Wednesday, March 18, 2015

'Singin' In The Rain' at MBS - 9 to 26 July 2015

Next up from MBS: Gene Kelly's classic musical film Singin' in the Rain brought to life, with real water sprinkled down in every performance!

And if you have enjoyed their previous run of The Sound of Music, rejoice as the production's Maria Bethany Dickson returns to Singapore in the leading female role made iconic onscreen by Debbie Reynolds. Here's more information:

Singin' in the Rain Splashes into The MasterCard Theatres
at Marina Bay Sands this July

Singapore 11 March 2015 -. Set to make a splash in Singapore is another critically acclaimed and ever-popular musical - Singin' in the Rain opens on 9 July at the MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands for a limited season. After a sell-out West End season in 2012, unparalleled praise from critics and audiences alike, four Olivier Award nominations, and a major UK tour, Singin' in the Rain is sure to delight Singapore audiences. Tickets are now on sale.

Set in 1927, it tells the story, made famous by Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds in the iconic 1952 MGM movie, of the first Hollywood musical, when the silver screen found its voice and left silent movies – and some of its stars – behind.

This spectacular production is packed full of the charm, romance, comedy and Tinseltown glamour of one of the world’s best-loved movies and features all the songs from the glorious MGM score including Good Morning, Make ‘em Laugh, Moses Supposes and the classic Singin’ in the Rain.

The movie’s iconic choreography is flawlessly recreated, and with the help of 12,000 litres of water, the audience can enjoy one of the most famous dance routines live on stage, with some leaving the theatre a little wetter than when they arrived!

Presenter and CEO of Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, James Cundall says, “This production of Singin' in the Rain was one of the hottest tickets in the West End during its run, and I’m sure it will generate the same buzz in Singapore. I am absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to bring one of my favourite musicals to Singapore audiences – this show is a winner because it sends people out of the theatre in the happiest of moods!”

“The movie Singin' in the Rain is arguably the greatest Hollywood musical ever made because of the incredible range and complexity of its song and dance numbers,” says Mr Cundall. “To see these performed live on a theatre stage is a breath-taking experience. The rain scene is just about everyone’s favourite screen musical moment – and on a theatre stage it is awesome and has to be seen to be believed!”

Co-presenter Milan Rokic, Managing Director of BASE Entertainment Asia says, “Singin' in the Rain is the most brilliant comedy about the film industry. Egomaniac stars, monstrous film moguls, fickle fans, classic ‘golden-era’ choreography and slapstick comedies are all brilliantly included. There are floods of laughter and a drenching of big, colourful and remarkable musical numbers.”

Leading the cast of 27 as the charming Don Lockwood is Grant Almirall, a seasoned star of musicals who recently triumphed in the role of Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys. Musical star Bethany Dickson, who has recently wowed audiences across China, New Zealand and Singapore with her performance as Maria in The Sound of Music, returns to the stage as the aspiring actress Kathy Selden.

Don Lockwood is a silent movie star with everything he could want - fame, adulation and a well-publicised ‘romance’ with his co-star Lina Lamont. But Hollywood is about to change forever. There is rumour in the studio of a new kind of film, where the actors actually talk…and sing...and dance. Can Don and the uniquely voiced Lina make the transition and will chorus girl Kathy Selden fulfill her dream of stardom and capture Don’s heart along the way?

With high-energy choreography, sumptuous set design and costumes, a superb score and a joyous story, Singin' in the Rain showers you with everything you could wish for in a hit musical.

Great news for all MasterCard cardholders! Advance tickets with a 15% discount will be available during the MasterCard Priceless Experience presale for all MasterCard credit cardholders from 11 to 18 March or until tickets are sold out. . Additionally, for a limited number of MasterCard holders, when purchasing a dinner for two at DB Bistro at Marina Bay Sands, will receive two complimentary tickets to see the show courtesy of MasterCard.

Check out the Events Page for details!

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