Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2012

TR High School Fine Arts Department to Perform “Singin’ in the Rain”

TR High School Fine Arts Department to Perform
Travelers Rest drama students perform Singin’ in the Rain May 3rd through 5th.

"Singin' in the Rain," a musical based on the classic 1952 MGM movie, comes to Travelers Rest in early May.  The Travelers Rest High School Fine Arts Department will perform the light-hearted musical comedy three successive evenings, May 3 through 5, at the Patricia Hunt Auditorium.

Senior Cameron Tarrant, a fourth-year theater and choral student who played the lead role in "The Music Man" a year ago, will play the role of Don Lockwood. Junior Savannah Langley, a veteran chorus member in her first stage production, will play the role of Kathy Selden. Senior Gunnar McAlister will be Cosmo Brown, and sophomore Brooke Barber will play the role of Lina Lamont.

The production features 60 TRHS drama, music and choral students. The curtain rises at 7 p.m. each evening. Tickets are $8.

The orchestra is directed by Carl Wylie. TRHS choral director Paula Owens is the music director and Bronwyn White is scenic artist. June Horton provided the choreography and Loyd Henderson designed the set and led its construction. TRHS drama instructor Tim Brown is the director.

The full-length play is sponsored by the Metropolitan Arts Council, the City of Travelers Rest, the school PTSA, and the Fountain Inn Center for Visual and Performing Arts. The MAC, in turn, receives funding from the City of Greenville, BMW Manufacturing Company, LLC, Michelin North America, Inc., and the South Carolina Arts Commission.

Based on a G-rated movie, "Singin' in the Rain" features a 1920s Hollywood setting and depicts the early days of sound film -- when studios were often scrambling to transform the stars of silent movies into voice-quality entertainers.

For more information, call 355-1085 or contact Brown at tibrown@greenville.k12.sc.us.


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