Singin' in the Rain

Singin' in the Rain (2016) was a musical theatre production by Scenekvelder in collaboration with Folketeateret, a stage musical that is based on a movie musical by MGM. It is 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.

Bjarte Hjelmeland and Lars Jacobsen directed it.

Atle Pettersen played the role of Don Lockwood.

Charlotte Brænna played the role of Kathy Selden.

Stian Blipp played the role of Cosmo Brown.


(Objekt ID 67415)
Object type Production
Premiere September 2, 2016
Produced by
In collaboration with Folketeateret
Based on Singin' in the Rain by Adolph Green, Betty Comden, Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Keywords Musical, Theatre
Running period September 2, 2016  
Website Scenekvelder AS

At the website of Scenekvelder the following, among other things, is written about Singin' in the Rain:

"This autumn's musical is based on the well-known movie musical from 1952, starring Gene Kelly in one of the leading roles.

Singin' in the Rain tells the story of Don Lockwood, the silent movie star who has everything a man can dream of - fame, popularity and a romance with his co-star Lina Lamont. With his comedy sidekick and best friend, Cosmo, they rule in the movie business and the celebrity press.

But ongoing rumours in the movies about the possibility to synchronise sound and image, which will absolutely revolutionise the movie industry, make the silent movie stars nervous. When it is revealed that the voice of Lina Lamont sounds more or less like nails towards a blackboard, Don Lockwood and Cosmo start searching for alternative actresses who may borrow her a voice.

The selection is made: The beautiful, unavailable Kathy Selden, a talented actress who makes a living as a showgirl while hoping for theatre work."


Scenekvelder,, 26.10.2016,

Performance dates
September 2, 2016Hovedscenen i Folketeaterbygningen Opening night
Press coverage

Lillian Bikset, Singin' in the Rain er både en virkelighetsflukt og en hyllest til filmens virkelighetsflukt (literally: Singin' in the Rain is both a flight from reality, and a tribute to the movies' flight from reality), Dagbladet September 2 2016:

"They are young. They are lively, and they dream of making it big in showbiz. Cosmo Brown (Stian Blipp), Don Lockwood (Atle Pettersen) and Kathy Selden (Charlotte Brænna) make up the trio at the centre of the autumn's jolly onstage daydream. Singin' in the Rain is a vital fantasy of a time that likely never really were, at least not as harmonious as here, as energetic and as merry, as charming and as playful. (...)The show quotient is high, and the strongest the star lustre shines from Stian Blipp."