Featuring such memorable songs as "Summer Nights," "We Go Together,"
"Look at Me I'm Sandra Dee" and "Greased Lightning," the musical has
attracted renewed interest in conjunction with the recent NBC
television series, "Grease: You're the One That I Want."
original Broadway production of "Grease" opened in 1972 and ran
almost eight years, with over 3,000 performances. In 1978, John
Travolta and Olivia Newton-John starred in a feature film adaptation
of the play. A Broadway revival played from 1994 to 1998.
"Grease" takes its name from the 1950s United States
working-class youth subculture, the greasers, and revolves around
the goings-on at raucous Rydell High School.
The story centers around the problems of mutual attraction
between the hip leader of the Burger Palace Boys, Danny Zuko, and
wholesome Sandy Dumbrowski, who is taken under the collective wing
of their sassy female equivalents, the Pink Ladies. The cast sings
and dances its way through such memorable scenes as the pajama
party, the prom, the burger palace and the drive-in movie.
Cast members are Rebecca Kasa as Miss Lynch, Kaylyn Engelhardt as
Patty Simcox, Degan Gregory as Eugene Florczyk, Lorenda Kirby as
Jan, Kelly Knecht as Marty, Rachelle Shuff as Betty Rizzo, Ryan
Brown as Doody, Andrew Kleinman as Roger, Mikel Frost as Kenickie,
Lincoln Moore as Sonny LaTierri, Jaci Gandenberger as Frenchy, Annie
Sheley as Sandy Dumbrowski, Tony Curcuru as Danny Zuko, Todd
Schumacher as Vince Fontaine, Caleb Sutton as Johnny Casino and Teen
Angel, and Sabra Boyd as Cha-Cha DiGregorio.
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Cast members serving as dancers and Rydell students are Arielle
Alley, Kelli Brooks, Blair Bruns, Bryan Clutter, Paul Disney, Jordan
Gallagher, Katie Gosda, Thomas Hackett, Rebecca Kasa, Leandro Moraut,
Kathryn Opperman, Shakinah Pelc, Betsy Ramlow, Brittany Reves, Katy
Reynolds, Raeann Sheley and Karolyn White.
Other members of the cast portraying Rydell students are Jenny
Caruthers, Emily Davis, Heather Goodwin, Felicia Jackson, Merideth
Laurence, Kelsie Plummer, Hannah Snyder, Jairris Vermeire and
Directors are Kim and Tom Quinn. Brittney McLaughlin is
choreographer for the production, and Dave Swaar serves as orchestra
director and set designer.
Tickets may be purchased at the door and cost $7 for the general
public and $5 for students and senior citizens.
Lincoln Community High School