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Masterclass Monday: Good Morning via Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds And Gene Kelly


Look at the vibrancy and precision of this collaborative performance featuring Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds and Gene Kelly as they performed “Good Morning” from the classic film, “Singing In The Rain”.

They flawlessly combined dancing elements of tap, modern and ballet to create this memorable number.

Debbie Reynolds was only 19-years-old in this film and was a novice dancer before being cast in the film. She worked very hard on her dancing skills during the production of this film. Her dancing was pretty flawless, don’t you think?

And, of course, Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor were exceptional as always. They danced with ease and fluidity – and with loads of personality.

Did this put a smile on your face on this Monday morning? Let me know in the comments section.

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Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

6 Responses to “Masterclass Monday: Good Morning via Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds And Gene Kelly”

  1. Way to keep up with the boys, Debbie! If you watch the extra features there is all sorts of fun information to be learned. Like how bruised, blistered, and bloody poor Debbie’s feet were every day. And how Fred Astaire encouraged her.

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  2. I will have to purchase the movie, Jessica. I PVRed it on my TV but would love to see some extras via the DVD purchase. Thanks for the info. Poor Debbie. What a pro!

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  3. Exceptional talent always puts a smile on my face! This trio was fabulous together and gave us rare film footage we will treasure forever!

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  4. Indeed, Pamela. Well said!

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  5. WONDERFUL!! I love this dance routine and Debbie was just a teenager when she made this movie! WOW!

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