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GHS Turns into Rydell High

Theater Department Presents Grease, May 14-16

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Greenwich, CT | Added on May 12, 2015 At 09:59 PM

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"Grease is the word. It's got a groove, it's got a meaning" sung the cast of Grease at Greenwich High School Tuesday afternoon during one of their last rehearsals.

Greenwich High School is turning into Rydell High for the theater department's production of Grease.


"I think it is a special challenge because it is the challenge of making it your own. There is the iconic movie and a bunch of Broadway revivals that are all wonderful but I think we add something new to it," said senior Grace Barber who portrays Rizzo.

Senior Santiago MacLean portrays Kenicke. "It is a lot of fun. I've always wanted to have a big part in the musicals. It is also nice because I am with a lot of my friends who I've been doing theater with here for four years."

The cast is turning back the clock to 1959 where poodle skirts were still in fashion and the Pink Ladies & the T-Birds ruled the school.

"It is super fun," said senior Oliver Prose who portrays Danny Zuko. "It's pretty low stress. In the past we have done shows like 'Children of Eden' and 'Rent' which were pretty heavy shows but this is light and fun. There is a lot of dancing which I haven't really gotten to do it is really fun."

GHS senior Patty Kohn portrays Sandy Dombrowski. "I think as a high school student it is definitely something that we can all relate to. Sandy's who journey is really finding her place in the school and I think over my four years, that is definitely something that I have had to do, so it's very cool to portray that on stage."

And with the school year coming to an end, seniors gave some advice to their younger cast-mates.

"Enjoy for time here and really take advantage of all the opportunities," said Kohn.

"Don't worry so much. There are so many way that someone can think 'I didn't get a part in the show because they weren't good enough or they didn't like me', and just sort of letting things happen and not worrying because I didn't get a part my freshmen year and you have to just let things happen and have a good time," said Prose.

"Get as involved as possible because it is so much fun and I couldn't imagine my high school experience without all the things I have done here," said MacLean.

"Try something new. I had never considered theater being an option for me until I joined this theater program and I realized it was something I just loved," said Barber.

Grease lighting hits the GHS stage May 14th, 15th and 16th. You can reserve your tickets by calling 203-863-8808.

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