The musical theater department at Chattahoochee High School is pleased to present the timeless coming of age classic, “Grease” this March. A cast of more than 40 has been hard at work preparing to wow audiences with hit songs from the 1978 movie that starred John Travolta and Olivia Newton John.
The play, set in the 1950s, weaves the love story of an unlikely couple, bad boy Danny Zuko, and good girl Sandy Dumbrowski, who find themselves attending the same high school after having a summer love affair at the beach. The Hooch cast, led by Ian Prost as Danny and Paula Ruiz as Sandy, brings this bubblegum musical to life in a way that will have people dancing in the aisles.
Fans of the movie will remember the Thunderbirds and Pink Ladies, the nerds and the cheerleaders, and especially the music. Hits like “Summer Nights,” “You’re the One that I Want” and “Hopelessly Devoted to You” made the Billboard Top 10 when the cast’s parents were in high school. Said the mom of one actor, “When I was in high school, Grease was one of my favorite movies. I never could have imagined someday watching my child perform it. I still remember the words to all the songs!”
The show will be big on many levels. “We have an exceptional cast performing an amazing script, but we’re equally excited about our talented musicians, technicians and set designers. There will definitely be unexpected surprises for our audience!” said Director Jennie Blevins. “This show will sell out, it’s one of those shows that is great for families, for date night, and for empty-nesters who remember the movie. We’re just so excited to be able to perform it at Chattahoochee.”
The show runs from March 6 – 9. Tickets can be reserved in advance or purchased at the door, $12 students and $15 adults. For more information and advance ticket purchase, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.