Singin' In The Rain



Boston Globe- July 8, 2006

"Director Richard Stafford does a lovely job of moving all the players around North Shore's arena stage; he manages to evoke Kelly's and Stanley Donen's original choreography without being in thrall to it. He makes great use of the surrounding screens for some sidesplitting ``silent movie" highlights of Don's career."

Boston Herald - Thursday, July 13, 2006

"Director and choreographer Richard Stafford knows just how to play this movie-turned-musical on the North Shore's arena stage. Dancers move fluidly around the circle while the central elevator gets a workout, providing innumerable tableaux that take us on and off movie sound stages that frame the story. Although there are iconographic moments from the Gene Kelly-Debbie Reynolds movie that have to be included (dancing around the lamppost in the title number; tipping the couch at the end of "Good Morning"), Stafford's dancers move without ever feeling cramped or limited."