Just Singin’ In the Rain! What a Glorious Day!

Forecasts show showers later this year, just in time for the production of “Singin’ In The Rain”!


Photo by Colin Smith

An advertisement for the London performance of “Singin’ In The Rain” at the Palace Theater in 2012


Rebels are warming up their vocal cords and polishing their tap shoes in preparation for the upcoming musical, “Singin’ in the Rain”. Premiering in the RHS Auditorium from November 14th to November 16th, this performance is about a group of actors in the 1950’s, when sound was becoming a normal part of movies. As silent movies move out of theaters, singing is now an option to move the story along. 

For characters Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont, they have the task of singing during their performance. Don has the talent to sing, but Lina has trouble with her singing, even after she rehearsed with a diction coach to help her voice. Fortunately for them, a young actress named Kathy Seldon is ready to voice over Lina’s performance. 

The head of the theater department, Mr. Phillip Anderson, is excited for this year’s performance.

“There are many fun parts,” Anderson said, “like the lead Don, who is known for singing ‘Singin’ in the Rain”’. Other leads include Lina, Kathy, Cosmo Brown (a lifelong friend of Don Lockwood), many other characters. 

“The performance is tap-heavy and includes a lot of dance, so expect a fun and entertaining show!” Anderson also shared some words of wisdom for anxious freshmen on the fence about trying out: “You only fail if you don’t try.” Freshmen, now is the time to test the waters and try something new! Grab a tech crew form by the box office or try out, and have some fun with the fine arts department!