Granby Performing Arts at GMHS is back with this year’s spring musical Grease by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, directed by Nikki Currie-Huggard. It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form. The too-cool-for-school “T-Birds” are stealing hubcaps and acting tough and their gum-snapping, chain-smoking “Pink Ladies” are looking hot in bobby sox and pedal pushers. The 1950s high school dream is about to explode in this rollicking musical that is both an homage to the idealism of the 50s and a satire of high schoolers’ age-old desire to be provocative and rebellious. While the hip Danny Zuko and the wholesome Sandy Dumbrowski resolve the problems of their mutual attraction, the gangs sing and dance their way through such nostalgic scenes as the pajama party, the prom, the burger palace, and the drive-in movie.
The musical features freshman Jacob Scotto as Danny Zuko, senior Mikayla Thompson as Sandy Dumbrowski, senior Kate Hosack as Rizzo, senior Max Morris as Kenickie, senior Sophie Speliopoulos (club secretary) as Frenchy, senior Melena Koft as Marty, senior Ana Bourque as Jan, senior Hunter Chicoine as Roger, sophomore Nick Boyd as Doody, sophomore Tommy Dlugolenski as Sonny, senior Ben Davis as Vince Fontaine, and senior Luke Jennings as Johnny Casino.
Grease will be performed at Granby Memorial High School in the auditorium on Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 17, at 3 p.m.. Tickets are $15 for general audience and $12 for seniors and students. Tickets will be available for presale at Granby Pharmacy as well as at the door the nights of the show. We hope to see you there and thank you for your support of the performing arts!