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GREASE is the Word at Saint John High School
Tickets on sale for three performances: March 30, 31, and April 1
The Saint John High School musical community is excited to announce tickets are now on sale for GREASE, for three upcoming performances March 30, March 31, and April 1, 7 PM, in the Dennis R. Knibb Auditorium. Tickets are available by calling 658??'5358, at the school office or at the door. Adults $15, Seniors & Students $10.
Daniel Do and Emilie Savoie lead the cast, playing the too cool, Danny Zuko, leader of the T-Birds and sweet Sandy Dumbrowski who meet at Rydell High, after having a summer romance. Sandy was supposed to attend a different high school, but ended up at Rydell, much to Danny's surprise. Sandy befriends the Pink Ladies, and the musical follows the two as they eventually find their way back to one another, with Sandy transforming herself into a Greaser's dream date, while Danny tries to tone down his tough image. Audiences will be treated to wonderful renditions of "Summer Loving", "Grease Lightnin", and "Born to Hand Jive".
The students have been hard at work preparing for the musical since last fall. They have enjoyed learning the memorable songs and dances of a different era, made famous in the 70s with the performances of Olivia-Newton John and John Travolta in the movie version of Grease. (Sadly, Olivia-Newton John passed away last year, but her memory and music live on with her dedicated fans.) Parents and grandparents alike will remember the iconic songs and storyline of this hit when it appeared on the big screen. Now they can have a blast from the past and enjoy it once again in the live musical.
The director of this year's production is Drew Murdock with the Saint John Theatre Company, who brings his talent and vision to the SJHS stage. Music director Trish Gallagher, SJHS's music teacher and director of the award-winning choir, once again shares her musical expertise. Choreographer Marcia Dysart, owner/director of First City Dance, and a dancer, choreographer, collaborator and educator, led the students in learning the dances including the classic hand jive. First time producer, Kate Briggs, has kept the production team running and the show will be a tribute to the hard work of this leadership team.
SJHS art teachers, Amber Young, Cliff Turner & Steve Marshall, have been instrumental in set painting and poster design. The final promotional poster has as its central piece the pink and black jackets from the winning design by student Victoria Estey.
Working 'behind the scenes' has been a small army of students, parents and volunteers busy with building and painting the sets, sewing costumes, designing posters and promotions in preparation for opening night. With great enthusiasm, talent and energy they are ready to share their creative accomplishments with family, friends and the greater Saint John community. Go, greased lightnin'!
For further information:
Christina Barrington & Kate Briggs
Saint John High School
170-200 Prince William Street
Saint John, NB
Phone: (506) 658-5358