Singin’ In The Rain
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Singin’ In The Rain is and all-singing, all-dancing stage show with a book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, lyrics by Arthur Freed, and music by Nacio Herb Brown The musical is based on the 1952 MGM movie of the same name. The original West End production, directed by Tommy Steele and choreographed by Peter Gennaro, opened on June 30, 1983 at the London Palladium, where it ran until September 1985. A UK tour shall follow the show closing on the West End starting on November 9 at the Manchester Opera House.The musical played at Sadler’s Wells Theatre from July 29, 2004 to September 4, 2004, with direction by Paul Kerryson and choreography by Stephen Mear. The show was revived at the 2011 Chichester Festival Theatre, the show received positive reviews, and then transferred to London’s West End, at the Palace Theatre.

Singin’ In The Rain tells the story of Don Lockwood, silent movie star who has everything a person dreams of – fame, popularity and a romance with co-star Lina Lamont. With the on-going rumours of the possibility of sound being synchronized with picture which would surely revolutionise the movie industry and change everything, the silent stars, including Don, are nervous. When it is revealed that starlet, Lamont, has the voice akin to nails being scratched down a blackboard, Lockwood and his comedy sidekick, Cosmo, go in search of an alternative. On finding the beautiful yet snooty Kathy Selden, a chorus girl prone to jumping out of cakes with the voice of an angel, Lockwood tries to convince her to dub in for his co-star diva. Unfortunately both Lina and Kathy are stubborn, leading to Don being forced to work his Hollywood star charm. Although where Kathy is concerned, both her and Don get more than they bargained for as they embark upon a whirlwind romance.