LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT (celebrating its 25th Silver Anniversary at the theatre) are thrilled to present SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, based on the greatest movie musical of all timewith screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed. The fresh new production will be directed & choreographed by Spencer Liff (Emmy nominee for TV’s “So You Think You Can Dance” and Broadway’s Head Over Heels, Hedwig and the Angry Inch &Falsettos) with musical direction by Keith Harrison. SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN will preview on Friday, April 19, 2019 (with a press opening on Saturday, April 20 at 8pm) and run through Sunday, May 12, 2019 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.
GOTTA DANCE! The “Greatest Movie Musical of All Time” has been faithfully adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green from their original award-winning screenplay. Each unforgettable scene, song and dance is accounted for, including the show-stopping title number, complete with an onstage rainstorm! Knock-‘em-dead dance routines, 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!
ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM AND CAST
SPENCER LIFF (Director/Choreographer) Broadway: Head Over Heels,Falsettos, Spring Awakening (Deaf West revival), Hedwig and the Angry Inch. He's best known for his work on the past 9 seasons of FOX's “So You Think You Can Dance,” which have earned him 2 Emmy Award nominations for Best Choreography. Other TV: “Dancing with the Stars,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “One Day at A Time,” (Netflix), “Parks and Recreation,” “Mike and Molly,” “2 Broke Girls,” “Alexa & Katie,” (Netflix), “The Latin Grammy Awards,” “The Emmy Awards,” and “Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris” (NBC producer/choreographer) Film: Speech and Debate. Other regional theater includes Little Shop of Horrors (The Kennedy Center), Spring Awakening (The Wallis Annenberg/Ovation Award Winner, Best Choreography), The Man in the Ceiling (Bay Street Theater), Aladdin (Laguna Playhouse Director/Choreo), Sleepless in Seattle the musical (Pasadena Playhouse), Circus in Winter (Goodspeed), Two Gentlemen of Verona: A Rock Opera(Shakespeare Theatre Company), Oliver! (Human Race Theatre) World of Color (Disneyland). As a performer he's been seen on Film, TV, and Broadway winning the 2008 Astaire Award for Best Male Dancer on Broadway.
KEITH HARRISON (Musical Director) is a writer-composer-performer whose credits include: Off-Broadway: One Day, Emojiland (NYMF). Regional: The Boys From Syracuse(Drury Lane Oakbrook, Joseph Jefferson Nomination), Million Dollar Quartet (Apollo), Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion The Musical (Seattle 5th Avenue), Carousel(Long Wharf), Lythgoe Family Pantos (Pasadena Playhouse, Laguna Playhouse), Falling For Make Believe (Colony). TV/Film: “American Idol,” “Grace & Frankie,” “American Horror Story,” “The Politician,” “Claws,” “Westside,” “9-1-1,” “Daytime Emmy Awards,” “Radio Disney Music Awards,” “Access Hollywood Live,” UglyDolls; Concert: Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel, Jazz at Lincoln Center (with Jenifer Lewis), Celebrity Cruises, An Evening with Jason Alexander (Baltimore, Atlanta, Louisville, Houston, Dallas, and Phoenix Symphony Orchestras). Commercial: Allstate, Toyota, McDonald’s, Big Lots, STARS Nashville (Emmy Award Nomination).
The Cast of SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN will feature Michael Starr as “Don Lockwood,” Kimberly Immanuel as “Kathy Selden,” Brandon Burks as “Cosmo Brown,” Sara King as “Lina Lamont,” Jamie Torcellini as “Roscoe Dexter,” Peter Van Norden as “R.F. Simpson,” Kelley Dorney as “Dora Bailey” and Candace J. Washington as “Zelda Zanders.” The Ensemble will feature: Ethan Daniel Corbett, Justin Charles Cowden, Maggie Darago, Chaz Feuerstine, Veronica Gutierrez, Grant Hodges, Adam Lendermon, Bruce Merkle, Tayler Mettra, Shanon Mari Mills, Theresa Murray, Cheyenne Omani, Clarice Ordaz, Samuel Shea, DJ Smith, Rodrigo Varandas and Breanne Wilson.
The Design Team for SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN is as follows: Scenic Design by John Iacovelli; Lighting Design by Steven Young; Sound Design by Julie Ferrin; Projection Design by David Murakami; Costume Design by Shon LeBlanc; Hair/Wig/Makeup Design by EB Bohks; Properties Design by Kevin Williams. The Casting Director is Julia Flores and the Production Stage Manager is Jill Gold.
ABOUT THE SCHEDULE AND PRICING
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN will preview on Friday, April 19, 2019 (with a press opening on Saturday, April 20 at 8pm) and run through Sunday, May 12, 2019 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.
Performances are Wednesdays & Thursdays at 7:30pm; Fridays at 8:00pm; Saturdays at 2:00pm & 8:00pm & Sundays at 2:00pm. There will be no performance on Saturday, April 20 at 2pm.
There will be an Open-Captioned performance on Saturday, May 4 at 2pm and an ASL-interpreted performance on Saturday, May 11 at 2pm. Talkbacks with the cast and creative team will be on Wednesday, April 24 and Wednesday, May 8.
Tickets range from $20 - $94 (prices subject to change) and can be purchased at La Mirada Theatre’s website, www.lamiradatheatre.com or by calling the La Mirada Theatre Box Office at (562) 944-9801 or (714) 994-6310.
Student and group discounts are available. $15 Student Tickets available for the first 15 performances of the production. LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS is located at 14900 La Mirada Boulevard in La Mirada, near the intersection of Rosecrans Avenue where the 91 and 5 freeways meet. Parking is free.
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SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN will also perform for four performances Friday, April 12 at 8:00pm, Saturday, April 13 at 3:00pm and 8:00pm, and Sunday, April 14 at 3:00pm at the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya), 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330. Tickets range from $41 - $86 (prices subject to change) and can be purchased at TheSoraya.org or by phone at (818) 677-3000.