Wednesday 5 October 2022

"Singin’ in the Rain", Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto, ON

Gord and I saw Singin' in the Rain at Princess of Wales Theatre this afternoon. We watched the movie last week to get prepped for this afternoon (plus Gord has seen it many times).

Journey back to the glamour of Hollywood during the roaring 20’s. Silent movie star Don Lockwood has it all, a string of hit films and a studio-engineered romance with the most beautiful actress in town. What Don doesn’t know is that the silver screen is about to find its voice, and a chance meeting with a talented young chorus girl set to steal his heart promises to change both Don, and Hollywood, forever.

Andrew Wright’s high-energy choreography and Simon Higlett’s sumptuous set design (including over 14,000 litres of water on stage every night) combine with the charm, romance and wit of one of the world’s best- loved films. "Singin’ in the Rain" features the glorious MGM score including "Good Morning", "Make ‘em Laugh", "Moses Supposes" and the legendary "Singin’ in the Rain".

It was a lively and colourful production.  When buying tickets, you're warned that you may get wet if you sit in seats close to the stage ... and they do (good thing they are given plastic ponchos!  It was fun to watch "Don" sing Singin' in the Rain IN THE RAIN!  

There was some technical difficulties in the second act so everything shut down for about ten minutes but the audience was understanding and supportive.

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