Friday, 20 April 2018

Musical a splashing choice for summer

FOLLOWING its acclaimed 2014 production of

FOLLOWING its acclaimed 2014 production of

Grease
, the Wycombe Swan’s summer youth project is back with another classic Hollywood musical —

Singin’ in the Rain
.

This production will open on Friday, August 21, and run until Sunday, August 23, at the theatre in St Mary Street, High Wycombe.

So grab your raincoat and umbrella as up to 200 local young people come together with a professional creative team to create a glorious production in two amazing weeks in August.



The project also includes 25 technical places for young people who will build the sets and provide stage management, lighting, sound and props.

Young people from all over Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and beyond gather for two extraordinary weeks — working with a professional creative team in order to put together a legendary show on the Wycombe Swan’s main stage.

This promises to be a show that showers you with the best-loved musical numbers, and which continues the Wycombe Swan summer youth project’s reputation for putting on professional shows for packed houses.

One of the world’s best-loved musicals,

Singin’ in the Rain
tells the story of the first Hollywood musical, Monumental Pictures and their silent-film romantic couple Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont.

At a time when the silver screen found its voice, Don and Lina personify smouldering passions on- screen, whilst in real life the down-to-earth Lockwood can’t stand the brainless Lamont. Lockwood prefers the company of aspiring actress Kathy Selden.

Watching these intrigues from the sidelines is Cosmo Brown, Don’s best pal and on-stage pianist. Cosmo is promoted to musical director of Monumental by studio head R F Simpson when the talking-picture revolution gets under way.

Don has no trouble adapting to the microphone — however, Lina doesn’t adapt as well, and hasn’t got the singing voice that is needed for the film.

This spectacular show is packed full of charm, romance, comedy and Tinseltown glamour. With the iconic songs

Good Morning
,

Make ’Em Laugh
,

Moses Supposes
— and of course the title song

Singin’ in the Rain
— this year’s summer youth project is guaranteed to thrill audiences and leave everyone toe-tapping the night away.

Tickets are priced £13 to £16.50 and can be booked by calling 01494 512000, in person at the theatre, or the theatre’s website at www.wycombeswan.co.uk



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