There is no doubt that Singin’ in the Rain is one of the most memorable movie musical classics and it’s no wonder that it is rarely seen on the amateur circuit, because - blimey - it’s a monumental challenge!
However, whatever challenges LWMS may have faced in staging this classic, they were long gone as the utterly fantastic cast took to the stage tonight. In an explosion of cinematic Technicolor before the audience’s eyes, the familiar music, dancing and iconic scenes wer
The most telling moment in this ambitious production came when no-one expected it. A well-executed routine for Good Morning ended with one of the few evident mishaps of the night, as a sofa refused to do what it had apparently managed in rehearsals – namely, tip over as required. Some slightly ungainly improvisation ensued. And it was joyous to behold: the audience’s reaction was rapturously sympathetic, and, for the first time on a tense first night, the performers allowed t
Imagine the challenge facing a local theatre company in staging one of the most popular film musicals of all time. You could hardly expect a convenient studio backlot for Kenny Robinson, in the Gene Kelly part, to stamp and splash his way to musical saturation in that most iconic of title numbers. And real water? On an amateur stage? Under the inspired direction of Stephen Duckham, Leamington and Warwick Musical Society pull out the plug – and all the stops – to create a rema