Max Clayton, Chiara Trentalange, More to Lead Ogunquit Playhouse's Singin' in the Rain | Playbill

Regional News Max Clayton, Chiara Trentalange, More to Lead Ogunquit Playhouse's Singin' in the Rain

The screen-to-stage musical will play the Maine theatre beginning June 15.

Max Clayton and Chiara Trentalange

Ogunquit Playhouse's upcoming run of Singin' in the Rain will be led by Max Clayton (The Music Man) as Don Lockwood, Christian Probst (The Book of Mormon) as Cosmo Brown, and Chiara Trentalange (Girl From the North Country) as Kathy Selden. The screen-to-stage musical is scheduled to play the Maine theatre June 15–July 15, with opening night set for June 17. Jayme McDaniel is directing with Kristyn Pope choreographing.

Joining them in the cast will be Greg Jackson as Roscoe Dexter, Kate Loprest as Lina Lamont, and Lance Roberts as R.F. Simpson, along with Katie Brunson, Calvin L’Mont Cooper, Nick Davis, Lianne Marie Dobbs, Alex Drost, Jaime Foord, Leeds Hill, Will Jewett, Dot Kelly, Joey Kummert, Maddy Miller, Jordon Taylor, Jake Urban, Alex Temple Ward, Jillian Wessel, Elizabeth Yanick, and Tyler Zydel. Rounding out the company as swings will be Gino Bloomberg and Taylor Kurtz. Casting is by ARC Casting's Mark Brandon.

Based on the MGM classic, Singin' in the Rain satirizes the movie industry's shift from silent film to talkies in the 1920s, following fictional Hollywood stars Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont as their studio looks to rescue their longtime silent screen partnership by transforming their latest flick into a movie musical. With a story by Broadway's Betty Comden and Adolph Green (On the TownApplause), the film was conceived as a jukebox musical featuring the songs of Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown, including "Fit as a Fiddle," "All I Do Is Dream of You," "You Are My Lucky Star," "Good Morning," and the iconic title number. The stage adaptation premiered in 1983 in London's West End, playing a brief run on Broadway in 1985.

Ogunquit's production will feature music direction by Matt Smedal, scenic design by Andy Walmsley, costume design by Dustin Cross, lighting design by Richard Latta, sound design by Germán Martinez, and wig design by Roxanne De Luna. Nikki Lint is production stage manager.

Also in Ogunquit's 2023 summer-fall season: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, currently running through June 10; On Your Feet!, running July 20–August 19; the American premiere of The Da Vinci Code, running August 24–September 23; and Tootsie, running September 28–October 29.

This production of Singin' in the Rain is licensed by Music Theatre International.


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