The full Australian cast of Singin’ in the Rain has been announced and Australian musical theatre fans will have a lot to cheer about — you’ll recognise a lot of the cast from recent big song-and-dance hits.
Adam Garcia (Tap Dogs) has been long announced as leading man Don Lockwood, but it was today confirmed that he will be joined by Jack Chambers (Hairspray) as his buddy Cosmo Brown.
Kathy Selden (The “Debbie Reynolds” role) will be played by Gretel Scarlett (Grease) and diva Lina Lamont will be played by Erika Heynatz (Legally Blonde). Dora Bailey, Hollywood gossip reporter, will be played by Robyn Arthur (Beauty and the Beast). Rodney Dobson (Les Miserables) appears as Roscoe Dexter, and Mike Bishop (Dirty Dancing) will be RF Simpson.
The ensemble features well-known and emerging artists including Ben Brown, Nadia Coote, Stefanie De Castro, Jan Di Pietro, Samantha Leigh Dodemaide, Ben Gillespie, Jillian Green, Melanie Hawkins, Matthew Jenson, Lauren Jimmieson, Rob Mallett, Sam Marks, Hayley Martin, Meghan O’Shea, Glen Oliver, Nathan Pinnell, Jordan Pollard, Romina Villafranca, Rachael Ward and Lyndon Watts.
The production will open next May at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre, followed by a season from July at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre before touring to Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.
For tickets and more information, visit http://singin.com.au.