What a Glorious Feeling!


An Adaptation of the Golden Era Classic

by Jay Berkow

This new play brings to life the little known story of the tempestuous love triangle between Hollywood legends Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen, and their assistant Jeanne Coyne during the creation of the greatest movie musical of all time, “Singin' in the Rain.” Long time close friends and collaborators, Kelly and Donen ceased to work together and in fact did not speak for over fifty years after they completed the picture. There's lightning in a bottle but a storm behind the scenes in this intimate backstage production... join the FRT for the classic music, songs, and dance of the golden era and discover a new side to the movie you know and love!


Thursday, August 1st at 7:30 PM

Friday, August 2nd at 7:30 PM

Saturday, August 3rd at 7:30 PM

Wednesday, August 7th at 7:30 PM

Thursday, August 8th at 7:30 PM

Friday, August 9th at 7:30 PM

Saturday, August 10th at 1:00 PM

Saturday, August 10th at 7:30 PM


Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for students, and $5 for NMU students.

Located in the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre.



"Broadway Melody/Rhythm" by Lennie Hayton (Singin' in the Rain)

"Tongue Twisters (Moses Supposes)" by Roer Edens, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green (Singin' in the Rain)

"How Could You Believe Me When I Said I Loved You When You Know I've Been a Liar All My Life" by Alan Jay Lerner and Burton Lane (Royal Wedding)

"Singin' in the Rain" by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown (Singin' in the Rain)

"Broadway Melody/Rhythm Reprise (Woman in the Green Dress Dance)" by Lennie Hayton (Singin' in the Rain)

"Aba Daba Honeymoon" by Arthur Fields and Walter Donovan (Two Weeks in Love)

"Good Mornin'" by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown (Singin' in the Rain)

"Make 'Em Laugh" by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown (Singin' in the Rain)

"You Were Meant for Me" by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown (Singin' in the Rain)

"Singin' in the Rain Reprise" by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown (Singin' in the Rain)


Cast List

Gene Kelly Beau Hutchings
Stanley Donen David Lenahan
Arthur Freed Rob Engelson
Debbie Reynolds Molly Hill
Jeanne Coyne Katelyn Langwith
Kenny Jeff Bruning



Creative Team

Director Jay Berkow
Choreographer Jill Grundstrom
Music Director Jeff Bruning
Scenic Designer Victor G. Holliday
Lighting Designer Victor G. Holliday
Costume Designer Susan Candey
Sound Designer Dan Zini
Technical Director Steve McClain
Production Stage Manager Sophie Sam