‘Grease’ Major Production
During our first production meeting in November 2015, the flame of excitement was ignited. The production team visualised extraordinary vocal aerobics, discussed the intensity of colours for costumes and sets, listened to the lyrics of all the songs ... and suddenly the opening performance is here!
It was a light-hearted, toe-tapping musical which offered the students opportunities to develop new skills. A musical about teens in love in the 50s! Its California 1959 and greaser Danny Zuko and Australian Sandy Olsson are in love. She is heartbroken when summer ends and she has to return home and their last kiss on the beach is a very emotional one. But fate lends a hand - her parents decide to stay in America and she finds herself attending the same school as Danny. But Danny at school is different from Danny at the beach. He is the leader of the T-Birds, a black leather-clad gang, and has a reputation to keep up. He can't be seen to fall in love with just one chick! Sandy is upset and seeks solace with some new friends she has made - a girls' club called The Pink Ladies. But her prim and proper ways do not fit in and she soon finds herself almost alone. A change must be made. Does she attempt to get her man by turning him into a jock? Or must she get rid of her "Sandra Dee" image?
Our cast and support crews certainly entertained, challenged, amused and startled – perhaps all at the same time!
Our students enjoyed the opportunities for growth, self-discovery and teamwork. New friendships were formed and mutual support from all was offered. These wonderful young people demonstrated abundantly what they have learnt through their involvement.
Thank you to all – our Head of School, Mr David Knowles, staff, parents and, most importantly the students. We are proud of your efforts. May your decisions in life make your dreams come true.
The cast played to full houses and the songs will stay with us for the remainder of the term.
Thank you for joining us and for the support you offered the cast and crew.
Mrs Lizeth Roux