Singin' in the Rain
It’s raining talent on the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse stage with its presentation of “Singin’ in the Rain” running until April 22.
Drayton Entertainment has definitely made a splash with this classic musical set in 1920s Hollywood. It’s all about tapping into the tap with dance routines that are full of energy and finess and characters that are perfectly portrayed.
This light-hearted romantic comedy about the early days of sound film features hilarious situations, snappy dialogue, and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards including “Good Morning,” “Make ‘em Laugh,” and “Moses Supposes” make Singin’ in the Rain. It’s the perfect entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals.
A terrific cast has been assembled for this glittering production. Timothy Gledhill takes on the iconic role of Don Lockwood, a successful actor with modest beginnings as a musician, dancer and stuntman. Gledhill has appeared in leading roles across the country including Robert in The Drowsy Chaperone and Link Larkin in Hairspray, among others.
Kitchener‐born Jay T. Schramek will keep audiences laughing as Don’s wacky best friend and confidante Cosmo Brown. Schramek has appeared with theatres across the continent, from Stratford Festival to Charlottetown Festival and more. Drayton Entertainment newcomer Kayla James will appear as Kathy Selden, the would‐be star with the charming voice. James recently appeared in the title role in Mary Poppins at The Arts Club in Vancouver.
Audience favourite Jayme Armstrong steps into her diva shoes as Lina Lamont, the demanding actress whose discordant voice stands in the way of her transition into sound film. Audiences will remember Armstrong from her past Drayton Entertainment performances in Anything Goes, Little Shop of Horrors, Chicago, The Music Man, and many other productions.
“Singin’ in the Rain is a shining example of musical comedy at its best,” says Alex Mustakas, artistic director of Drayton Entertainment. “Incredible dancing, fun characters, a wonderfully romantic story and unforgettable songs that will have everyone humming along – and yes, it will rain on stage.”
Regular performance tickets are $46 for adults; $27 for youth under 20 years of age. Tickets for select Discount Dates and groups of 20 or more are $37. HST is applicable to all ticket prices. Singin’ in the Rain runs March 22 to April 15. Tickets may be purchased in person at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse, online at www.stjacobscountryplayhouse.com or by calling the Box Office at (519) 747‐7788 or toll free at 1‐855‐drayton (372‐9866).