Maurer Productions Is "Singin' In the Rain" at
MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Mar. 28-Apr. 6

3/5/08


Bring 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. 28.

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.

Starring 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.

Tickets 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.

Michael Stephens as Don Lockwood
in the show's memorable title number.
Ray Murphy appears as studio head R. F. Simpson and Vicky Czarnik is his tone deaf star Lina Lamont.
Lovely Nicole Farina-Machin is the
up-and-coming starlet Kathy Seldon.
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Among the cast members for "Singin' in the Rain" are, back row from left, Joe Zedeny, Ray Murphy, Judy Berwick, Crystel Simoneau, Caroline Vassallo, Jamie Simpson, Alycia Bauch-Cantor, Rosie Karlin, Vicky Czarnik, Nicole Farina-Machin, and Scott Karlin; front row from left, Jim Petro, Andrew Clark, Krystal Vozza, Laura Murey, Ashley Goldstein, and Jeff Brannin.

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