The hit West End production of Singin’ in the Rain is coming to Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre in May 2016, and will visit Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth. It will feature an all Australian cast, and will star Australia’s own dancing man, Adam Garcia.
Produced in Australia by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, David Atkins Enterprises, Michael Cassel Group and Dainty Group International, the musical, based on the beloved movie, features exciting choreography, sumptuous sets and costumes, and, in a some pure theatre magic, rain live on stage.
This production of Singin’ in the Rain extended its original run at the Chichester Festival Theatre in the UK due to unprecedented public demand, before transferring to the famous Palace Theatre in London in 2012. Now, after a sell-out West End season, four Olivier Award nominations, a major UK tour, New Zealand season and forthcoming Asian Tour, it’s Australia’s turn.
Adam Garcia will play Don Lockwood, and most recently appeared as a judge on Dancing with the Stars. He was in the original production of Hot Shoe Shuffle in Australia and the UK. Adam was also a founding member of the hugely successful tap group Tap Dogs with Dein Perry. Adam also starred in the Australian film Bootmen, based on the story of the Tap Dogs.
Since then he has taken roles in West End stage productions including Saturday Night Fever, Wicked and Kiss Me Kate, as well as appearing in films like Coyote Ugly, Riding in Cars with Boys, and Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen.
“I can’t quite believe I get to play a role in a musical that inspired me to become a performer.’ Adam said.
“I also can’t believe that I’m coming back to my home country to perform in a musical for the first time in 20 years. It really is a dream.”
Further casting will be announced at a later date.