School of the Arts’ Presents the Classic Musical Singin’
in the Rain
School of the Arts (CoSA) will present Singin’
in the Rain October 26 – November 3 at the Coronado Performing Arts Center
located at 650 D Avenue, Coronado, CA, 92118. Showtimes are 7 p.m. on October
26-27 & November 2-3 and 2 p.m. on October 28.
Originally a movie starring
the iconic Gene Kelly, Singin’ in the
Rain follows the story of Don Lockwood, silent film star, and his best
friend, Cosmo Brown, as they help Hollywood usher in the age of sound in 1927.
Since Don and his silent film co-star, Lina Lamont, are such bankable
celebrities, they’re the perfect duo to take the leads in Monumental
Pictures’ first movie musical. There’s just one problem: Lina can’t carry
a tune. Furthermore, as a silent-film darling accostumed to accolades, Lina
isn’t about to admit that her squeaky, nasal voice is causing a problem for
the studio. Don finds what he thinks is a solution in the lovely Kathy Selden, a
young Hollywood hopeful who just happens to have stolen Don’s heart (which, by
the way, Lina thinks is rightfully hers).
With its lively songs, witty
humor, and fantastic dance numbers, Singin’
in the Rain is the perfect production to showcase CoSA Musical Theatre’s
talented performers. “The comic timing and the chemistry among the cast
members is terrific,” says director Barbara Wolf. “All of the principal
actors are amazing, but the entire cast creates an unstoppable energy.”
Taking the stage as the
movie-star foursome are CoSA students Chase Fischer as Don, Mitch Connelly as
Cosmo, Molly Moreau as Kathy, and Victoria Celano as Lina. Fischer, a senior,
had star turns in last year’s The
Wedding Singer and Thoroughly Modern
Millie, and he is also the recipient of the 2012 Globe Honors Award for
leading actor in a musical, an honor that sent him on a trip to New York City
this past summer for an intensive weeklong clinic in Broadway training.
CoSA Musical Theatre has a
reputation for fanastic shows; last spring’s Thoroughly
Modern Millie nearly sold out the house and brought audiences to their feet.
With a large cast belting out tunes in harmony and tap-dancing in sync, Singin’
in the Rain will offer an equally unforgettable theatre experience. All the
familiar songs will be performed, from “Good Morning” to, of course,
“Singin in the Rain,” as well as a few new tunes. Valerie Henderson, the
costume designer who created fabulous 1920s outfits for Thoroughly
Modern Millie, will once again lend her skills to the production, and
CoSA’s Technical Theatre program will foster a fantastic stage and sound
environment as usual.
“It’s going to be a great
show for families,” Wolf adds. “There’s a lot of goofy humor that kids
will appreciate, and of course anyone who enjoyed the movie will love this
This year CoSA is
participating in San Diego’s Fall for the Arts festival and will be offering a
special rate to children ages 12 and younger on Friday,
October 26 and Saturday, October 27 only! Tickets for children for those two
performances will be a mere 27 cents with the purchase of at least one adult
ticket. Visit www.cosafoundation.org
or call 619.522.4050 x4 for more information.
So pull out your raincoats and
prepare to go back in time to Hollywood’s golden age! Tickets to Singin’ in the Rain are available for purchase online at www.cosafoundation.org.
Prices range from $6 to $16 depending on age. All seating is general admission.
Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door 45 minutes prior to
showtime. Coronado Performing Arts Center Theatre and Box Office are located at
650 D Avenue, Coronado, CA, 92118. Call 619.522.4050 x4 with questions.
Coronado School of the Arts:
CoSA is a public arts
conservatory for high school students that embraces and encourages artistic
creativity and academic excellence. This pre-professional arts program reaches
out to talented students from all over San Diego County and offers a nurturing
environment focused on individual growth, opportunity, and diversity.
CoSA is supported by Coronado
School of the Arts Foundation, a non-profit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation
whose stakeholders are passionate about supporting Coronado School of the Arts (CoSA),
improving community awareness of CoSA, and securing funds to perpetuate, improve
and expand the school’s programs.
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