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Singin' in The Rain at Crown Theatre

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Splash Hit Musical Showers Perth with Colour & Energy
As Perth experiences day after day of scorching hot and dry summer days, the thought of singing in the rain would be pure joy. Making a splash onto the stage at Crown Theatre, the sensational West End stage production of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN will be in Perth from Dec 31 to Jan 22.

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Credit Jeff Busby

Using 12,000 litres of recycled water to create the exhilarating spectacular of rain live on stage, some audience members will be lucky enough to leave a little wetter than when they arrived.

Singin in the rain
Credit Jeff Busby

The splash-hit stage production of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN is based on the iconic 1952 MGM film. It is full of the charm, romance, humour and Tinseltown glamour of the much-loved movie and features all the classic songs including 'Good Morning', 'Make 'em Laugh', 'Moses Supposes' and of course the emblematic 'Singin' in the Rain'.

Singin in the rain
Adam Garcia and Gretel Scarlett. Photo credit Jeff Busby

Set in 1927, the story tells of Hollywood's first musical, when the silver screen found its voice and left silent movies – and some of its stars – behind. Silent movie star Don Lockwood has everything he could want - fame, adulation and a well-publicised 'romance' with his co-star Lina Lamont. But Hollywood is about to change forever with a new kind of film, where the actors talk…and sing...and dance.

Don and the uniquely voiced Lina endeavour to make the transition and chorus girl Kathy Selden strives to fulfil her dream of stardom and capture Don's heart along the way.

Singin in the rain
Jack Chambers ensemble boys Photo Credit Jeff Busby

The original film starred Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds. The Australian stage production stars talented actors Grant Almirall (Melbourne Theatre Company's The Drowsy Chaperone, West Side Story, A Chorus Line) and Rohan Browne (Strictly Ballroom the Musical and Hugh Jackman's Broadway To Oz concert tour) both sharing the role of Don Lockwood. The dynamic Jack Chambers (2008 So You Think You Can Dance winner) plays the role of Don's sidekick Cosmo Brown.

Singin in the rain
Adam Garcia, Gretel Scarlett, Jack Chambers Photo credit: Brian Geach

The role of aspiring actress Kathy Selden is played by the extraordinary Gretel Scarlett (Grease, Wicked and Mamma Mia) and Erika Heynatz (Legally Blonde and Rocky Horror show) plays Lockwood's vapid leading lady, Lina Lamont.

A lively and colourful show, the Herald Sun raved "Singin' in the Rain is a visual feast…effervescent and inventively re-imagined stage production of Singin' in the Rain. A spirited and captivating production with vivacious choreography" .

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Why? A splashing way to spend a Perth summers day
When: Dec 31- Jan 22, 2017
Phone: 136100
Where: Crown Theatre Perth
Cost: From $89.90
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