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WNMTC To Present ‘Singing’ in the Rain’ in May
Published: April 5, 2018
Singin’ in the Rain, often considered the greatest Hollywood movie musical ever made, takes to the stage in Northern Nevada this May.
The Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company brings this exuberant comedy to the Carson City Community Center weekends, May 11 to 20.
Silent screen stars Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are Hollywood idols, but when the public turns to talkies, Lina’s screeching voice threatens to destroy the film. The resulting comedy is animated by several songs from the 1920s as well as some created for the show itself, including the hilarious slapstick vaudeville number Make ‘Em Laugh, the romantic You Were Meant For Me and You are My Lucky Star, the extravagant Beautiful Girls, the tap-happy Moses Supposes and Fit as a Fiddle, and, of course, the deliriously happy title song.
WNMTC’s production features a professional 19-piece orchestra playing this downpour of hits, conducted by Kevin Murphy.
“I’ve put off programming this show for many years, waiting until I had the right talent to create it,” said producer/director Stephanie Arrigotti. “The show requires intense tap skills, performed by singing, romantic leads who are also comedians. When you get that talent mixed with great choreography, gorgeous costumes, a huge, professional orchestra, and this iconic script and score, the result is Hollywood magic.”
Playing Don Lockwood in this production is Thomas Thompson. Cassia Giustra plays his love interest, Kathy Seldon. Alex Gumm is Don’s comic sidekick, Cosmo Brown, and Kelly Schnaible is the annoying Lina Lamont. Choreographer Gina Kaskie Davis creates the sizzling dance numbers.
Friday and Saturday evening shows start at 7:30, Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. There is also a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee on May 19.
Tickets ($25, $28) are available at wnmtc.com or by calling 775-445-4249. Patrons also buying the November production of Gershwin’s Crazy For You receive a discount on both shows.