Review of Singin’ in the Rain at Singapore Marina Bay Sands Mastercard Theatre12 July, 2015
Singin’ in the Rain is probably the only musical in Singapore with a “Splash Zone” where audience in the first 4 rows are at risk of being drenched! After all, this Singin’ in the Rain Singapore musical uses a lot of water – 12,000 litres of water per performance! If you had paid top dollars to sit in the first 4 rows, don’t worry – you will definitely get wet but you will also be provided with raincoats (the disposable-kind) and given the cue when the “rain” is coming (when you hear “thunder”) 🙂
The story of Singin’ in the Rain is set in 1927 and tells the story of Hollywood’s first movie musicals – specifically the transition from silent movies to talking ones – ‘talkies’. Don Lockwood is a silent movie star with all that any actor could have – fame and a well-publicised “romance” with his co-star, Lina Lamont. While he could transit quite well into a talking role, the same cannot be said of his co-star – the uniquely voiced Lina. Enter Kathy Selden with her dream of stardom and the drama thickens …
Singin’ in the Rain is a romantic comedy musical which features all songs from the glorious MGM score including Good Morning, Make ‘em Laugh, Moses Supposes and the classic Singin’ in the Rain. You can expect excellent high-energy dance choreography and beautiful, dynamic set design and colorful costumes like what you can see in the picture below.
So if you are interested in the Singin’ in the Rain dance choreography and strong musical score instead of a wet interactive experience, rows five and beyond are your best bet to staying dry where you can sing to the tunes of Singin’ in the Rain while watching the people in the front 4 rows get drenched.
Look out for tap-dancing moves – for me, the action starts to get very exciting from the Moses Supposes number and culminates in a Singin’ in the Rain song just before the intermission. Look out for the very unique finale ending of Singin’ in the Rain too!
Singin’ in the Rain
MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands
July 9-26, 2015
Tickets from S$69. Buy your tickets at Showbizasia.com