I watched it lots growing up but only once last year when I knew I was directing it for Simply Theatre. The stage show follows the format of the film quite closely. When directing, I always try not to watch any version of the show as it informs too much & I like to create the show with the actors. That way it feels more like their show not a copy of the film.
My favourite scene isn’t in the film. It’s at the end when the whole cast ‘sing in the rain’. I love that everyone is involved. The stage is packed, soaking wet & great fun! I get a thrill from watching how our wonderful cast is developing. They are amazing!
Almost identical. The stage show adds a few more musical numbers but it is very faithful to the original.
Not at all. Our lead actors are very capable & are very talented. Different actors bring their own quality to a role. That’s what I’m encouraging our actors to do. They might be young but they’re terrific.
Fun, song, dance & a great night out. It’s such a joy of a show to watch. We won’t disappoint!
Oh I’m sure we will see the odd raindrop or two! The technical challenges are vast. Electrics & water don’t mix well so the set has a built in system that allows the rain to be re-cycled so it can rain for as long as we need it to!
It has to be the ‘Singing in Rain’ finale I mentioned earlier. The cast is working so hard & watching them come to grips with dancing, singing, choreography & open umbrellas was a joy! We laughed lots!