Starring: Gene Kelly (Don Lockwood), Debbie Reynolds (Kathy Seldon), Donald O’Connor (Cosmo Brown), and Jean Hagen (Lina Lamont)

This film is #5 on American Film Institutes, 100 Years 100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition, 2007) and is # 1 on AFI’s Greatest Movie Musicals (2006).

It contains one of the most iconic song and dance routines ever put on film and was choregraphed by one of MGM’s most famous and popular dancers of all time~ Gene Kelly.

The story centers on the careers and love lives of silent screen duo, Lockwood and Lamont (Kelly and Hagen), and the rising star of chorus girl, Kathy Seldon (Reynolds).

When screen star Lockwood falls in love with rising star Seldon, watch Lamont’s claws come out. Watch what happens in 1920’s Hollywood when talkies come on the scene!

This film takes the audience through the golden age of film making. It will have you, your clients, students, and family members, laughing, talking, reminiscing, and dancing in your seats, while discussing:

What kind of man is Don Lockwood?

Why do Kathy’s comments about acting in movies, bother Don?

As Don’s faithful friend, what is Cosmo’s role?

Great questions for all stages and many different ages that will keep the conversation going rain or shine!

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Reference: Yauch, L (2015) Movies and Music: A Guide to Turning the Classic Movie Musical into An Interactive Event Raleigh, North Carolina:

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