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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • ALT 'Grease' hits the high notes

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  • The musical "Grease" takes center stage this weekend as local actors and actresses bring to life the 1950s love story.
    The Ardmore Little Theatre cast takes you back to 1959 where you meet the senior class of Rydell High. There is plenty of pedal pushers, nifty hand jives, gum smacking, cheerleading skirts that hit the ankle, styled greased hair and references of going steady, letter heads and the fuzz.
    It was also a time when young teens stole hubcaps, talked of plans to "moon" the school, snuck cigarettes and bottled beer to the park, pierced their friend's ears at slumber-parties and fixed up old cars for the sole purpose of showing it off with a girl passenger at the drive in movie theater.
    It's been over 30 years, since Olivia Newton John and John Travolta brought the stage musical to life on the big screen. "Grease" is also known for its eight-year-run on Broadway.
    Both versions tell the story of good girl Sandy Drumbrowski, played by Joy Quary, who meets and enjoys a summer romance with Danny Zuko, played by Issac Goodin. The two end their romance because the two will attend different schools in the fall. When the two run into each other in the hallways of Rydall on the first day of school, its a mix of emotions. Danny toting a leather jacket and hanging out with his hot-rodding friends is the opposite of what Sandy remembers. While Sandy, who has befriended Frenchy, played by Abigail Stewart, and the rest of the Pink Ladies, is not the typical squeeze Danny goes for.
    "Grease" tells the story of teenage friendships, love and the culture of the late 1950s. It features quick one-liners and snazzy songs such as "It's Raining on Prom Night," "Alone at the Drive-In Movie," "We go Together" and "You're the One That I Want." 
    The show is performed at the Goddard Center. Show dates and times are Thursday, July 25, and July 26 with a 7 p.m. curtain. General admission tickets are $15 per person and $8 for students. For reservations, call (580)223-6387.

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