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Singin' in the Rain

Salzburg State Theatre, Salzburg, Austria
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Important Info
Type: Musical
City: Salzburg, Austria
Starts at: 19:30
Sung in: German
Titles in: English
Orchestra: Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg
Conductor: Tobias Meichsner
Composer: Nacio Herb Brown
Choreographer: Dominique Brooks-Daw
Playwright: Adolph Green
Lyricist: Arthur Freed
Playwright: Betty Comden
Director: Simon Eichenberger

"Singin' in the Rain" is a big declaration of love to the musical. The Hollywood template with spectacular dance scenes is now one of the most famous films in history and regularly ranks in the top 10 lists of the best films of all time.

It's the golden era of Hollywood: fans flock to the red carpets to get closer to their screen heroes, the tabloids are full of stories about stars and starlets. But behind the scenes of the dream factory, things are not always as brilliant as they seem.

Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are the biggest silent film stars of their time and the ultimate on-screen couple. Away from the movies, however, Lockwood has absolutely no feelings for his co-star. One evening, while fleeing intrusive fans, Don makes the acquaintance of the young actress Kathy Selden, in whom he quickly takes an interest. But Don's career falters when a technological innovation shakes the very foundations of film - talkie. The problem: Lina's voice is not exactly suitable for being presented to a large audience. How good that Kathy Selden is an extremely talented speaker and singer.

The 1952 film musical "Singin' in the Rain" celebrates Hollywood in the 1920s and 1930s. Much of the music by Nacio Herb Brown (1896-1964) and Arthur Freed (1894-1973) dates from this period and was interwoven by Betty Comden and Adolph Green into a storyline that recreates the Dream Factory spirit.

Simon Eichenberger has been awarded the German Musical Prize several times. Dancer Dominique Brooks-Daw will create the famous dance scenes for the stage. Tobias Meichsner, the newly appointed Second Kapellmeister at the Landestheater, takes over the musical direction. Musical star Ramesh Nair can be seen as Don Lockwood.

Premiere of this production: 30 June 1983, London Palladium, London

Singin' in the Rain is a stage musical with story by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, lyrics by Arthur Freed, and music by Nacio Herb Brown. Adapted from the 1952 movie of the same name, the plot closely adheres to the original.

Venue Info

Salzburg State Theatre - Salzburg
Location   Schwarzstrasse 22

The Salzburg State Theatre (Salzburger Landestheater) is a theatre situated in Salzburg, Austria, a venue for opera, theatre, and dance, contemporary and older works, with resident companies of actors, singers, and dancers.

The theatre presents approximately 400 performances each season, from September to June. The main theatre building is located next to the Mirabell Gardens and seats an audience of 707. The staff consists of 340 people originating from 35 different countries.

The theatre is a listed building and part of the Altstadt, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In 1775, Prince-Archbishop Colloredo built the 'Prince-Archbishop Court Theatre' on the site of the former ballroom of 1625. The official opening of the building was celebrated with Christian Heinrich Schmid’s Die Gunst des Fürsten which, beholden to enlightenment, was soon followed by Schiller’s dramas. Emmanuel Schikaneder was engaged as director of the Court Theatre for several years. During this time, he became acquainted with the Mozart family, whom he regularly invited to his box. Mozart's music was performed there for the first time in 1776. With the staging of Die Entführung aus dem Serail in 1784, regular performances of Mozart’s repertoire began.

The present building was constructed between 1892 and 1893, designed by the architect duo Fellner & Helmer. The building was opened on October 1, 1893 with the overture from Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito. In this year, Max Reinhardt had been engaged as an actor in the company, and later co-founded the Salzburg Festival. Because of the Second World War, the theatre was closed in 1944. In 1945, American forces used the theatre as a radio studio. After the war, the theatre was opened to the public again.

With the introduction of the Studio Theatre in the former Mirabell Casino building in October 1971, the theatre acquired a new stage. Since 2010, there has been close cooperation between the Salzburger State Theatre and the Salzburger Marionette Theatre. Besides joint productions, the theatre company also performs new productions in the Marionette Theatre’s space, now known as Bühne 24.

Additionally, Salzburg’s Festival Theatres serve as performance locations for State Theatre productions throughout the year while the State Theatre building is used for Salzburg Festival productions during the festival season in the summer months. Another close partnership affiliates the State Theatre with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg which takes on the role of the resident orchestra for the Theatre's musical productions.

Lutz Hochstraate, Intendant of the theatre from 1986 to 2004, introduced the program for young audiences. From 2004 to 2009, Peter Dolder was Intendant and had a particular focus on the works of Thomas Bernhard. The current Intendant of the theatre is Carl Philip von Maldeghem, since 2009. The current director of opera is Katrin König, and the theatre's music director is Adrian Kelly.

Important Info
Type: Musical
City: Salzburg, Austria
Starts at: 19:30
Sung in: German
Titles in: English
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