We are please to announce the 2019 end of year show for children age 8 - 16 is:
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN JR
TERM 3: WEDNESDAY 5.00 PM - 7.00 PM
TERM 4: WEDNESDAY 5.00 PM - 7.00 PM, SUNDAY 10.00 AM - 2.00 PM
$350.00 incl GST plus Show Production Fee $70.00 incl GST (covers both terms)
The "Greatest Movie Musical of All Time" is faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green, from their original award-winning screenplay in Singin' in the Rain JR. Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make Singin' in the Rain JR. a guaranteed good time for performers and audience members alike.
Singin' in the Rain JR. has all the makings of a Tinseltown tabloid headline – the starlet, the leading man and a love affair that could change lives and make or break careers! In silent movies, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item, but behind the scenes, things aren't always as they appear on the big screen! Meanwhile, Lina's squeaky voice might be the end of her career in "talking pictures" without the help of a talented young actress to do the talking and singing for her.
Rehearsals are held at the CMTS Studio located at 90 Springs Road, East Tamaki. Performances are at the Picton Centre, Picton Street, Howick.
85% attendance at rehearsals is needed for stepping on stage. Attendance at all dress rehearsals and performances is compulsory.
Although auditions have been held, we are still taking enrolments for the fabulous show. There are many ensemble parts available including Broadway Dancers, Kathy’s Girls, Fans, Party Guests, Audience members plus more. The ensemble members move between different characters and will have a great time having multiple costume changes using a variety of props..And of course, everyone is included in the iconic song Singin’ in the Rain. No promises there will be real rain though!
Rehearsals start Wednesday 24 July 2019 (Week 1 of Term 3)
Compulsory Dress rehearsals are: Monday 25 November and Tuesday 26 November.
Compulsory Performance dates are: Wednesday 27 November, Thursday 28 November, Friday 29 November, Saturday 30 November 2019.
Always first on the scene for any major film opening, and she has the Hollywood scoop.
Hollywood’s leading man in silent film. Charming and charismatic, Don has no shortage of female admirers. Don is smart and levelheaded; he likes being a famous Hollywood actor, but he doesn’t let the celebrity hype go to his head.
Vocal range top: Eb4 Vocal range bottom: Bb2
A glamorous star of Hollywood’s silent films. She believes everything amazing she reads about herself in the gossip magazines, including that she and Don Lockwood are madly in love.
Vocal range top: Db5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Often serves as the comic relief in the show. Quick-witted and sure-footed, Cosmo is fast with a one-liner to lighten the mood. Cosmo is Don’s right-hand man.
Vocal range top: Db5 Vocal range bottom: Bb2
Always by Lina’s side, or trailing after her. As Lina’s manager, Roz works hard to make sure nothing upsets her.
The studio producer in charge of “Lockwood-Lamont” films. R.F.’s first and foremost goal is to make money, and if that means doing a talkie film that’s fine with him.
The studio’s director for Lamont and Lockwood films. He’s loud and blustery, and he’s easily frustrated with his assistants and Lina.
Dexter’s 1st, 2nd and 3rd Assistants are great featured roles.
Wants to become an actress. She takes her career as an artist seriously and is embarrassed that she has to take jobs like singing and popping out of a cake just to get by.
Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: G3
Miss Dinsmore and the Teacher
The vocal coaches hired to turn Lina’s voice into cultured perfection and to work with all of the other actors in the show.
Lina’s right-hand gal, who informs her that Kathy’s voice is being dubbed over hers. Zelda can be dramatic and over-the-top like Lina, but at her core, she cares about her friend.
A sound engineer.
Broadway Melody Host
A natural leader. This role can be male or female.
Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: Bb2
Broadway Dancers #1 and #2 are featured in "Broadway Melody".
Gender: Any Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: C3
The Chorus Girls #1, #2, #3 and #4 are great featured singing roles in “Make ’Em Laugh.”
Gender: Female Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: C4
Stagehands #1, #2 and #3 are great featured singing roles in “Make ’Em Laugh.”
Gender: Any Vocal range top: C5 Vocal range bottom: F4
The ensemble roles in Singin’ In The Rain JR. are comprised of the Crowd, Pedestrians, including Pedestrian #1 and Pedestrian #2, Stars, Fans, including Fan #1 and Fan #2, Policeman, Party Guests, including Young Lady, Kathy's Girls, Chorus Girls, Broadway Chorus, Guests, a Sound Engineer, Stagehands, Students, Sound Crew, Screening Guests, a Passerby, the Butler, Orchestra Leader and Audience Members.
They really make the 1920s Golden Age of Hollywood come alive and are essential to this romantic light-hearted comedy. These ensemble groups are filled with named characters who have lines.