Singin’ in the Rain to make a splash in 2016

Singin in the Rain_UK editorialThe splash-hit West End stage production Singin’ in the Rain will open at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre in May 2016 starring an all Australian cast including star of stage and screen Adam Garcia.

Produced in Australia by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, David Atkins Enterprises, Michael Cassel Group and Dainty Group International, the popular musical will thrill audiences as they experience high-octane choreography, sumptuous sets and costumes and the exhilarating spectacle of rain live on stage!

Making a splash from the moment it premiered, this sensational production of Singin’ in the Rain extended its original run at the Chichester Festival Theatre in the UK due to unprecedented public demand, before transferring to the famous Palace Theatre in London in 2012.

Now, after a sell-out West End season, unparalleled praise from critics and audiences alike, four Olivier Award nominations, a major UK tour, New Zealand season and forthcoming Asian Tour, Singin’ in the Rain is set to delight Australian audiences in 2016 with seasons also confirmed in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

Starring in the lead role of Don Lockwood will be Adam Garcia, recently seen on Australian TV screens as a judge on Dancing with the Stars and in the UK as judge on Got to Dance. His incredible dance ability was first recognised when he was cast alongside David Atkins in his original production of Hot Shoe Shuffle in Australia and the UK. Adam was also a founding member of the hugely successful tap group Tap Dogs with Dein Perry.

In addition to tapping his way around the world Adam has gone on to achieve international success with roles in West End stage productions including Saturday Night Fever, Wicked and Kiss Me Kate – winning him critical acclaim and also two Olivier Award nominations. Adam has also starred in many films including Bootmen, Coyote Ugly, Riding in Cars with Boys, Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen and Love’s Brother.

“I can’t quite believe I get to play a role in a musical that inspired me to become a performer,” said Adam. “I also can’t believe that I’m coming back to my home country to perform in a musical for the first time in 20 years. It really is a dream.”

This spectacular production is based on the iconic 1952 MGM movie of the same name starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds. It is packed full of the charm, romance, comedy and Tinseltown glamour of the much-loved movie and features all the songs from the glorious MGM score including Good Morning, Make ‘em Laugh, and the classic Singin’ in the Rain.

The movie’s iconic choreography is flawlessly recreated, and with the help of 12,000 litres of recycled water, the audience can enjoy one of the most famous dance routines live on stage, with some leaving the theatre a little wetter than when they arrived!

Set in 1927, it tells the story of the first Hollywood musical, when the silver screen found its voice and left silent movies – and some of its stars – behind. Don Lockwood is a silent movie star with everything he could want – fame, adulation and a well-publicised ‘romance’ with his co-star Lina Lamont.

But Hollywood is about to change forever. There is rumour in the studio of a new kind of film, where the actors actually talk… and sing… and dance. Can Don and the uniquely voiced Lina make the transition and will chorus girl Kathy Selden fulfil her dream of stardom and capture Don’s heart along the way?

With high-energy performances, a superb score and a joyous story, Singin’ in the Rain showers you with everything you could wish for in a hit musical.

Tickets for the Melbourne season go on-sale Friday 8 May 2015. For more information, visit: www.singin.com.au for details.

Image: The famous rain scene from Singin’ in the Rain – UK production

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