In 1952, the movie Singin’ in the Rain was released to only a drizzle of attention. In 1983, the London stage musical brought the show to life — suddenly, it was really raining. Now, the Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre may bring a thunderstorm when Singin’ in the Rain opens this week. For those who haven’t caught the classic, it tells the story of Hollywood in the 1920s, as silent films transitioned into “talkies.” It’s full of drama, song and dance. Artistic director Jadd Davis says this show’s quality, especially with tap-dancing, is “second to none.” And yes, the show will actually make it rain for the classic number.
July 9-26, Thu-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sat-Sun at 2 pm • $27-$49 • The Kroc Center • 1765 W. Golf Course Rd., Coeur d'Alene • cdasummertheatre.com • 208-660-2958
— Matthew Salzano