The Actorsingers

Presenting Community Theatre since 1955

The "Greatest Movie Musical of All Time" is faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, from their original award-winning screenplay in Singin' in the Rain. Each unforgettable scene, song and dance is accounted for, including the show-stopping title number, complete with an onstage rainstorm! Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make Singin' in the Rain the perfect entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals. Source MTI

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (2017) Performances

  • Friday, May 12 2017@ 8:00pm
  • Saturday, May 13, 2017 @ 8:00pm
  • Sunday, May 14, 2017 @ 2:00pm

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Performances at Edmund Keefe Auditorium (in Elm Street School), 117 Elm Street, Nashua, NH

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Auditions

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Production Staff

  • Director - Kathy Lovering
  • Music Director - Judy Hayward
  • Choreographer - Lara Hyde
  • Producers -  Martha Holland, Chris Wenrich, Kathy LeClair
  • Technical Director - Dennis Schneider
  • Stage Manager - Cheryl Stocks
  • Sound Design - Mike O'Keefe
  • Lighting Design - Rick Brooks
  • Set Design - John McAllister
  • Costume Design - Bev Frasca
  • Properties - Leo Choquette
  • House Managers - Howie Levine, Charlie Pipilas
  • Ad Chairperson - Chris Wenrich
  • Tickets - Kerry Schneider

 

SINGING IN THE RAIN

CAST OF CHARACTERS

Don Lockwood – Triple threat – Can put on air of suave, sophistication but also has a fun side (when he’s with Cosmo.) Is on stage almost completely, so stamina is a must.  Must be able to perform choreographed staged sword fights.  Can appear to be late 20’s thru early 40’s.

Vocal Range/Needs – Baritone

Dancing - A dynamic dancer with movement styles from smooth and suave to goofy and slapstick. Ideally experienced with tap dance, jazz and ballroom. Must be willing to learn and master sufficient tap vocabulary for two tap duets.

Cosmo Brown – Triple threat – he’s the funny guy, Don’s piano playing partner and best friend of many years.  Slap-stick, tongue-in-cheek, must have great comedy timing.  Must appear to be about same age as Don (they grew up together..)

Vocal Range/Needs – Tenor

Dancing - A high-energy dancer who is oozing with personality in his movement, especially with a goofy, slapstick flair. Aerobic endurance required. Ideally experienced with tap dance and jazz. Must be willing to learn and master sufficient tap vocabulary for two tap duets.

Kathy Selden – Triple threat – Sweet, naïve, the girl-next-door type, the love interest of Don Lockwood.  Has to show a little bit of stand-offish-ness when she first meets up to Don….but eventually melts and falls in love with him.  She’s a good sport when she agrees to perform as Lina’s singing/speaking voice.  Must appear to be a few years younger than Don.

Vocal Range/Needs – Mezzo Soprano

Dancing: Dynamic dancer with movement styles from ranging from elegant and sophisticated to a flirty and bouncy flapper. Ideally experienced with tap, jazz and ballroom.

Lina Lamont – She’s described as “a slow-witted silent film diva with a big personality and a harshly unpleasant voice (but we must be able to understand her…) Has some of the funniest lines in the show.  She is Don’s regular co-star in the silent movies, thinks that she and Don are engaged (because she read that in the tabloids…)

Vocal Range/Needs – Mezzo Soprano

Dancing - Extensive technical dance experience not necessary. Movement will be over-the-top with an air of a flirtatious yet awkward diva.

R. F. Simpson – Producer of Monumental Studios Films.  Successful businessman.  Does not sing or dance.  Appear to be 50-65

Roscoe Dexter – The film director for Monumental Studios – a bit theatrical, gets very flustered when working with Lina.  Does not sing or dance.  Appears to be 40’s.

Dora Bailey – Leading film columnist of the times, very knowledgeable about movie stars, very excited to be in their presence.  Doesn’t sing or dance, but she may be worked into some ensemble numbers.

Rod – Head of the publicity for Monumental Pictures – does not sign or dance.  appears to be 40’s

Zelda Zangler – a flapper socialite and actress – on her 9th marriage.  Is Lina’s friend and confidante.  Appears to be 30-40, doesn’t need to sing or dance but might be used in the ensemble.

Phoebe Dinsmore – Lina’s (female) vocal coach.  Very proper with perfect diction.  Appears 40-50.  Doesn’t sing or dance but might be used in the ensemble.

Male Vocal Coach – Don’s (male) vocal coach.  Doesn’t sing or dance, but gets “played” with in MOSES SUPPOSES.  Might be used in ensemble.

Tenor – Soloist in BEAUTIFUL GIRLS.  Can appear 25-50.

Vocal Range/Needs - Tenor

Dance: No technical dance experience necessary. Must be able to bring a suave sophistication to movement.

Young Don and Young Cosmo – two boys, young teens that can sign/dance.  Will appear in a series of vignettes that depict Don and Cosmo’s early days.  (we may hold separate audition for these parts after the show is cast.)

Dance: Tap experience, or a willingness to learn. Must have high-energy and bring a goofy, slapstick quality to movement.

Vocal Range/Needs – will sing first verse of FIT AS A FIDDLE

 

Ensemble:

Vocal Ranges:  Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Tenor, Baritone, Bass

Dancing Core –All I do is Dream of You, Beautiful Girls, Broadway Melody

Dancing: Ideally experience dancers with training ranging from tap, ballet and jazz. Movement quality will range from smooth and sophisticated ballet-inspired movement to flirty and bouncy Charleston. Tap experience is a plus - must be willing to expand on tap vocabulary.

 

This is a list by scene of the many parts that will be cast from the Ensemble:

I-1

2 Police Officers

Zelda’s escort, J Cumberland Spendrill III

Olga Mara

Olga’s Escort

Mary Margaret

Mary Margaret’s “elderly” escort

Charlie Chaplin type

RF Simpson’s wife

Bartender

Stripper

 

I-2

Gaspart de la Nuit

4-6 other men

 

I-4

4-6 strolling couples

Policeman

 

I-5

Cosmo’s female friend

Sam the sound guy

Party guests, waiters

 

I-6

Various stage hands, prop people

Dance: Prop people will be involved in choreographed prop movement and choreographed broom dancing. Technical dance expertise not required.

 

I-7

1st, 2nd, 3rd Assistants

Wardrobe Mistress

 

I-11

Sam the sound guy

Various sound techs

 

I-12 – Dueling Cavalier Movie

           Ladies in waiting

           Manservant

           Villain

            Patrons in the theatre

 

I-14

Police Officer

5 or 6 passersby

 

II-4 Broadway Melody

Dance: Full ensemble tap number. Tap experience is a plus but not necessary. Must be willing to learn some basic tap movement and to bring some pizzazz to it. Experienced tap dancers will perform more challenging tap rhythms while full ensemble movement will involve more basic tap rhythms.

 

II-5

The Singing Cavalier Movie – another Villain

 

 

Musical Numbers

 
SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
 

Screenplay by

BETTY COMDEN and ADOLPH GREEN

Songs by

NACIO HERB BROWN and ARTHUR FREED

 

 

Based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film, by special arrangement with

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Inc.

Music published by EMI, all rights administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing

LLC

 

(Original Movie Choreography by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen)

Produced by Arrangement With Maurice Rosenfield, Lois F. Rosenfield and Cindy

Pritzker, Inc.