“SINGIN' IN THE RAIN”
OFFERS SONG, DANCE, LAUGHTER AND ROMANCE
The Number One Movie Musical of All Time
is Now A Live Stage Show
Playing at Kelsey Theatre
March 28, 29, 30, April 4, 5, 6, 2008
West Windsor, NJ (February 24, 2008) – Singin' in the Rain, the most famous and beloved movie musical of all time, will be presented by Maurer Productions OnStage (www.mponstage.com) as a live stage show at Kelsey Theatre in West Windsor, NJ from March 28 through April 6, 2008. Directed by John Maurer of Ewing, this classic MGM musical has been faithfully and lovingly adapted for the stage from the original award-winning screenplay. Each unforgettable scene, song and dance is accounted for, including the show-stopping title number – complete with a live on stage rain storm! A public reception, with an opportunity to meet the cast and crew, will be held on opening night.
Originally released by MGM in 1952, the film version of Singin' in the Rain starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Conner, won numerous honors including several Academy Awards. In 2006, it was named by the American Film Institute as the number one movie musical of all time. Singin' in the Rain is a hysterically funny “backstage” musical set in 1927 Hollywood during the difficult transition from silent films to talking pictures. In the story, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are the darlings of the silent silver screen and the biggest stars at Monumental Pictures. But with the advent of “talkies”, the public demands musicals and the screechy-voiced Lina can’t sing or dance. With help from Don and his new girl friend, the golden-throated up-and-coming starlet Kathy Seldon, the studio cooks up a scheme to have Kathy sing and provide the on-screen voice for Lina. But when Lina learns the studio’s secret, its heart-break and hi-jinks for Don and Kathy.
OnStage’s production of Singin' in the Rain will feature top talent from around the area. The cast, in alphabetical order, includes Fred Bartlett of Hamilton, NJ; Alycia Bauch-Cantor of Ewing, NJ; Judy Berwick of Lawrenceville; Jeff Brannin of Bordentown, NJ; Andrew Clark of Lawrenceville, NJ; Vicky Czarnick of Hopewell, NJ; Nicole Farina-Machin of Robbinsville, NJ; Ashley Goldstein of Somerset, NJ; Rosie Karlin of Plainsboro, NJ; Scott Karlin of Plainsboro, NJ; Claudine Meier of New Brunswick, NJ; Laura Murey of Hamilton, NJ; Ray Murphy of Hamilton Square, NJ; Ray Pental of Lawrenceville, NJ; Jim Petro of Hamilton, NJ; Steve Pie' of Trenton, NJ; Jessica Schladebeck of Cream Ridge, NJ; Crystel Simoneau of Colonia, NJ; Jamie Simpson of Ewing, NJ; Kerri-Lynn Sirkin of East Windsor, NJ; Michael Stephens of Yardley, PA; Caroline Vassallo of Princeton, NJ; Krystal Vozza of Hamilton, NJ; Joe Zedney of Somerset, NJ
The production crew for Singin' in the Rain includes a veteran team, most of whom have contributed to many shows mounted by Maurer Productions OnStage including Driving Miss Daisy, The Emperor’s New Clothes, Winnie the Pooh, It’s a Wonderful Life, Lucky Stiff, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and The Foreigner. John Maurer of Ewing, NJ will executive produce and direct, Diana Gilman Maurer of Ewing and Dan Maurer of Robbinsville will produce; Jane Coult of Hamilton, NJ will serve as Choreographer, Israel “Buzz” Herman of Hamilton, NJ is the show’s musical director; Jeff Cantor of Ewing, NJ is serving as Master Builder, heading up set construction; Eileen Kennedy of Lawrenceville, NJ is the show’s Stage Manager and Chris Ghaffoor of Trenton, NJ will be doing lighting design.
Maurer Productions OnStage will present Singin' in the Rain March 28 – April 6, 2008 at Kelsey Theatre on the Campus of Mercer County Community College in West Windsor, NJ. The theatre is located at 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ. Free parking is available next to the theatre. To order tickets, go online at www.kelseyatmccc.com, call 609-570-3333, or stop by the Kelsey Theatre Box Office. Ticket prices are $16 for adults and $12 for senior citizens and $10 for students and children. The Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible and provides assisted listening devices upon request. More information about Singin’ in the Rain can be found online at www.mponstage.com.
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