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CHS Musical is “Singin’ in the Rain”

Save the date! ESM's Spartan Stage will present the classic musical “Singin’ in the Rain” on March 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. and March 9 at 2 & 7 p.m. in the CHS auditorium. Check back for a link when tickets go on sale.

The musical includes some of the best-loved comedy routines, dance numbers and love songs ever written, including “Good Mornin’,” “Make ‘em Laugh,” and — of course — the show-stopping dance number, “Singin’ in the Rain.”

It was beloved since the moment it premiered as a movie in 1952 featuring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds. Adapted for the stage and set in 1927, Singin' in the Rain captures the waning days of the silent screen era as they give way to new-fangled “talkies.” The Jazz Singer premiere forced studios to suddenly change all the movie-making rules at once to accommodate sound. The musical is about the transformation of one silent movie with a star who can’t sing, an aspiring actress who can and what it means to get a fair shake in the movie business.