Adam Garcia On The Physical Training Required For ‘Singin’ In The Rain’

Adam Garcia is the latest Hollywood actor to take on a classic. The Coyote Ugly star is slated to star in the upcoming Singin’ In The Rain remake and, according to the Herald Sun, Adam Garcia is very confident that he can do justice to the lead role in the show.

Given that the musical Singin’ In The Rain is a very physically demanding one, Adam Garcia does have his work cut out for him. He spoke about how he need to say on top of his health for the role, saying that this is the healthiest he’s ever been and for a very good reason.

“With other shows I’ve done, I could go out every night but now, because I have a young daughter, it’s much healthier for me, because I don’t go out for a drink after the show. I barely even drink, so this is the healthiest I’ve ever been doing a show.”

Singin’ In The Rain will be opening at the Sydney Lyric next month, and Adam Garcia is planning on taking two very special guests to the first show: his wife Natalie and his daughter.

Rest is going to be important for Adam Garcia during the run of the show, but luckily for him, his young daughter doesn’t cause too many interruptions to his sleeping habits.

Adam Garcia spoke about his daughter sleeping at night.

“For the most part she is fantastic and sleeps from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., so as long as I get home straight after the show, smash some protein and carbohydrates, brush my teeth and get straight into bed, I’ll get maybe six to eight hours sleep.”

Adam Garcia will be stepping into the shoes of one of the most beloved Gene Kelly characters, Don Lockwood. He will be starring opposite Erika Heynatz’s Lina Lamont and Gretel Scarlett’s Kathy Selden in the stage version of the classic 1952 film starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Jean Hagen. The title song will be performed by Adam Garcia and the rest of the cast under 12,000 liters of water which rains down on stage every show, and which is promptly recycled.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Adam Garcia brought his wife and daughter to live with him in Australia during the run of Singin’ In The Rain, with the expectation that they would be living here for at least a year.

Adam Garcia has spent the last 22 years of his life in London. With a role as big as Don Lockwood, a character that Garcia has dreamed of playing for the longest time, he knew that some changes were coming his way. Like many of his previous dancing roles, Garcia faces a considerable physical challenge as the production is filled with numerous memorable dance numbers.

Adam Garcia spoke on one of the famous dance numbers from the show.

“One dance routine is 12 minutes long. I am on stage the entire show. But I have done Tap Dogs so should be able to do anything.”

Twenty-four years have passed since Garcia has performed in a musical in his homeland and for Singin’ In The Rain, he began physical training a year ago. Adam had dance lessons early in his life, and he ended up becoming accustomed to performing in front of an audience thanks to his mother, Jean.

Adam Garcia spoke about a time where his mom took him along with her, and how it ended up helping him get used to having the eyes of an audience on him while on stage.

“I had a thin but muscular body. So when mom lectured, she would take me along as a 10-year-old anatomical model. I’d stand on stage while she pointed out: ‘This is pec major, pec minor, the obliques’… So that was quite handy.”

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