Published : Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 6:10 PM
Saint Elizabeth School Theatre Arts presents Singin’ in the Rain opening on Saturday May 18, 2019, 7:00 p.m. at the Saint Elizabeth Parish Hall. Presented through special arrangements with MTI. Screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed.
Singin’ in the Rain is based on the Classic Metro-Goldwyn Mayer Film, by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theater Ventures, Inc. 1927 Hollywood. Monumental Pictures’ biggest stars, glamorous on-screen couple Lina Lamont and Don Lockwood, are also an off-screen couple if the trade papers and gossip columns are to be believed. Both perpetuate the public perception if only to please their adoring fans and bring people into the movie theaters. In reality, Don barely tolerates her, while Lina, despite thinking Don beneath her, simplemindedly believes what she sees on screen in order to bolster her own stardom and sense of self-importance. R.F. Simpson, Monumental’s head, dismisses what he thinks is a flash in the pan: talking pictures. It isn’t until The Jazz Singer (1927) becomes a bona fide hit which results in all the movie theaters installing sound equipment that R.F. knows Monumental, most specifically in the form of Don and Lina, have to jump on the talking picture bandwagon, despite no one at the studio knowing anything about the technology.
Performance dates are Saturday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, May 19 at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 24 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Saint Elizabeth Parish Hall is located at 1840 N. Lake Ave. in Altadena.
Saint Elizabeth School, 1840 N. Lake Avenue at Woodbury in Altadena, (626) 797-7727 or visit www.saint-elizabeth.org.