May 8, 2015
It may be the only musical you need to wear a raincoat to see.
If you’re sitting in the first four rows, prepare for a drenching during Singin’ in the Rain (above). The award-winning musical, which comes to Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands in July, goes through a mammoth 12,000 litres of water each performance.
But if you’re more interested in the iconic choreography (above) and musical score than an interactive experience, rows five and beyond are the best seats for staying dry – and singing along to classics like Good Morning, Make ‘em Laugh and, you guessed it, Singin’ in the Rain.
Made famous by Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds in the 1952 film of the same name, Singin’ in the Rain is set in 1927, and tells the story of Hollywood’s first movie musicals.
Don Lockwood is a silent movie star with fame, adulation and a well-publicised romance with his co-star, Lina Lamont. When his latest film is turned into a musical, the studio decides to dub the uniquely voiced Lina’s speaking and singing. Enter chorus girl Kathy Selden, who has her own dreams of stardom – but can she achieve them, and capture Don’s heart along the way?
South African actor Grant Almirall (Jersey Boys) splashes into the lead role as Lockwood. He’s joined on stage by fellow South African, Bethany Dickson (The Sound of Music), who plays Selden.
Singin’ in the Rain
MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands
July 9-26, 2015
Fancy dinner before the show? Read our review on David Thompson’s Long Chim at Marina Bay Sands.
– BY RACHEL LEES