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Singing in the Rain was the classic movie of 1952 starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds.

Singing in the Rain was the classic movie of 1952 starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds.

Sixty years later, that classic film will be brought to life in a stage production by Rainbow Youth Theatre at the Sid Williams. The dedicated and hard-working cast and crew are well into their rehearsals.

Many talented actors, young and old, will bring those tap dancing numbers to the stage, as well as the famous song Singing in the Rain with its own creative style.

The very talented Susan Bradshaw is once again directing this crew of 50 people. She has most recently co-directed and choreographed Anne of Green Gables, last year’s Rainbow Youth Theatre’s successful show.

This year she is joined by Danette Bell, who is responsible for this year’s dance numbers. Danette brings with her many years of experience having taught dance in her own studio for 30 years and now she has continued to work as a dance educator in the valley. She is very busy adjudicating, teaching, choreographing and providing inspiration to dancers of all ages.

Rainbow Youth Theatre is also thrilled to secure Nancy Cox as a music and orchestra director. Doug Barr, of Rainbow Youth Theater, is producing.

In the lead role of Don Lockwood, they have Ryan Dawson. Playing his closest friend, comedic Cosmo, is James Nahirnick. Gina Foster will play Kathy Seldon who was Debbie Reynold’s character in the film.  The chipmunk voiced silent film picture star, Lina Lamont, will be played by Shaleena Faust.

Performance dates are: Oct. 19 and 20, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 21 at 2 p.m., Oct. 25, 26, 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sid William’s Theatre. Tickets are available at the Sid Williams Theatre box office Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or book at www.sidwilliamstheatre.com.

 

— Rainbow Youth Theatre

 

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