Following the New Zealand production of the stage musical which began this month in Auckland, it has been confirmed that Singin’ in the Rain will be headed to Australia in May 2016. Performances are set to begin at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne from May 7th 2016 (Tickets will go on sale starting May 8th 2015), with subsequent performances to follow in Sydney (July 2016), Brisbane (September 2016), Adelaide and Perth (Both from December 2016).
Adam Garcia will star in the lead role of Don Lockwood in this Australian production. Adam most recently graced Australian TV screens as a judge on Dancing with the Stars and in the UK as judge on Got to Dance. Currently they have only confirmed the one Australian cast member, with additional cast members to be announced in the coming months. Therefore, it is unknown if any cast members from the current New Zealand production will be flying across the Pacific Ocean to perform in Australia during 2016.
The stage production of Singin’ in the Rain is based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film by special arrangement with Warner Bros Theatre Ventures, Inc. Music Published by EMI. Produced by arrangement with Maurice Rosenfield, Lois F Rosenfield and Cindy Pritzker Inc. This production is directed by Jonathan Church, with Olivier Award nominated choreography by Andrew Wright; it is designed by Simon Higlett, with Robert Scott as Musical Supervisor.
Set in 1927, Singin’ in the Rain tells the story of the first Hollywood musical, when the silver screen found its voice and left silent movies – and some of its stars – behind. Don Lockwood is a silent movie star with everything he could want – fame, adulation and a well-publicised ‘romance’ with his co-star Lina Lamont. But Hollywood is about to change forever. There is rumour in the studio of a new kind of film, where the actors actually talk…and sing…and dance. Can Don and the uniquely voiced Lina make the transition and will chorus girl Kathy Selden fulfil her dream of stardom and capture Don’s heart along the way?