Singin’ in the Rain

Singin’ in the Rain
Produced by the Fairbanks Light Opera Theatre company
April, 2004
Directed by Claudia Lively
Set Design by Greg Gustafson
Rain Wagon (set and effect) Design by Kade Mendelowitz
Lighting Design by Kade Mendelowitz

“Lively and Kade Mendelowitz, Theatre UAF associate professor, do an outstanding job as the show’s set designers; some sets are drop-dead gorgeous and remarkably authentic to the era. The scene changes are virtually seamless. ‘Dead air’ between scenes often hampers elaborate productions, but this was not the case with “Singin’ in the Rain.” Mendelowitz and his student team even manage to create an amazing puddle-stompin’ rain set for the show’s title number.”

Reviewer Scott McCrea for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Read the entire Singin In The Rain review (pdf 406k)

“Don’t miss “Singin’ in the Rain.” The show, a co-production of the Fairbanks Light Opera Theatre and Theatre UAF, is strong from start to finish. The costumes, music, lighting and dancing are wonderful.
The set in which is actually ‘rains’ on the stage is an outstanding piece of stagecraft.”

Columnist Dermot Cole for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Article I wrote & published in the Winter 2005 TD&T (Theatrical Design and Technology – trade magazine): “Make It Stop!” Managing Rain Effects on Stage (pdf 254k)