Come Sing in the Rain with our talented students
Schoharie Central School Performing Arts is excited
to present "Singin’ in the Rain," a screenplay by Betty Comden and
Adolph Green with songs by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown, in the
high school auditorium March 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. and March 26 at 2
Tickets are $8 for adults and $7 for students.
Schoharie's shows often sell out, and pre-purchase is recommended by
calling Pam Guest at (518) 295-6635 or 295-6601.
"Singin’ in the Rain" is based on the classic
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film from 1952 starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor
and Debbie Reynolds. The story is a depiction of Hollywood in the late
1920s as silent films were making the transition to "talkies."
Don Lockwood (played by Jackson VanDerwerken) and
Lina Lamont (Alex DiNuzzo) are hot items on the screen in silent
pictures, but behind the scenes, things are not as they are on the
screen. When silent films go the way of the talkies, Lina’s nasal voice
does not match her on screen persona.
Don, with his friend Cosmo Brown (Chris Snyder),
work with studio head R.F. Simpson (Griffin Sholtes) and director Roscoe
Dexter (Emily Stevens) to have Don’s love interest, Kathy Selden (Sarah
Wright) talk and sing for Lina to make their talking picture a success.
Full of classic songs and dances such as "Singin’ in
the Rain," "Make ‘em Laugh" and “You Are My Lucky Star”, "Singin’ in the
Rain" is a must-see for the whole family.
Cast members also include: Jessica Jaqueway, Bryn
MacDonald, Ian Rowe, Winter Sparacin, Capri VanDerwerken, Hannah
VanDerwerken, Harry Bond, Lily Caza, Christina Kelly, Jaydan Guasp, Abby
Wetsel, Claire Williams, Sam Cornwell, Makayla Faas, Jamie Fox, Jacqui
Gerstenberger, Hannah Meyer, Madeline Phelan, Braden Rose and Grace
Schoharie’s production of "Singin’ in the Rain" is
co-directed by Cassandra Olin and Kimberly DiNuzzo, with musical
direction by Leslie Roselli and costume direction by Jill Sholtes.
Madeline Phelan is student choreographer.
Schoharie’s production is also one of 16 school
productions participating in the inaugural High School Musical Theater
Awards for the Capital Region. The production and students will be
reviewed by a panel of judges, and could be nominated several awards
including best ensemble, best supporting actor and best supporting
At least two Schoharie students, and possibly more
pending award nominations, will perform at the awards show on Saturday,
May 20 at Proctors.
The cast, crew, and creative team of "Singin’ in the
Rain" are very excited to be a part of the awards this year. The School
of Performing Arts at Proctors and the Times Union, in
association with the Broadway League, have partnered to present the
event. To see all of the participating schools and a photo gallery of
Schoharie’s production, visit