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Singin’ in the Rain
April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until April 20, 2019
One event on April 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm
One event on April 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm
One event on April 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm
One event on April 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Celebrating its 30 th year, Royal City Musical Theatre is presenting a musical comedy,
beloved from the moment it premiered – the classic Singin’ in the Rain.
Pouring down with delight and exuberance, the show is a good-natured spoof of the film industry during the waning era of the silent screen and considered “a masterpiece” and the “best movie musical ever”.
“This is the second time I have done Singin’ in the Rain,” stated director and choreographer, Valerie Easton, “and I find myself loving it again, it is always light
hearted and fun. I get to not only direct but also put my choreographic signature on
some of the most iconic tap dance numbers with a remarkably talented cast.” Featured
in the cast are Andrew Cohen in the Don Lockwood role, Tessa Trach as Kathy Selden,
Blake Sartin as Cosmo, and Robyn Wallis as Lina Lamont, along with an outstanding 25-
member ensemble of singers and dancers.
Singin’ in the Rain takes place during the rise of the new-fangled “talkies” where we
meet silent-film era stars, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont, beautiful, charismatic and
influential, who combined, make a great on-screen pair. The introduction of talking
pictures poses a threat to the duo, when it is discovered by audiences that Lina has an
excruciating shrill voice.
With the success of The Jazz Singer, (the first talkie) the studios are forced to suddenly
change all the rules to accommodate sound. In order to stay relevant, the studio turns
Don and Lina’s silent movie, The Dueling Cavalier into The Dancing Cavalier, a musical,
but there is a problem. Their star, Lina can’t sing, and can’t even really talk, her voice is
like nails on a chalkboard. So how can Don and Lina find a solution to Lina’s laughably
annoying voice to salvage their careers? Enter Kathy Selden, an aspiring actress who
possess a beautiful voice and is able to dub Lina’s lines and singing. This standing in for
the voice calls into question what it means to act, how credit is distributed and what it
means to get a fair shake in the movie business.
Singin’ in the Rain includes some of the best-loved comedy routines, dance numbers,
and love songs ever written, including “Good Mornin’,” “Make ‘em Laugh,” “You Were
Meant for Me” and, of course, the show-stopping dance number, “Singin’ in the Rain.”