Boca Raton, FL, April 4, 2013:
Saladino Dance Productions’ Rome Saladino and Marina Putane have assembled a superb eight-member ensemble to perform Singin’ and Dancin’ in the Rain, their tribute to Hollywood’s legendary song and dance man, Gene Kelly.
Singin’ and Dancin’ in the Rain will run for two days only – April 13th and 14th – at the Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park.
Featuring performers from Broadway, international, national, and local companies, the show pays homage to Kelly, who was one of America’s most renowned and innovative choreographers.
“What better way to celebrate Mr. Kelly’s 100th year than by showcasing his enormous talent is a show that brings some of his best performances to the stage”, says Saladino.
The production features musical selections from some of Kelly’s most memorable films, including Pal Joey, For Me and My Gal, Anchors Aweigh, On the Town, An American in Paris, and Singin’ in the Rain; with music by a roster of legendary Broadway composers – including Rodgers and Hart, Jerome Kern, Ira and George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, and Cole Porter.
Rome Saladino has performed with a number of prestigious companies including the Sacramento Ballet, Icelandic Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. He has worked with Mikhail Baryshnikov, Fernando Bujones, Jürgen Schneider, Alonzo King, Jon Engstrom, Ann Reinking, and Sonja Haney (Bob Fosse’s Assistant).
Marina Putane trained as a rhythmic gymnast; she was a
member of the Latvian National Team, which competed in many cities in the former USSR. Her dancing career began as a show ballet dancer with Latvian magician, Palchevsky, at the National Latvian Opera House. She has performed all over the world for many cruise lines as an Adagio and show dancer. She starred, along with her husband, Rome, in the Andrew Lloyd Weber musical, Song and Dance.
Saladino Dance Productions saladinodance.com is the creation of husband and wife team Rome Saladino and Marina Putane. Together they have over 40 years experience on stage, in theatre, and in dance productions. They have toured the world separately as performers, and together as a dance couple.
Both performances of Singin’ and Dancin’ in the Rain will take place at the Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park. The theatre is located at 300 South Military Trail in Boca Raton, just south of Palmetto Park Road. Tickets are $25 or $20 for students with valid ID, and are available at the Willow Theatre Box office: 561-347-3948.
Singin’ and Dancin’ in the Rain – Celebrating Gene Kelly
April 13 – 8:00 pm
April 14 – 2:00 pm
The Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park
300 South Military Trail,
Boca Raton, FL 33486
Tickets: $25; $20 for students with valid ID)