Kelly Strayhorn Theater Remembers A Legend With ‘Singin’ in the Rain’


The historic Kelly Strayhorn Theater was named in honor of two Pittsburgh talents, dancer and actor Gene Kelly and composer Billy Strayhorn. On August 23rd, the arts and performance venue will celebrate one of its namesakes with a special movie event.

To commemorate Kelly’s 101st birthday, the theater will show his classic 1952 film Singin’ in the Rain as part of a Summer Social and Screening. Co-directed by Kelly and Stanley Donan, the romantic musical comedy follows a silent movie star named Don Lockwood (Kelly) as he and his friends try to navigate Hollywood’s difficult transition to talkies. Starring Donald O’Conner and Debbie Reynolds, the award-winning film features plenty of memorable song-and-dance numbers, including those for “Good Morning” and “Make ‘Em Laugh.”

The Singin’ in the Rain Summer Social and Screening begins at 7 p.m. Admission is pay what you can. In partnership with Bike PGH, arrive car-free to this and any other Friday night East Liberty LIVE! event and receive a voucher for two tickets to any 2013–2014 KST Presents event (not valid for Full Bloom or Suite Life).


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