Singin’ in the Rain
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English Title: Singin’ in the Rain
Japanese Title: 雨に唄えば
Romanized Title: Ame ni Utaeba
Performances: Nissay Theater, 5/6 - 5/27
Based On: the MGM Film Singin’ in the Rain
Author: Screenplay and Adaptation Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Director: Nakamura Kazunori
Composer: Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed
Choreographer: Twyla Tharp
Available on DVD: Yes (release date 2/20/06)
DVD Scene/Music Cut: No
|Don Lockwood||Aran Kei|
|Cosmo Brown||Yamato Yuuga|
|Kathy Selden||Hizuki Hana|
|Lina Lamont||Matobu Sei|
|Roscoe Dexter||Ban Akira|
|Dora Bailey||Fuji Kyouko|
|R.F. Simpson||Hoshihara Misao|
|Zelda Zanders / Woman in the Green Dress||Itsumine Aki|
|Miss Dinsmore / Olga Mara||Mari Yuzumi|
|Make-up Mistress||Hiiro Moe|
|Diction Coach||Yuuho Satoru|
|Stage Hand / Villain||Ooma Miran|
|Sid Phillips||Ayaka Rei|
|Sound Engineer||Taiga Mutsumi|
|Stage Hand||Ginga Ami|
|Male Fan / Stage Hand||Ayami Haya|
|Recording Woman||Mashiro Fuari|
|Costume Mistress||Kosaki Hiyori|
Other Cast: Hanami Yuuka, Rinka Sera, Hatsuse Yuka, Otohana Yuri, Tsurumi Mayuu, Junka Marii, Matou Kanata, Otomi Yuuma, Nanakaze Umi, Mahiro Shun, Mizuki Ryou, Hana Nonomi, Hanasono Miyuu, Hisaki Seara, Yashio Yuumi, Kurenai Yuzuru
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are the apple of Hollywood’s eye, and the hot news in all the gossip rags, but the reality is very different from what they portray on screen. Lina is actually a selfish, scheming woman, living in the dream world of the gossip magazines where she is Don’s fiancee. Don also tends to let his populairy go to his head, although he has his old friend Cosmo to keep him grounded. One night while fleeing some over-zealous fans, Don meets Kathy Selden. Kathy doesn’t like his self-assured attitude, and says several biting comments to cut him down to size before leaving.
Don takes her comments to heart, and begins to doubt whether he is a good actor or not. At a party to celebrate Don and Lina’s newest film, Kathy appears from a cake, showing that she wasn’t the stage actress she had claimed to be. Don teases her, and in her anger, Kathy accidently smashes a cake into Lina. Lina causes her to loose her job. Don searches her out and finds her now working in his movie company! The two reconcile and Don begins to win Kathy over.
Meanwhile, Hollywood is being swept with a new sensation: talking films. These “talkies” have become a huge hit, and R.F. is determined that his film company will join the game. Unfortunately, Lina’s voice makes her an impossible choice for a screen actress, and an early preview of Don and Lina’s movie is a laughing stock. Don, Cosmo, and Kathy have a late-night brainstorming session, and decide to change the film into a musical. Kathy agrees to dub over Lina’s voice for this one movie.
Lina finds out about the secret arrangement and uses a subclause of her contract to trap R.F. into agreeing to make Kathy her dubbed voice forever, with the other woman never getting any acknowledgement. Kathy finds out about this at the premiere of the new movie. But Don and Cosmo have a plan to embarrass Lina and rescue Kathy...
- Sumire Style Stage Graph Photos
- Singin’ in the Rain was revived in 2008 by Cosmos Troupe, and again in 2018 by Moon Troupe.
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