Singin’ in the Rain

Singin’ in the Rain is a musical with book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, lyrics by Arthur Freed, and music by Nacio Herb Brown.

Adapted from the 1952 movie of the same name, the plot closely adheres to the original. Set in Hollywood in the waning days of the silent screen era, it focuses on romantic lead Don Lockwood, his sidekick Cosmo Brown, aspiring actress Kathy Selden, and Lockwood’s leading lady Lina Lamont, whose less-than-dulcet vocal tones make her an unlikely candidate for stardom in talking pictures.

Cast & Creative

Cast List

Character Actor
Don Lockwood Bryan Cardus
Cosmo Brown Jeff Chinappen
Kathy Seldon Hannah Rogers
Lina Lamont Maria Waters
Rosco Dexter John Nugent
R.F. Simpson Charles Halford
Young Don Jake Herbert
Young Don David Stratford
Young Cosmo Luke Bromley
Young Cosmo Kurt Glading
Dancers Clare Burgess
Dancers Sarah Cantrill
Dancers Lucy Anne Clement
Dancers Jan Croxson
Dancers Claire Griffith
Dancers Cathy Makepeace
Dancers Faye Rogers
Dancers Caroline Smith
Trotman Ensemble Lizzie Brignall
Trotman Ensemble Anne Campbell
Trotman Ensemble Terrie Cresswell
Trotman Ensemble Suzy Deal
Trotman Ensemble Louise Delany
Trotman Ensemble Sheila Donovan
Trotman Ensemble Katie Gragen
Trotman Ensemble Anna Hadfield
Trotman Ensemble Hattie Hahn
Trotman Ensemble Nicole Mcinerney
Trotman Ensemble Lynne Shirley
Trotman Ensemble Janet Simpson
Trotman Ensemble Angela Sturgeon
Trotman Ensemble Hazle Wellcome
Trotman Ensemble Alan Whitmore
Ensemble Edz Barrett
Ensemble Mark Burgess
Ensemble Anthony Chalmers
Ensemble Billy Conway
Ensemble Chris Morris
Ensemble Bob Salter
Ensemble Kyle Sparks

Creative Team

Role Name
Director Rachel Moorhead
Musical Director William Morris
Choreographer Sharon Baker
Production Manager Peter Czaja
Production Assistant Beryl Yorath
Stage Manager Jane Bean
DSM Melanie Edwards
Technical Director Mike Bradbury
Lighting Director Ed Pagett
Sound Director Stuart Vaughan
Filming Coordinator Gary Stevenson
Production Designer Suzy Deal
Costumes and wigs Terrie Creswell
Furniture Props Beryl Yorath
Props Coordinator Jane Bean
Committee Liaison Jane Poole-Wilson
Technical manager Wesley Henderson Roe

Reviews & Awards

SWAN Awards

  • Nominated for Best Actress in a Musical – Maria Waters
  • Nominated for Best Musical

Stephen MacVicar - NODA Rep

January 31, 2004

Any production of ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ will always automatically be compared to the charming Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor (who died in September last year) film of 1952. Another of the ‘show within a show’ genre, the stage version sticks fairly faithfully to the screen version. The plot centres on movie star Don Lockwood and his efforts to keep his silent-screen popularity when films were just making the transition to sound. The setting is the Twenties, a time of uncertainty for many established silent movie stars. It has a succession of pleasant songs, including ‘Good Morning’, ‘Make ’em Laugh’, ‘Moses Supposes’, ‘You are my lucky Star’ and, of course, ‘Singin’ in the Rain’. I can’t honestly say that ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ is amongst my favourite musicals and it was an ambitious option but I thought that BROS pulled off a very creditable production.

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