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This week I was lucky enough to be invited to the preview screening of the musical stage production Singin In The Rain which is currently showing at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne. A night out without any kids? Count me in! I hadn’t been to the theatre in years so gratefully accepted and invited along a good friend of mine who I knew was also in need of a fun night out.
We dolled up (any excuse to put on a pretty dress) and headed into town excited to see the show. After a discussion over dinner we realised that we both knew the song ‘Singin In The Rain’ (who doesn’t) but didn’t actually know the story behind the show. Some quick research on our phones told us that it tells the story of the first Hollywood musical movie in a time when it was all about silent films. It promised to be charming, romantic and funny. The show has received great praise from both critics and audiences and honestly, it did not disappoint….
Adam Garcia is fantastic in the lead role of Don Lockwood and he is joined on stage by some equally amazing co-stars; Gretel Scarlett, Jack Chambers and Erika Heynatz just to name a few. They all make it look so easy; the dancing, the singing, the acting. I found myself really drawn into the story and the characters. There was quite a bit of laughing and lots of clapping; even a standing ovation from the audience at the end. My favourite part of the performance was definitely the rain scenes. There is 12,000 litres of water used throughout the show to create the rain scenes and it’s pretty spectacular. We had to giggle at the people sitting in the front three rows (aka- the splash zone) who were provided with waterproof ponchos to protect them from getting wet as the performers danced and splashed on stage. Fun!
The sets and the costumes were pretty amazing too…
We thoroughly enjoyed every bit of the show. If you’re thinking about going or get the chance to, I highly recommend it. Singin In The Rain is now showing in Melbourne until early July when it will move on to Sydney, followed by shows in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. To find out more about the show, performance dates and to purchase tickets head here.
Have you been to the theatre lately? Do you love a good musical? Do you now have the song ‘Singin In The Rain’ stuck in your head like I do?