Sunday, September 25th, 2016
Weather forecast: keep those brollies handy, because Brisbane’s in for a spot of rain! Last Friday evening involved frocking up for the red carpet roll out, for opening night of Singin’ In The Rain.
Growing up within a musical family, I was constantly introduced to the best of the silver screen and stage, developing an early love for musicals. As a fan of the original movie, I was so excited to hear that Singin’ In The Rain would soon tour Australia, arriving at my local theatre Qpac in September.
I will admit I was a little broken hearted in the lead up, to hear that Adam Garcia would no longer be headlining as Mr Don Lockwood, however his replacement Rohan Browne did not disappoint. He was utterly charming, bold, handsome, had a beautiful voice, and boy, could he move! Unsurprisingly he wins over the beautiful Kathy Selden, portrayed by talented Gretel Scarlett, and a beautiful love story unfolds.
My favourite character throughout the show was none other than SYTYCD champion Jack Chambers. Playing Cosmo Brown, he injected a colourful character on stage, wowing the audience with his effortless dancing and comical flair. Make Em Laugh did just that, leaving the audience in stitches as Chambers delivers hilarious choreography, quickly becoming a highlight of the show. What can I say, I can’t resist a man with a great sense of humour.
As a whole, the show was spectacular, from the high energy seen in the initial Hollywood scene, to the final splash and dance number. I was particularly impressed by the ensemble, who brought the hustle and bustle of the movie industry alive, while in tune and in sync, and dressed impeccably in 1920’s fashion.
As for the iconic, titled scene, well – I won’t spoil that for you. But I will say if you’re sitting within the first 3 rows be sure to bring a poncho!
One of my favourite trips to the theatre, this show is a MUST-SEE! Don your best LBD and head to Qpac pronto for a magical stage and screen experience. Click here to book your tickets to Singin’ In The Rain. In the mean time, enjoy this cheeky sneak peek from the Australian Cast.
*Note Adam Garcia does not appear as Don Lockwood, due to an injury he sustained mid tour.