G · 1952 · 1hr 43min · Musical
Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor star in Singin’ in the Rain, one of the greatest and most successful musicals ever filmed – filled with memorable songs, lavish routines and Kelly’s fabulous song-and-dance number performed in the rain. Set during the advent of “talkies,” Don Lockwood has risen to stardom during Hollywood’s silent-movie era – paired with the beautiful, jealous and dumb Lina Lamont. And when Lockwood becomes attracted to young studio singer Kathy Selden, Lamont has her fired. But with the introduction of talking pictures, Lockwood finds his career in jeopardy after audiences laugh when they hear Lamont speak in her shrill voice for the first time… until the studio decides to use Selden to dub her voice.
We are excited to have special guest Michael Kelly, nephew of Gene Kelly, introduce Singin’ in the Rain this Saturday at the Fox! Hear stories only he would know about Gene Kelly and what it was like working with Gene on set of Hello Dolly.
Michael Kelly is the son of Fred Kelly. He got his start working on the set of his uncle Gene Kelly’s film, Hello Dolly. He has also worked on films as an Assistant Director for The Birds II, Tango & Cash, and Pretty Woman.
Michael has worked extensively in TV having directed programs such as the new Disney series, Girl Meets World and Kickin’ It. Network series include episodes of Suddenly Susan and Nikki. In syndication, he directed 21 episodes of the series Safari Tracks, as well as the one- hour live comedy special, Mike Marino’s New Jersey’s Bad Boy of Comedy and more.
As an entertainment professional with over 45 years of experience, Mr. Kelly travels extensively giving lectures and workshops in all aspects of television film and theatre at colleges, actor’s studios and professional entertainment companies.
He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.