St. Patrick School students will have London residents “walking down the lane with a happy refrain” when they perform “Singin’ In The Rain Jr.” this weekend.
Based on the 1952 movie of the same name, Singin’ In The Rain Jr. takes place in Hollywood during the last days of the silent movie era. The story follows Don Lockwood, one half of the blockbuster celebrity silent movie star “couple” Lockwood and Lamont, and the extreme measures taken when his co-star’s high-pitched and nasal voice threatens the duo’s successful transition into talking pictures.
Students in grades sixth through eighth will present the production Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. at St. Patrick School, 226 Elm St. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for students and may be purchased by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or in person on the night of the show at 6 p.m.
In silent movies and in the tabloids, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are the perfect couple, but behind the scenes Lockwood has no feeling for his vapid co-star. Meanwhile, Lamont’s squeaky voice might be the end of the duo’s career in “talking pictures” without the help of a talented young actress to do the talking and singing for her.
Directed by music teacher Tim Magree, the musical stars Isaiah Jones as Lockwood, Maya Berkey as Kathy Selden and Abigail Weiner as Lina Lamont. There are a total of 45 students participating in the production, Magree said.
This is the third year the school has produced a musical, but the first year the production has been presented for two nights.
For more information, call the school at 740-852-0161, or email Christine Rinehart at email@example.com.
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