Singin' in the Rain
When Hollywood attempts the transition from silent films to talkies, a matinee idol hopes to make the cut. But he's hampered by a silent-movie queen with a voice like fingernails on a blackboard.
Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor combine their talents in one of the greatest big-screen musicals ever made, a two-time Oscar nominee that includes the songs "Good Morning," "Make 'Em Laugh," and the iconic title tune.
When the transition is being made from silent films to `talkies', everyone in Hollywood has trouble adapting. Don and Lina are the movies' most popular romantic couple, but when their latest silent film is remade into a musical, only Don has the voice for it. After fruitless practice with a diction coach, Lina still sounds terrible. So Kathy, a bright, young aspiring actress, is hired to record over her voice. Will she take Lina's place as Don's leading lady, on screen and in real life?
Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline, MA