Looks like rain has finally come to Las Cruces. Maybe not literally, but figuratively, in the form of the classic MGM musical Singin’ In The Rain, presented at the Rio Grande Theatre by in-house troupe Blank Conversations. The sparkling musical comedy, based on that classic MGM film, runs January 21 – 30, 2022.mu
Written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Singin’ in the Rain 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, Kathy Seldon, to do the talking and singing for her.
The stage musical based on a movie musical originally got its start on the West End in 1983, at the London Palladium, where it ran for two years. Song lyrics for the film had been provided by Arthur Freed, with music created by Deming-born Nacio Herb Brown. The stage production further embellished the score with tunes by Jimmy McHugh, George and Ira Gershwin, Johnny Mercer, Richard Whiting, and Cole Porter. In 1985, the production moved to Broadway, at the Gershwin Theater, where it ran for 367 performances. Since then, it has enjoyed several successful remounts in the United States and Europe.
Locally, the production is directed by Christopher Lininger, with Brianna Miranda serving as stage manager. The cast includes Timothy Wilbur, Alyssa Gose, Collin Duffey, Reagan Szulc, Mario Nuñez, Myles Ingram, Reagan Warren, Penny Pane, Chad Gonzalez, Skyler VA, Stephen Miller, Carter Chamberlin, Evan Ince, Kareli Melendrez, Lily Ybarra, Thahec Arreola, Steven Cousler, Madeline Medina, Kimberly Burgos, Andrea Florez, Luz Resendez, Hannah Valdez, Anjuli Kvamme, Brandon Hoffman, Ali Shirsat, Karina Diven, Elia Vasquez, and Caden Mitchell.
Performances on Friday and Saturday will start at 7 p.m. and doors will open at 6 p.m. Sunday matinee performances start at 1 p.m., with doors opening at noon. Tickets are $20 online and will be sold at the door the day of the show. Tickets for students with an ID are $10 at the door. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit the website, or call 575-541-2290.
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