Current Production

Closing Night/Backstage photos by Daphne Papp
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Photos of opening night courtesy of Kim Smith
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Rehearsal Pics
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PERFORMANCES: August 8-13, 2017

This summer Annisquam will be transformed into the glitzy Hollywood of the 1920’s, when the movie industry was converting from silent films to “talkies.” Known as the best movie musical ever filmed and one of the greatest movies of all times, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN will grace the AVP stage with unforgettable songs, fabulous dancing, and laugh-outloud comedy situations. The iconic 1952 movie starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds won awards for O’Connor (Cosmo Brown) as best supporting actor and a nomination for Jean Hagen (Lina Lamont) as best supporting actress.

The story was later brought to the London stage in 1983 and the Broadway stage in 1985. A recent revival has taken Paris by storm, and after Debbie Reynolds untimely death this winter, a Broadway revival is in the works. The movie is best known for its show-stopping songs “Singin’ In the Rain,” “Good Morning,” “Make ‘Em Laugh,” and “Moses Supposes.” And its special effects of silent films and singing in the rain will not disappoint Annisquam audiences. Most of all, in this time of political turmoil, the AVP delights in bringing a happy, comedic show of a bygone era to laugh away our troubles.

This is a family show for all ages, both performers and audiences. The show runs from Tuesday, August 8, through Sunday, August 14. The AVP will produce a musical float in the Gloucester Horribles Parade on July 3.