your umbrella! Maurer Productions OnStage presents "Singin'
in the Rain," based on the acclaimed 1952 MGM film, at
MCCC's Kelsey Theatre. This celebrated family musical is faithfully
adapted right down to a live, rain storm on the Kelsey stage. Dates
and show times are: Fridays and Saturdays, Mar. 28, 29, Apr. 4 and
5 at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sundays, Mar. 30 and Apr. 6 at 2 p.m. Kelsey
Theatre is located on the college's West
Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. An opening night reception
with the cast and crew will be held following the performance Mar.
Directed by John Maurer of Ewing, "Singin' in the Rain"
offers a backstage look at the often fraught, often hilarious transition
from silent films to talkies, when actors had to either adapt to
new demands or fade from the big screen. Set against the backdrop
of a 1927 Hollywood set, movie stars Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont
are silent film darlings and the biggest names at Monumental Pictures.
But the public wants musicals and the screechy-voiced Lina can't
sing or dance. The studio cooks up a scheme to dub in the voice
of up-and-coming starlet Kathy Seldon, but Lina has other ideas.
The movie, which starred Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald
O'Conner, won numerous honors including several Academy Awards.
In 2006, it was named by the American Film Institute as the number
one movie musical of all time.
in Maurer Productions' "Singin' in the Rain" are Michael
Stephens as Don Lockwood, Nicole Farina-Machin as Kathy Seldon,
Jim Petro as Cosmo Brown, Vicky Czarnick as Lina Lamont, and Ray
Pental as R. F. Simpson. Also featured are Fred Bartlett, Alycia
Bauch-Cantor, Judy Berwick, Jeff Brannin, Andrew Clark, Ashley Goldstein,
Rosie Karlin, Scott Karlin, Claudine Meier, Laura Murey, Steve Pie',
Jessica Schladebeck, Crystal Simoneau, Jamie Simpson, Kerri-Lynn
Sirkin, Caroline Vassallo, Krystal Vozza and Joe Zedeny.
for "Singin' in the Rain" are $16 for adults, $12 for
seniors, and $10 for students and children. Free parking is available
next to the theater. Tickets may be purchased online
or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Kelsey Theatre
is wheelchair accessible and provides assisted listening devices
upon request. For a complete listing of adult and children's events,
visit the Kelsey webpage
or call the box office for a brochure. To request a brochure
by mail, email your request here.