Photo Flash: First Look at David Elder, Mary Michael Patterson, Ashley Spencer & More in Pittsburgh CLO's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
Grab the umbrellas! Audiences will be delighted by Pittsburgh CLO's production of Singin' in the Rain, now playing through June 8 at the Benedum Center. A talented cast of Broadway's best and Pittsburgh CLO veterans will take this feel-good movie-musical off the silver screen and on to the Benedum Center stage.
All the makings of a Tinseltown tabloid headline - the starlet, the leading man and a love affair that could change lives and make or break careers! In silent movies, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item, but behind the scenes things aren't always as they appear on the big screen! Meanwhile, Lina's squeaky voice might be the end of her career in "talking pictures" without the help of a talented young actress to do the talking and singing for her. This extraordinary score is a downright downpour of magical music - "Singin' in the Rain," "Make 'Em Laugh" and "Good Mornin'."
Audiences across the globe have been "singin' in the rain" since the movie-musical first premiered in 1952. Starring beloved Pittsburgh-native Gene Kelly, the film quickly tap danced its way into viewers' hearts. Following its wild success over the years, the film was eventually adapted for the stage over 30 years later.
Singin' in the Rain made its Broadway debut on July 2, 1985 at the Gershwin Theatre. In 1986, the show earned two Tony Award nominations for Best Book of a Musical and Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical (Don Corria).
Following the show's closing in May 1986, Singin' in the Rain has danced on through multiple UK tours and West End revivals. This summer, Pittsburgh CLO is sure to recreate the magic of Tinseltown live on the Benedum Center stage.
Photos by Matt Polk
Mary Michael Patterson