Upper School Drama Club Spring Musical 2014
The Drama Club used their Spring 2014 production of Singin' in the Rain
to bring themselves and their audiences back to 1927, when the first talking picture, The Jazz Singer
, was turning Hollywood upside down:
At Monumental Pictures, the two stars, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont, are both living in an illusion they have created for themselves. Don has cast himself as a “dignified” silent movie leading man, although the truth is that he sang and danced his way through many a saloon, burlesque house, and vaudeville stage on his way to the silver screen. His co-star, Lina, is living in the illusion spun by the studio’s publicity department—that she is the best actress in Hollywood and that she and Don are engaged and soon to be wed. Both take a long hard look at themselves in the mirror of reality and are forced to deal with the truth: Don sees a performer who can sing and dance his way through a story; a man who has discovered authentic love for unknown actress, Kathy Seldon. Lina continues to see the illusion; she asks the question “What’s wrong with me?” But she answers that question with another distortion: “Nothing!”
Through the production, the cast and crew of Singin’ in the Rain sought the truth about themselves in the Word of God. James 1:22-24 directs us to, “…not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.”
Click here to view the playbill.
Click here to view the cast and crew biographies.