Free tickets to musical
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.