July 23, 2013. If you like to sit back and watch a great show, then Lees-McRae’s Summer Theatre productions are right up your alley! With only one fantastic performance left (scheduled from Aug. 4-10), be sure to buy your tickets today so you can enjoy the thrills of Broadway in your own backyard.
Wrapping up another fantastic summer of theatre will be Singin’ in the Rain. You remember the plot. You love the characters. You know the song. It’s no less than the stage adaptation of one of the most celebrated and beloved films of all time.
“When I was a child, my mom took me to see Singin’ in the Rain and I was hooked,” said Dr. Janet Barton Speer, director for Singin’ in the Rain and founder of Lees-McRae Summer Theatre.
“It has been my dream to direct it, but I had to find just the right people to pull it off. Now we have the team that can produce this musical classic.”
1920’s Hollywood is the setting for this Zany, light-hearted romantic comedy about the early days of sound film, when many a movie studio found itself scrambling to salvage the career of its chipmunk-voiced silent picture star.
Singin’ in the Rain will be performed on the following dates and times: August 5, 7, 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 4,8 and 10 at 2 p.m.
For more information on Summer Theatre, please call 828-898-8709. All shows are held in the Broyhill Theatre of Hayes Auditorium. Online ticket purchases are available at www.lmst.lmc.edu. The Box Office is also open in Hayes Auditorium.
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, Lees-McRae College is a private, four-year college offering diverse baccalaureate degrees, strong athletic programs and outstanding faculty. With over 800 students hailing from 39 states and territories and more than 10 foreign countries, Lees-McRae’s broad core curriculum is enhanced by field-specific career preparation and experiential learning with an emphasis in leadership and service. For more information, please visit www.lmc.edu or call 828-898-5241.