Singin’ in the Rain to open in Melbourne in 2016

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.

Adam Garcia will star in Singin' in the Rain in 2016.
Adam Garcia will star in Singin’ in the Rain in 2016.

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.

The UK production of Singin' in the Rain.
The UK production of Singin’ in the Rain.

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.

For tickets (they go on sale Friday 8 May) and more information about this new Australian tour, visit  www.singin.com.au, or follow the show on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram 

Cassie Tongue

Cassie is a theatre critic and arts writer in Sydney, and is the deputy editor of AussieTheatre. She has written for The Guardian, Time Out Sydney, Daily Review, and BroadwayWorld Australia. She is a voter for the Sydney Theatre Awards.

Cassie Tongue

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  • Loved it! Only small criticism is of the leading man, “stretch your movements when you dance. S T R E T C H”

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