CCMâ€™s â€œSinginâ€™ in the Rainâ€ Showered by LCT Panelists with a 4.5 Rating
Posted On November 3, 2013
Panelists for the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) have recognized the College Conservatory of Musicâ€™s production of the classic movie musical Singinâ€™ in the Rain with a 4.5 Star Rating.
Panelists praised the production as â€œJoyful, happy, shining and memorableâ€¦An uplifting story and a treat for the eyes.â€ Diane Lala was commended both for her direction (â€œa standout production all-around with many delightful and excellent elements that really lived up to the silver screen standard of the filmâ€) and for her contribution to the choreography, along with co-choreographer Patty James: â€œCovering multiple styles and always challenging the students, the choreography was truly the star of this show, and it was executed brilliantly by the talented performers.â€ Ryan Sigurdsonâ€™s music direction was also recognized as â€œsolid and impressiveâ€. Scenic Designer Mark Halpin delivered a wonderful setâ€”â€œlayered in a complex, but very functional way that delivered the many silver-screen settingsâ€–and technical director Steve Miller was also given a nod for his contribution to the â€œfantastic and well-executedâ€ rain effects in the iconic title number. Rebaâ€™s Senskeâ€™s costume design was described as â€œnumerous, timely, lush, complimentary to character, and a delight to look at.â€ Finally, from a technical aspect, CCM Electronic Media students were recognized for the â€œhilariousâ€ and â€œseamlessly executedâ€ videos they created for many of the scenes.
From a performance standpoint, the entire ensemble was applauded for outstanding dancing and singing.â€ Matt Hill, as Cosmo Brown, and Sarah Bishop, as Lina Lamont, were particularly singled out as â€œdead-on portraying their characters and handling the timing and humor effectively.â€
League of Cincinnati Theatre panelists evaluate productions on a 5 star scale and recommend shows at either a 4 star or 5 star level. Nominations for LCT awards will be determined and announced at the end of the season and winners awarded at the annual LCT gala in the spring.