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Franklin Classical School Players to present ‘Singin' in the Rain’

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Franklin Classical School Singing in the Rain

The cast of Franklin Classical School's production of "Singin' in the Rain"

Franklin Classical School is inviting residents to step back in time to the glitz and glamour of the late 1920s through its production of the popular “Singin’ in the Rain” Thursday through Saturday, March 2-4, at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center.

According to a press release from the school, the Franklin Classical School Players are proud to present this beloved classic, brought to life on stage with all the pizzazz, humor and romance that made it a timeless masterpiece from a time when the silver screen was taking Hollywood by storm. 

Directed by Melissa Austin, with choreography by Mattie Tichenor and Miranda Mathies, this cast began tap dancing early in the school year in preparation for this dance-heavy production.

"Bringing back the lost art of tap dancing with these students has been incredibly fun," said Austin, head of the Fine Arts Department at FCS. "Our aim is to bring joy and laughter to every person who attends this show! We hope to honor God by offering our gifts in this way."

This cast of "Singin' in the Rain" features Miles Minard (senior) as the dashing Don Lockwood; William Brittain (senior) as the hilarious Cosmo Brown; Siena Strayer (junior) as the glamorous and vindictive Lina Lamont; and Abigail Thornton (senior) and Jillian Bender (junior), who are double-cast as the talented songstress Kathy Seldon.

Hailed as the "greatest movie musical of all time," "Singin' in the Rain" will transport you to the Golden Age of Hollywood, where the stars were larger than life, and the music was unforgettable. Follow on-screen couple Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont, Hollywood's biggest stars of silent film, as they face the challenges of the new "talking pictures" era. When Lina's squeaky voice proves to be a hindrance, enter the talented young actress Kathy Seldon, who sacrifices her own career to become Lina's on-screen voice. But don't be fooled by appearances, as the truth is bound to come out in this lighthearted tale of love and laughter.

With a repertoire of unforgettable numbers like "Good Morning," "Make 'Em Laugh," and, of course, "Singin' in the Rain," this show will have you tapping your toes, humming the tunes, and smiling from ear to ear.

Performances will be held at the county’s Performing Arts Center, located at 112 Everbright Ave. in Franklin. Visit its website at for tickets and more information.

The screenplay is by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, with songs by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown. The production is based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film, by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures Inc.

"Singin' in the Rain" is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

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