How to make a splash with lo­cal tal­ent

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Sin­gin’ in the Rain The Teatro at Mon­te­casino Tick­ets R150 to R450 at com­puticket.com Runs un­til March 13 Praise has rained down on this ex­u­ber­ant, tap-tap­ping spec­ta­cle since it opened in Cape Town late last year – and now it is Joburg’s turn to make a splash.

Grant Almi­rall, who showed off his vo­cal prow­ess in the won­der­ful pro­duc­tion of The Jersey Boys, re­turns to the big mu­si­cal again, this time to show off his other skill: heart-stop­ping, foot­stomp­ing tap danc­ing that would make Gene Kelly proud.

Wow, the cast of Sin­gin’ in the Rain is spec­tac­u­lar. Bethany Dickson, who has most re­cently starred as Maria in The Sound of Mu­sic, is a show-stealer, as is Steven van Wyk as Cosmo Brown, and Taryn-Lee Hud­son makes the most of get­ting one of the juici­est comic roles in mu­si­cal his­tory – Lina La­mont.

Based on the hit MGM mu­si­cal of the same name made in 1952 with the wildly tal­ented Kelly and Deb­bie Reynolds, the

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