When it comes to musicals, you just can’t go wrong with the classics. The Fulton knocked it out of the park with its current production of The Sound of the Music, and Dutch Apple follows suit with Singin’ In the Rain.
Singin’ In the Rain revisits the golden age of movies, as Hollywood’s favorite on-screen duo Don Lockwood (Alex Fullerton) and Lina Lamont (Alexandra Nicole Garcia) are rising to fame. The emergence of talking pictures threatens to crash the “couple’s” success – thanks to Lina’s “pleasant” voice – until Kathy Selden (Shannon Conboy) shows up and saves the show(s). It’s a true classic with vaudeville knee-slappers and quips, big musical numbers, and fancy footwork.
I still remember how fantastic the cast of Annie was in 2019, and Loren Stone’s Cosmo Brown is now my new favorite performance at Dutch Apple; I’d actually venture to say it may be my favorite performance from any local theater to date. He’s incredibly talented and dazzled the crowd with his comedic timing and dancing. I brought my dad — who’s seen the movie dozens of times — to the show, and he said Stone was the perfect choice for Cosmo. Garcia is a hoot, too.
Singin’ In the Rain runs through April 16, with weeknight, weekend, and matinee performances. Grab tickets here.
Dutch Apple also hosts a series of concerts throughout the year. Yesterday Once More visits May 17-18, followed by The Highway Men May 19-20, and Diamond Rocks May 21-22.
Next up, Dutch Apple hosts Rock of Ages (April 22 – May 14) before The Little Mermaid arrives onshore July 1. They’ll round out the summer with Chicago, another classic I can’t wait to see!
It’s not too early to think about Mother’s Day! A pair of tickets for a dinner date and show would be a great gift. Visiting theaters like Dutch Apple is a great way to see Broadway classics while supporting the local art community. It’s two gifts in one!