PREVIEW – Singin’ In The Rain: San Diego Musical Theatre

Brandon Davidson plays Don Lockwood in the upcoming production of Singin’ In The Rain. Davidson grew up in La Jolla, and still has five siblings in the area, so this is a well-deserved homecoming for him. It was a “no brainer to sign on to this production” he told me between rehearsals. He already has an eclectic variety of NYC and national tours under his belt, including Uprising of Love Concert (Gershwin Theatre), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (cast album) and No, No, Nanette (Encores!), White Christmas (1st National Tour & The Kennedy Center), I Am Harvey Milk. Intriguingly, he is studying premed at Columbia University and Hunter College in NYC. After his undergrad study in theatre, he was performing in and around NYC, but got to a point where the gypsy lifestyle was getting old. Davidson has had a long-term interest in medicine, through his Dad’s eyes. The process of seeing a fellow performer recently heal from an injury was the catalyst for Davidson to enroll in post-baccalaureate courses in premed at Columbia.

BRANDON DAVIDSON

BRANDON DAVIDSON

His family had always encouraged explorations in the arts, which was welcomed years later when he applied for his premed curriculum.

Davidson reports that the current rehearsals are going well, with intriguing challenges of integrating the technical elements such as the rain and adjusting choreography around the permanent staircase.

He assures us the audience will not need umbrellas during the performance.

San Diego Musical Theatre Presents SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN May 22-June 7 – Spreckels Theatre

SAN DIEGO MUSIC THEATRE – ticket info here


Brad Auerbach has been covering the media, entertainment and technology scene for many years. He has written for Time Out London, Village Voice, LA Weekly and once upon a time won a New York State College Journalism Award.

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