"Grease" Dances Its Way On Stage At Performing Arts Center
Santa Clarita Regional Theatre brings popular musical to Santa Clarita.
After a sizzling opening weekend, "Summer Lovin'" is sweeping the valley, and it's all happening at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons through August 18.
The 1950's style, the high spirited dancing and rock 'n roll, and unforgettable musical numbers make "Grease!" the show to see for teenagers of all ages. Whether it is at a pajama party for the Pink Ladies, the prom, the Burger Palace, or the drive-in movie, Danny Zuko and his gum chewing, D.A. hair-styled Thunderbird buddies and their wise cracking girls bring sparkle and energy as paint the town with their singing and dancing, to the delight of theatre goers of all ages.
The songs made popular by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in the immensely popular movie rendition have been added to this SCRT production, so "You're the One that I Want," "Hopelessly Devoted," and "Sandy" are transported from silver screen and onto the stage.
Every song which helped make this original high school musical a Broadway hit with an eight year run, a box office smash, and a staple at parties across the country are alive on stage making for an unforgettable summer production.
"Grease!" is co-directed by SCRT's Artistic Director TimBen Boydston and veteran professional voice over artist and character actor Greg Finley(who is also co-vocal director).
Professional choreographer Rena Bailey-Barrett and Matt Lawrence, and co-vocal director Jack Matson round out the artistic team leading the cast of 32 actors. The professional live orchestra is directed by Patty Graham.
George M. Chavez II, who starred as "Beast" in last year's SCRT production of "Beauty and the Beast," is "Kenicke," Shannon Bouknight is "Sandy," Raymond Castro is "Danny Zuko," and Amber Van Loon as "Rizzo."
Also in the cast are Jean Paletz as Miss Lynch, Felice Wurst as Patty Simcox, Brian Watts as Eugene Florczyk, Bonnie Sludikoff as Jan, Melanie Joyce Wahla as Marty, David Kenny as Doody, Morgan Lauff as Roger, Angelo Romanelli as Sonny, Mary Lynn Deagon as Frenchy, Kelly Roberts as Vince Fontaine, Brian Petro as Johnny Casino, Jennifer Alexopoulos as Cha-Cha and Jeff Lucas as Teen Angel. Members of the ensemble are David Adler, Julie Brannon, Katie Fortman, Brittany Hartmire, Shirley Johnson-Laurino, Ryan Kenney, Erik Klein, Tom Lund, Marissa Mayer, Marina Moore, Troy Norton, Joey Prata, Cameron Shim, Clare Tompkins-Cook, and Brooke Van Grinsven.
There is still plenty of time to catch this production at the Performing Arts Center running through the 17th of August. So grab a ticket, throw on your leather jacket or poodle skirt, and get ready to trade the summer heat for some "Summer Lovin."
Tickets are on sale now and range from $12 to $30. You can call the box office to order tickets at (799-2702).