'Grease' is the word at GHS Thursday through Saturday

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Danny (senior Logan Beck) convinces Sandy (senior Hannah Brattain) to wear his class ring in a scene from the Greencastle High School production of "Grease: The School Version." Show times are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Parker Auditorium in McAnally Center at GHS. (Banner Graphic/ERIC BERNSEE)

What do you do if you want to see a production of Jim Jacob's and Warren Casey's musical "Grease," but you know it won't be suitable for your whole family?

You go see Greencastle High School's production of "Grease: The School Version."

Show times are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Parker Auditorium in McAnally Center at GHS. Tickets are available at the door for $7.

"Shorter and more suitable in content for teens and sub teens, this abridged version retains the fun-loving spirit and immortal songs that make 'Grease' a favorite among rock and roll fans of all ages," says publisher Samuel French Inc.

The show remains the love story of Danny Zuko (played by Logan Beck) and Sandy Dombrowski (played by Hannah Brattain). Except for Rizzo (portrayed by Bailey Hudson), the leader of the clubjacketed gang the Pink Ladies, the other girls do their best to keep Sandy and Danny's romance alive.

The gang consists of Frenchy (played by Michaela Semak), Marty (Lily Spencer) and Jan (Reilly Anderson). Danny, on the other hand, is torn between keeping Sandy and remaining "cool." His gang, the Burger Palace Boys, think Sandy will make Danny too soft. They consist of second-in-command Kenickie (played by David Maginity), boyish Doody (Zack Wilkerson), class clown Roger (Addison Hughes), and ladykiller Sonny (JJ Custis).

Other beloved roles in this show are cheerleader Patty Simcox (Lindsey Bridgewater), typical nerd Eugene (Colin Dombrowski), old maid English teacher Miss Lynch (Libby Brush), and radio disc jockey Vince Fontaine (Peyton Jones).

Making memorable cameo appearances are Jacob Kessler as Johnny Casino, Lucy Hayes as ChaCha and GHS alum TJ Tincher as Teen Angel.

The cast also includes a chorus of 28 students.

"Grease: School Version" is directed by GHS theater teacher Beth Bax with Debby Lambert serving

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