Singin' in the Rain

Singin' in the Rain (2008) was a musical theatre production by Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre), based on a stage musical that was in turn based on a movie musical by MGM. It was written by Adolph Green and Betty Comden (book), Nacio Herb Brown (music) and Arthur Freed (lyrics). The production was performed at the theatre's main stage.

Svein Sturla Hungnes directed it.

Kåre Conradi played the role of Don Lockwood.

Heidi Ruud Ellingsen played the role of Kathy Selden. She won the role in a TV contest at Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, called Drømmerollen (literally: The Dream Role).

Mari Maurstad won The Hedda Award 2008 in the category of best supporting actress for the role of Lina Lamont.


(Objekt ID 21521)
Object type Production
Premiere January 30, 2008
Produced by Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre)
Based on Singin' in the Rain by Adolph Green, Betty Comden, Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed
Audience Adults, Families
Language Norwegian
Keywords Musical
Running period September 5, 2008  —  2009

The Hedda Jury gave the following reason for the award to Mari Maurstad:

"For more than 30 years she has been an important part not just of Norwegian theatre, but of Norwegian culture. She has interpreted classic female roles, but she has also entertained a large audience with elegant efforts in revues and musicals. She has made solo shows, for children as well as adults, she has released books and CDs, and taken part in movies. She gets the award for a splendid character composition in which she ruthlessly self-depreciating, with sharp wit and human pathos describes a middle-aged woman in the marketplace of vanity.

The best supporting actress award goes to Mari Maurstad for the role of Miss Lamont in Singin' in the rain at Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre) the spring of 2008."


The Hedda Award

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