Dust off your leather jackets and get ready to pull on your bobby socks with Rydell High’s senior class of 1959.
Next fall, “Grease,” the musical, will run for three weekends as a part of West Shore Community College’s 2017/2018 Performing Arts Series.
“Grease” follows love-struck bad-boy Danny and girl-next-door Sandy in a thrilling injection of pure fun with astounding dancing and amazing songs. It’s the beloved rock n’ roll celebration of teen angst, fast cars, and first loves all set in the fabulous 50s.
This all-new production will feature the irresistible songs from the Tony Award nominated Broadway show and hit movie, including, “You’re the One That I Want,” “Grease is the Word,” “Summer Nights,” “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” “Greased Lightnin’,” and many more.
“’Grease’ is one of the best loved musicals out there,” says show director, Michelle Kiessel. “I remember seeing it on WSCC’s stage back in 1998 when I was in high school, and it inspired me to audition for my high school musical the next fall. It was sold out and everyone had a fabulous time. I wanted to be a part of that. I hope giving this show another turn in our community will likewise inspire a future generation of actors, musicians, and theatergoers.”
“We are assembling a fantastic, dedicated production team and are committed to putting on a top notch show that will be remembered for years to come,” she added.
Audition dates will be August 20 and 21 at WSCC’s Center Stage Theater. Those interested in auditioning are encouraged to watch for more information closer to the audition dates.
Ted Malt, Director of Performing Arts and Professor of Music Studies said, “We are excited about next year’s performing arts series and this three-week run of ‘Grease.’ With the popularity this musical, we anticipate a large turnout for auditions. Mark your calendars now for the audition dates. The rest of the WSCC Performing Arts Series will be announced later this summer.”
“Grease” will run in the Center Stage Theater on October 27, 28, November 3, 4, 10, and 11 at 7:30 p.m. and October 29, November 5 and 12 at 2 p.m.
Tickets go on sale for the entire 2017/2018 Performing Arts Series on July 3, and will be available via the college’s box office at 231-843-5507 or buy tickets online.
Author: Thomas Hawley | Executive Director of College Communications & Community Engagement