Starring in the upcoming November musical Singin’ in the Rain are Sacred Heart Academy students Andrea Sanchez ’15, Lauren Celentano ’16, Rose Iannacone ’16, and Kayla Hansen ’15.
A talented cast of more than 125 students, including male actors from ten different schools, will be Singin’ in the Rain this November at the newly renovated Shubert Theatre! The “Greatest Movie Musical of All Time” is faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green from their original award-winning screenplay in Singin’ in the Rain. Each unforgettable scene, song, and dance is accounted for, including the show-stopping title number, complete with an onstage rainstorm! Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue, and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make Singin’ in the Rain the perfect entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals.
Sacred Heart students starring in the musical are senior Kayla Hansen from West Haven as Kathy Selden and junior Rose Iannacone from North Haven as Lina Lamont. The male leads are Austin Iovanna, a senior from North Haven High School, as Don Lockwood and Gabe Katz, a sophomore from Hamden Hall, as his Make ’Em Laugh sidekick Cosmo Brown. The Singin’ in the Rain ensemble features ladies from Sacred Heart Academy and gentlemen from various schools including North Haven High School, Hamden Hall, Hamden High School, Sheehan High School, East Haven High School, Hopkins, Notre Dame West Haven, and St. Rita of Hamden. Singin’ in the Rain is directed by MaryLee Delaney and produced by Frances Saukas. Musical direction is provided by Chad Hardin and choreography by Janet Gambardella Bracale ’77.
Along with rehearsals, cast and crew members also participate in several service projects. Inspired by the show’s theme of implementing technology, they have identified areas of need to help the elderly, school children, and children with special needs become better acquainted with the positive innovations of technology.
Tickets are $25 for orchestra seats, $20 for the mezzanine, and $10 for the balcony. Performances are Friday, November 14 at 8 pm and Saturday, November 15 at 2 in the afternoon and 8 pm. For tickets and information, call (203) 562-5666, visit www.shubert.com, or visit the box office at 247 College St., New Haven or purchase at Sacred Heart Academy, 265 Benham Street, Hamden.