With mere days to go remaining in the Melbourne season of Singin’ in the Rain before it transfers to the Sydney Lyric Theatre, a temporary cast change has been announced. Leading man Adam Garcia (Who portrays the role of Don Lockwood) suffered an injury during a show a few days back, and has ended up with a tear in his calf muscle. Unfortunately this means that Garcia will not be able to perform for approximately six weeks. This means he will be unable to conclude the Melbourne season, neither will he be able to perform during the start of the Sydney season which opens on July 7th.
Filling in for Garcia is Grand Almirall, who has performed the same role over the past 18 months during its international tour to South Africa, New Zealand and Hong Kong. He has been part of the Australian company since it launched as the stand-by Don Lockwood. Rob Mallett will also perform this role during some performances.
These two will be joined by Jack Chambers as Cosmo Brown, Gretel Scarlett as Kathy Selden, Erika Heynatz as Lina Lamont and a cast of more than 20 other actors.
About Singin’ in the Rain
Set in 1927, it 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?