Singin’ in the Rain | 8 weeks to go!

Published on 14th Mar, 2016

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN Splashes into Melbourne on MAY 7

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The splash-hit West End stage production SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN will premiere at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre on May 7th. The cast is now in rehearsals and new tickets have just been released and are now on sale from Ticketek.

Adam Garcia, Gretel Scarlett and Jack Chambers. Photo Brian Geach

Adam Garcia will play the lead role of Don Lockwood in this production marking his return to the Australian stage, not having performed in a musical here since 1992 in Hot Shoe Shuffle. Adam has recently graced Australian TV screens as a judge on popular program 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. Since then the multi-talented performer has gone on to achieve international success starring in West End stage productions including Saturday Night Fever, Wicked and Kiss Me Kate winning him critical acclaim and also two Olivier Award nominations and most recently in Shakespeare’s A Winter’s Tale starring alongside Dame Judi Dench and Kenneth Branagh. He has also starred in Hollywood blockbusters Coyote Ugly and Riding in Cars with Boys.

Joining Adam as his sidekick Cosmo Brown is the dynamic Jack Chambers. Earning a place in Australian entertainment history when he won the first So You Think You Can Dance in 2008, Jack went on to spend 14 months in New York working as a choreographer and teacher at the prestigious Joffrey Ballet School, returning to Australia to star as Link Larkin in Hairspray the Musical.

The role of aspiring actress Kathy Selden will be played by the extraordinary Gretel Scarlett, star of Grease, Wicked and Mamma Mia! One of Australia’s emerging leading ladies, Gretel was a finalist in 2011’s ‘ANZ Trustees Rob Guest Endowment Award’ and last year released her debut album Hopelessly Devoted.

Erika Heynatz, nominated for a Helpmann Award for her role as Brooke Windham in Legally Blonde and earning rave reviews for her portrayal of Magenta in The Rocky Horror Show, will play Lockwood’s vapid leading lady, Lina Lamont.

(L-R) Adam Garcia, Gretel Scarlett, Erika Haynatz and Jack Chambers. Photo Brian Geach

With a comprehensive and full career that spans more than 40 years, Robyn Arthur joins this stellar cast as Hollywood gossip reporter, Dora Bailey.

Acclaimed actors also joining the cast include Rodney Dobson as Roscoe Dexter and Mike Bishop as RF Simpson alongside an incredible supporting cast Ben Brown, Nadia Coote, Stefanie De Castro, Jan Di Pietro, Samantha Leigh 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.

Produced in Australia by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, Michael Cassel Group, David Atkins Enterprises 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!

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’, ‘Moses Supposes’ and the classic ‘Singin’ in the Rain’.

With the help of 12,000 litres of recycled water, the audience can enjoy one of the most famous dance scenes live on stage, with some leaving the theatre a little wetter than when they arrived!

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.

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