March 31, 2014 – Riding the momentum of last fall's hit White Christmas, Music on Stage again turned to Hollywood to offer its stage adaptation of the timeless classic, Singin' in the Rain March 28 – April 6 at Palatine's Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 East Wood Street. Winner of the Illinois Theatre Association's Excellence in Theatre award, Music on Stage will offer performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m., as well as Sunday matinees at 3:00 pm. There will also be a Saturday matinee at 2:30 p.m. on April 5. More information and tickets can be found at www.musiconstage.org or by calling 847-202-5222.
You remember the plot. You love the characters. You know "The Song." It's no less than the stage adaptation of one of the most beloved films of all time. One of the most celebrated film musicals of all time, Singin' in the Rain was released in 1952, and is known for its title song as well as such favorites as "Make 'Em Laugh," "Good Morning" and "Should I."
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1920's Hollywood is the setting for this zany, light-hearted romantic comedy about the early days of sound film, when many a movie studio found itself scrambling to salvage the career of its chipmunk-voiced silent picture star. The MGM classic has been faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green from their original award-winning screenplay. Each unforgettable scene, song and dance, is accounted for, including the show-stopping title number, complete with an onstage rainstorm! Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue, and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make Singin' in the Rain the perfect entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals.
Here is the vital information you will need to see and enjoy this timeless classic, again, complete with an onstage rainstorm!
Show dates are as follows:
Friday, April 4 @ 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 5 @ 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 5 @ 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 6 @ 3:00 p.m.
Ticket prices are as follows:
$20 (adults, in advance)
$22 (adults, at the door)
$17 (seniors, in advance)
$19 (seniors, at the door)
$18 (children, in advance)
$20 (children, at the door)
There is a special discount for groups of 10 or more attending the same performance, with tickets available for only $17.00 each. Tickets must be purchased in the same order and in advance (before door sales) in order to qualify.
The production is under the direction of Frank Roberts, with musical direction by Ann Stewart and choreography by Annie Jo Ermel. They lead a cast of 15 talented and experienced performers, which includes (in alphabetical order) Kathy Blaheta, Rick Burd, Tori Marie Cahn, Mary Campbell, Dan Collins, Carrie Dabelow, Mike Danovich, Brianne DeFrang, Brian Freeman, Kevin Goss, Rick Johnson, Phil Kaiser, JoEllyn Romano, Annie Snow and Jordan Scott Taylor.
More information and tickets can be found at www.musiconstage.org or by calling 847-202-5222.