Right: Adam Garcia. Photo: Brian Geach
Adam Garcia has today announced that because of ongoing issues relating to the injury he suffered while performing on stage, he has had to withdraw from the remainder of the Australian tour of Singin' in the Rain.
'The word disappointed does not begin to convey how I'm feeling with having to step away from this dream role and the fantastic cast and crew I was having so much fun with. The injury sustained has proven to be more extensive and complicated than initially diagnosed. The length of the recovery time and the risk of recurrence have made it impossible for me to continue in the production. I wish my fellow cast members all the best with the remainder of the tour as they truly are a most talented and hard working group of people which I have had the pleasure of calling my colleagues’ said Adam Garcia.
‘We are very grateful for Adam’s contribution to this production and we are truly sorry to see him have to withdraw from the show and wish him all the best with his recuperation. We are so thankful to have accomplished performers Grant Almirall and Rohan Browne who will continue sharing the role of Don Lockwood in Sydney together with the extraordinary company giving audiences an amazing experience each and every performance. Plans for the role for the Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth seasons will be confirmed shortly’, said the Producers.
Grant has starred in many international productions around the world, and has performed the lead role of Don Lockwood in Singin’ in the Rain over the past 18 months on its international tour to South Africa, New Zealand and Hong Kong, to popular and critical acclaim.
Rohan has enjoyed an extensive and successful career having starring roles in countless productions including Melbourne Theatre Company’s The Drowsy Chaperone, West Side Story, A Chorus Line, The Production Company’s Nice Work If You Can Get It, among others. Rohan also originated the role of Ken Railings in Strictly Ballroom the Musical and more recently was a featured artist alongside Hugh Jackman for his Broadway To Oz concert tour.
Set in 1927, the show tells the story of the first Hollywood musical, when the silver screen found its voice and left silent movies – and some of its stars – behind. Don Lockwood is a silent movie star with everything he could want - fame, adulation and a well-publicised ‘romance’ with his co-star Lina Lamont. But Hollywood is about to change forever. There is rumour in the studio of a new kind of film, where the actors actually talk…and sing...and dance. Can Don and the uniquely voiced Lina make the transition and will chorus girl Kathy Selden fulfil her dream of stardom and capture Don’s heart along the way?
Singin’ in the Rain plays at Sydney Lyric until September before seasons in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.
Tickets on sale now www.singin.com.au
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