School Production of ‘Grease’
As the final performances loomed, the company fretted - chorusing the perpetual dress rehearsal cry of ‘Are we really ready for this?’ Rehearsals were running right up to the last minute, as the dances needed perfecting, the songs needed more volume and the characterisation needed sharpening up. But, to everyone’s relief, the final performances were spot-on. The audience added the third dimension to the production, clapping along to the catchy, well known tunes and engaging with the comic characters. Cool Danny (Alex Wallace) captured the imagination – getting a loud laugh when he called poor Sandy (Tito Otegbeye) ‘Crazy Chick’! There were memorable moments aplenty: Rizzo’s (Imogen Townsend) impersonation of Sandra D, followed by Sandy’s grabbing of her hair, Kinikie’s (Izzy Lee) sardine tin becoming ‘Greased Lightnin’, and the whole cast dancing to Johnnie Casino’s (Genevieve Phillips/Ruby Davies) Hand Jive, which was both energetic and vibrant.
‘The whole show left us humming ‘We’ll Go Together’ well into the weekend! Congratulations to the whole company, cast and crew! What a fantastic weekend of entertainment!’ said Mrs Fisher, Head of Expressive Arts and Drama.
"Being in ‘Grease’ was so much fun, from dancing to stage lighting. We rehearsed every week and enjoyed learning the songs and dance routines. It brought the whole school community together from start to end. We loved the make-up, dancing and sparkly costumes throughout the show. The audience loved it and so did we! Our favourite bits were dancing to the songs backstage as part of the stage crew, and wearing amazing costumes to create our characters. We are definitely signing up for more fun next year!"
Scarlett Kelly - Angel (7ALO) and Michaela Holmes – Stage crew (7STR)