Singin’ in the Rain

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MC and I spent this evening utterly lost in the past at the Albert Hall at the world premiere.  To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Singin’ in the Rain, the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra conducted by Neil Thomson bring the film’s iconic soundtrack to life while the re-mastered film is shown on the big screen with the original vocals and dialog intact.

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Starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds, Singin’ in the Rain is frequently described as one of the best films ever made, topping the American Film Institute’s 100 Years of Musicals list and ranking 5th in its updated list of the greatest American films ever made, testament to the relevance that the film still has on audiences 60 years later.

We enjoyed all the classics such as Broadway Rhythm, Should I?, Make ‘Em Laugh and of course Singin’ In The Rain, while this stunning film is shown on the big screen.

The evening of Singin’ in the Rain: Live in Concert was introduced by Patricia Ward Kelly, wife of Singin’ in the Rain star Gene Kelly who told us all the gossip from the making of the film.

What an incredible evening.

 

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