“Singing in the Rain”
The best live performance I’ve ever seen was not Cirque du Soleil, the Moscow Circus or the show outside Treasure Island hotel in Vegas.
It was a dress rehearsal for the Midland Center for the Arts’ production of “Singing in the Rain.”
Many years ago I worked at The Midland Daily News with a wonderful woman named Penny Padget. Her teenage daughter was a very talented actress and singer. Even though I can’t remember her daughter’s name, I can still see this high school-age teen singing and dancing the raining street scene from the show. Her voice was strong and clear, she danced around the light pole so carefree and happy, twirling her umbrella. The real “rain” falling on the stage was mesmorizing. Me and my 7 year old daughter, Lisa, were so caught up in that scene that we didn’t speak during the entire scene. We were awed!