Steele Canyon High’s ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ a musical to remember

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It was a great night for the Steele Canyon players, as the Drama Booster Club” hit on all sixes” in its production of “Singin’ in the Rain.” They took on the Roaring 20’s and had me hooked before they even started singing. Wardrobe was incredible, with the glamour of nostalgic Hollywood all the way down to the swanky flappers, costumes and props that set the stage for a fun filled, entertaining opening performance.

It was a great night for the Steele Canyon players, as the Drama Booster Club” hit on all sixes” in its production of “Singin’ in the Rain.” They took on the Roaring 20’s and had me hooked before they even started singing. Wardrobe was incredible, with the glamour of nostalgic Hollywood all the way down to the swanky flappers, costumes and props that set the stage for a fun filled, entertaining opening performance.

When it comes to affects, with the interludes of watching “the big screen” it was so convincing I was taken back when I realized that the cast had produced these fantastic vintage black and white films. This was pure genius, as it was funny, but played a strong role in establishing an insight and connection of the two Hollywood stars Don Lockwood (Raymond Alfred) and Lina Lamont (Tanya Ieler).

After Don meets Kathy Seldon (Luree Scott), and become obsessed with love, both the musical talents and comedic timing came out in full force.

Ieler’s role as Lina Lamont, the last of the glamorous silent movie actors was unbearably lovable. The silent glamour quickly dissolved as soon as she opened her mouth with that squeaky voice and dumb blonde verbiage. She did it well, and even in singing her parts, remained in that vocal character. But she did squeeze in a few notes in “What’s wrong with me?” that showed that under the acting was a powerful, beautiful voice.

Don, played by Alfred kept up with everything that he was supposed to do and with his best friend and musical director Cosmo Brown, played by Evan Penner, he was the perfect straight man for the comedy that Penner delivered. As a duet, their voices complemented each other and they held their ground, even with vigorous choreography in every number. Then mixing the seasoned voice of Scott, they knocked it out with “Good Morning.”

This was a huge show, grand musical, but in the end, the paramount is with the juxtaposition of the entire cast, crew, set and wardrobe, it was a great story.

And did I say that they did all of this with a live orchestra? Ritzy stuff.

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