan O’Shea, Glen Oliver, Nathan Pinnell, Jordan Pollard, Romina Villafranca, Rachael Ward and Lyndon Watts.
Based on the 1952 MGM film, Singin’ In The Rain starred Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor. It features all the songs from the movie including Good Morning, Make ‘Em Laugh, Moses Supposes and the famous Singin’ In The Rain.
It tells the story of the first Hollywood musical in 1927 when the silver screen found its voice leaving silent movies behind. Don’t Lockwood is a silent movie star with fame and a publicised romance with co-star Lina Lamont. Can Don and Lina make the transistion where actors actually talk, sing and dance. Will Kathy Sheldon, a chorus girl fulfill her dreams of stardom and capture Don’s heart along the way?
To achieve the famous Singin’ In The Rain scene, 800 metres of flexible pipe work, a 9000 kilogram water tank and a water system that creates the rain from above as well as flooding from below using over 12,000 litres of recycled water per performance. Audience members in the Splash Zone are provided with ponchos so they don’t leave the theatre a little wetter than when they arrived.
After it finishes raining in Melbourne, it will head to Sydney’s Lyric Theatre from 7 July. Brisbane can enjoy the show from 22 September at the Lyric Theatre, following a season in Adelaide from 1 December at Festival Theatre and it will be performed at Perth’s Crown Theatre from 29 December.
For further information about Singin’ In The Rain, visit the website here.
Images supplied. Photos by Jeff Busby.