Singin' in the Rain takes a humorous look at the "birth of the talkies," when the silent era of motion pictures came to an end, and movies began to talk. And sing. And dance. Woven into the show are some of the most memorable musical moments ever captured on film, and the stage production brings all of them to life: "Good Morning," "Make 'Em Laugh," "You Are My Lucky Star," "You Were Meant For Me," and the title tune are just a few of the musical showstoppers. In addition, Cabrillo Music Theatre's new production will feature the "Broadway Melody Ballet," the classic dance made famous in the movie by Cyd Charisse and Gene Kelly, but rarely performed onstage!
Theatre veteran Larry Raben will direct, and David Engel will choreograph the show, as well as star as "Don Lockwood," the role made famous by Gene Kelly. Accomplished actor and Emmy-winning writer Randy Rogel will play the Donald O'Connor role of Cosmo Brown. Lloyd Cooper will serve as Musical Director and Conductor. The show features songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed, with screenplay adaptation by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN will open on Friday, July 25, 2008 and run through Sunday, August 3, for Cabrillo Music Theatre in the Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Countrywide Performing Arts Center located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oak