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An all time classic on stage

Elizabeth Moir School students will have Colombo audiences “walking down the lane with a happy refrain” when they perform ‘Singin’ In The Rain JR’, an adaptation of the Broadway play by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, on November 10 and 11 at the Lionel Wendt Theatre.

The story follows Don Lockwood, one half of the blockbuster celebrity silent movie star “couple” Lockwood and Lamont, and the extreme measures taken when his co-star’s high-pitched and nasal voice threatens the duo’s successful transition into talking pictures. Will a charming and talented young actress to do the talking and singing for Lamont save the day? Or will it result in further complications?

Singin’ In The Rain JR. is adapted from the 1952 classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film - which was named the best movie musical of all time by the American Film Institute - by special arrangement with Warner Bros. The production promises vibrant costumes, exhilarating tap dancing, well-loved songs, and a veritable downpour of laughter. Audiences will be taken back in time to the roaring 20s, with classics such as ‘Good morning, good morning’, ‘Make ‘em laugh’ and the all time favourite – ‘Singin in the rain.’

Singin’ In The Rain JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). Directed by Anushka Senanayake with Music Direction by Sureka Amerasinghe and Choreography by Melissa Fisher, the production stars a cast of talented young performers including Akash Gnanam as Don Lockwood, Khareshma Ravichandran as Kathy Seldon, Nicole Haddon as Lina Lamont and Bjorn Paul as Cosmo Brown.

Pictures by Jason Eardly 


 

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