Arts

Atlanta Lyric Theatre Puts ‘Singin’ In The Rain’ On Stage

Actor Jeremy Benton and Atlanta Lyric artistic director Mary Nye Bennett.
Actor Jeremy Benton and Atlanta Lyric artistic director Mary Nye Bennett.
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The “Greatest Movie Musical of All Time” is taking the stage thanks to the Atlanta Lyric Theatre. “Singin’ in the Rain” is a snappy, hilarious, and heartfelt story beloved by generations of moviegoers.

The show is onstage at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre in Marietta April 12 – 28.

The 1952 film starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds is widely recognized as one of the greatest films ever made. Set at the birth of the talkie, the story centers on Hollywood leading man Don Lockwood and his relationship at odds with his on-screen leading lady Lina Lamont. Lamont’s voice threatens to derail her career as Lockwood takes a romantic and professional interest in young chorus girl, Kathy Selden.

“The movie and the stage show [are] filled with joy,” Atlanta Lyric artistic director Mary Nye Bennett tells “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes. “My mission at the Lyric is I want to be the place where people can come and escape, and even if for two hours, they are so warm in their heart, and that is what I think ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ does.”