What a Glorious Feeling!

What a Glorious Feeling!
The Story of Singin' in the Rain
by Jay Berkow

Productions (7)
  • Play with Music
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 2 f, 4 m (6 actors possible: 2-3 f, 3-4 m)
  • Set: Single set -- a 1951 MGM rehearsal studio with an upright piano, mirrors, and a table.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-68069-031-6

What a Glorious Feeling!
The Story of Singin' in the Rain
by Jay Berkow

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Productions (7)
  • Play with Music
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 2 f, 4 m (6 actors possible: 2-3 f, 3-4 m)
  • Set: Single set -- a 1951 MGM rehearsal studio with an upright piano, mirrors, and a table.

There's lightning in a bottle but a storm behind the scenes at the studio where Gene Kelly begins work on Singin' in the Rain. He's determined to keep both his longtime collaborator Stanley Donen and trusted assistant Jeanne Coyne on set . . . despite the fact that they've just divorced, and the torch Coyne carries for Kelly is the reason why. To top it off, their producer is wrestling with the studio for resources, and newly hired co-star Debbie Reynolds can't even dance. One of the greatest movie musicals of all time is born in this intimate backstage play featuring the classic music, songs, and dance of golden-era MGM.

Play Details

There's lightning in a bottle but a storm behind the scenes at the studio where Gene Kelly begins work on Singin' in the Rain. He's determined to keep both his longtime collaborator Stanley Donen and trusted assistant Jeanne Coyne on set . . . despite the fact that they've just divorced, and the torch Coyne carries for Kelly is the reason why. To top it off, their producer is wrestling with the studio for resources, and newly hired co-star Debbie Reynolds can't even dance. One of the greatest movie musicals of all time is born in this intimate backstage play featuring the classic music, songs, and dance of golden-era MGM.

  • Play with Music
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 2 f, 4 m (6 actors possible: 2-3 f, 3-4 m)
  • Set: Single set -- a 1951 MGM rehearsal studio with an upright piano, mirrors, and a table.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-68069-031-6
Production Packages Include

  • 8 librettos (the book and lyrics)
  • 7 piano/vocal scores
  • 1 accompaniment track - Green Dress Dance

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Published Reviews

"Fans of classic Hollywood dance would be nuts to miss this show."

Chicago Tribune

"A delightful mix of storytelling, singing and dancing that will have you humming the tunes--and maybe even dancing a bit--as you leave the theater."

Ashland Daily Tidings

"I felt like I came to know these five characters as real people, and not just as the legends I knew them to be before I arrived."

Broadway World

"It's to Berkow's credit that he came up with a story that's a bit more than just an armature on which to hang the singing and dancing . . . Berkow's writing is filled with zippy one-liners, broad set-ups and zingy rimshots."

Mail Tribune

"A fascinating glimpse into the past . . . This is can't miss show for anyone who loves old movie musicals and film history."

Stage Magazine

Production History

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Production Group
Location
MAY 04, 2017 - JUN 18, 2017
Clove Creek Dinner Theater
Fishkill, NY United States
Clove Creek Dinner Theater Fishkill, NY United States
APR 01, 2013 - JUN 30, 2013
Theater at the Center
Munster, IN United States
Theater at the Center Munster, IN United States
OCT 01, 2012 - NOV 30, 2012
Bristol Riverside Theatre
Bristol, PA United States
Bristol Riverside Theatre Bristol, PA United States
AUG 01, 2011 - NOV 30, 2011
Oregon Cabaret Theatre
Ashland, OR United States
Oregon Cabaret Theatre Ashland, OR United States
JUL 01, 2010 - AUG 31, 2010
Depot Theatre
Westport, NY United States
Depot Theatre Westport, NY United States
MAY 01, 2010 - JUN 30, 2010
Adirondack Theatre Festival
Glen Falls, NY United States
Adirondack Theatre Festival Glen Falls, NY United States
AUG 01, 2005 - SEP 30, 2005
Mason Street Warehouse Theatre
Saugutuck, MI United States
Mason Street Warehouse Theatre Saugutuck, MI United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
MAY 04, 2017 - JUN 18, 2017
Clove Creek Dinner Theater
Fishkill, NY United States
Clove Creek Dinner Theater Fishkill, NY United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
OCT 01, 2012 - NOV 30, 2012
Bristol Riverside Theatre
Bristol, PA United States
Bristol Riverside Theatre Bristol, PA United States
AUG 01, 2011 - NOV 30, 2011
Oregon Cabaret Theatre
Ashland, OR United States
Oregon Cabaret Theatre Ashland, OR United States
JUL 01, 2010 - AUG 31, 2010
Depot Theatre
Westport, NY United States
Depot Theatre Westport, NY United States
MAY 01, 2010 - JUN 30, 2010
Adirondack Theatre Festival
Glen Falls, NY United States
Adirondack Theatre Festival Glen Falls, NY United States
AUG 01, 2005 - SEP 30, 2005
Mason Street Warehouse Theatre
Saugutuck, MI United States
Mason Street Warehouse Theatre Saugutuck, MI United States