Singin' in the Rain

Sep 27 – Nov 10
Gilliam Stage at Barter Theatre

“The Greatest Movie Musical of All Time”

Book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green

Songs by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown

Based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film by special arrangement with Warner Bros Theatre Ventures

“Make ‘Em Laugh,” “You Are My Lucky Star,” “You Were Meant for Me,” “All I do is Dream of You,” and, of course the title song, “Singin’ in the Rain,” are but a few of the wonderful songs from one of the most celebrated and beloved musical films ever made. Live and onstage, these unforgettable scenes, songs and dances will make you laugh, make you sing, wow you with the spectacle of it all, and leave you with a night to remember for the rest of your life.

Director's Notes

RAIN BRINGS LIFE

Rain is refreshing. Rain is life giving. Rain cleanses. And in the case of Singin’ in the Rain, it is also wildly entertaining.

Whenever it rains, everyone complains. Yet rain is necessary to our sustenance. Rain makes everything around us alive.

The fact that rain brings life was not lost on Betty Comden and Adolph Green when they wrote Singin’ in the Rain. We take great joy in watching a young child play in a mud puddle or splash around in a sprinkler because we see the renewal, joy and refreshing image of being clean again. We experience immense pleasure in watching birds splash in a fountain. So what better image could there possible be for a man falling in love than singing and dancing in the rain? It’s the perfect image of freedom; there’s not a care in the world, even a downpour couldn’t dampen happiness.

Don Lockwood singing and dancing in the rain reminds us of our childhood. He is free from the restraint of fame and publicity. But more than that, the rain, and his love of Kathy Seldon, cleanses him. And in the process, he helps to cleanse the world around him by doing what is right and fair.

In the meantime, we get to be highly entertained by a boy and his friends splashing, playing, dancing and singing in the rain. If we could only experience that joy every day of our lives!

Richard Rose

Director, Singin’ in the Rain

Cast & Credits

Cast:

(In Order of Appearance)

Zelda Zanders. famous zip girl:Hope Quinn

J. Cumberland Spendrill, III, Zelda’s escort :Phillip Rast

Rod, Monumental’s press agent:Justin Tyler Lewis

R. F. Simpson, Head of Monumental Pictures:Rick McVey

Mrs. Simpson:Paris Bradstreet

Roscoe Dexter, film director:Nick Koesters

Cosmo Brown:Andrew Hampton Livingston

Don Lockwood:Sean Maximo Campos

Lina Lamont:Hannah Ingram

Bartender:Zacchaeus Kimbrell

Young Don:Parker Byun

Young Cosmo:Joshua J. Schwartz

Burlesque Girl:Sarah Laughland

Bouncer:Zacchaeus Kimbrell

Theatre Manager:Zacchaeus Kimbrell

On Film – “The Royal Rascal”

Lina Lamont as the Princess

Don Lockwood as Felipe du Bois

Fiends:Andrew Hampton Livingston, Tyler Cramer, Jake Dailey, Phillip Rast

The Villain:Nick Koesters

Don’s Fans:Sarah Laughland, Parker Byun,Caroline Lambert, Garrett T. Houston, Katherine Lyle

Kathy Seldon:Kim Morgan Dean

A Policeman:Joshua J. Schwartz

Waiters at The Party:Parker Byun, Garrett T. Houston

Other Party Guest:Zacchaeus Kimbrell, Joshua J. Schwartz

Show Girls at Party:Sarah Laughland, Caroline Lambert, Brandy Drzymkowski, Katherine Lyle

Sam:Zacchaeus Kimbrell

Workmen:Joshua J. Schwartz, Garrett T. Houston

Assistant Directors:Justin Tyler Lewis, Parker Byun, Joshua J. Schwartz

Wardrobe Supervisor:Katherine Lyle

Hairdresser:Brandy Drzymkowski

Camera Man:Phillip Rast

The Tenor in “Beautiful Girl”:Justin Tyler Lewis

Dancers in “Beautiful Girl”:Sarah Laughland, Caroline Lambert, Hope Quinn,

Brandy Drzymkowski, Katherine Lyle

Sid Phillips, Director:Zacchaeus Kimbrell

Miss Dinsmore, Lina Lamont’s Vocal Coach:Paris Bradstreet

Don’s Diction Teacher:Zacchaeus Kimbrell

Lady-in-Waiting:Sarah Laughland

On Film – “The Dueling Cavalier”

Lina Lamont as Yvonne

Don Lockwood as Pierre de Battaille

Lady-in-Waiting – Sarah Laughland

Manservant – Phillip Rast

Rouge Noir of the Purple Terror – Nick Koesters

Audience After the Preview:Ensemble

Man Walking Street in the Rain:Parker Byun

“Broadway Melody”

People on streets of Broadway – The Ensemble

Broadway Agents – Zacchaeus Kimbrell

Don’s Boys – Parker Byun, Joshua Schwartz

The Speak Easy Patrons – The Ensemble

Gangsters – Justin Tyler Lewis, Garrett T. Houston, Phillip Rast

The New Kid in Town – Caroline Lambert

Finale – The Ensemble

On Film – “The Dancing Cavalier”

Lina Lamont as Yvonne

Don Lockwood as Pierre de Battaille

Rouge Noir of the Purple Terro – Nick Koesters

Lady-in-Waiting – Sarah Laughland

Manservant – Phillip Rast

Collaborators:

Director: Richard Rose

Choreographer:Amanda Aldridge

Tap Choreographer: Andrew Hampton Livingston

Assistant Choreographer:Ashley Campos

Music Director:Lee Harris

Set Design:Dan Ettinger

Costume Design:Amanda Aldridge

Assistant Costume Designer: Ashley Campos

Wig & Makeup Designer:Whitney Kaibel

Lighting Design: Andrew Morehouse

Sound Design: Tony Angelini

Assistant to the Choreographer:Sarah Laughland

Dance Captain:Ashley Campos

Stage Manager:Cindi Raebel

Assistant Stage Manager:Victoria L. Sutton

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Johnston Memorial Hospital

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