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Singin’ in the Rain is be­ing staged in Welling­ton next month by the pro­duc­ers of Jer­sey Boys, The Sound of Mu­sic and An­nie.

The ac­claimed mu­si­cal from Lon­don’s West End opens at the St James Theatre on April 15 for a limited sea­son.

Set in 1927, Singin’ in the Rain tells the story, made fa­mous by Gene Kelly and Deb­bie Reynolds in the 1952 movie of the first Hol­ly­wood mu­si­cal, of when the sil­ver screen found its voice and left si­lent movies – and some of its stars – be­hind.

The pro­duc­tion is packed full of the charm, ro­mance, com­edy and tinseltown glam­our of one of the world’s best-loved movies and fea­tures all the songs from the movie score, in­clud­ing Good Morn­ing, Make ’ em Laugh, Moses Sup­poses and Singin’ in the Rain.

To achieve the fa­mous Singin’ In The Rain scene, the pro­duc­tion uses 850 me­tres of flex­i­ble pipe work, a 10-tonne wa­ter tank and a wa­ter sys­tem that cre­ates a down­pour from above as well as flood­ing from be­low the stage, in to­tal ‘‘rain­ing’’ (and re­cy­cling) more than 12,000 litres of wa­ter per per­for­mance.

Lead­ing the cast of 27 is Bethany Dick­son, who re­cently

took New Zealand by storm with her per­for­mance as Maria in The Sound of Mu­sic.

Grant Almi­rall, who re­cently played Frankie Valli in Jer­sey Boys, also stars.

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