ORANGE residents are being called to pull up their bobbysocks and be drawn into the rock ’n’ roll world of hit musical Grease next month.
About 80 students from James Sheahan Catholic High School have spent six months living in the shoes of greasers the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies and they rehearse the romance of bad boy Danny and girl next door Sandy.
Director Wendy Kent said it was agreed to put on the popular musical following years of pressure from students and finally having enough male cast members to make it work.
“It’s come together really nicely,” Mrs Kent said.
“These guys have been great, they’ve been working for six months.”
Producer Robyn Stevens said in preparation for the three shows on May 8 and 9 the students have been participating in a musical camp throughout the weekend and took part in a dress rehearsal yesterday.
“It’s popular with high school students and it has a cult following that the kids respected, we’ve had lots of students want to be part of it because it is Grease,” Mrs Stevens said.
“We’ve had lots of students want to be part of it because it is Grease.
“We audition for leads but we have a policy in the school for taking students who want to have the experience.”
Musical director Amy Denford said the musical was slightly different to the hit show but there would still be plenty of recognisable hit turns such as Summer Nights, Grease Lightning and You Are the One That I Want.
The James Sheahan production will star Josh Mackay as Danny, Michelle Lindsay as Sandy, Jack Daintith as Kenicky and Hannah Mobbs as Rizzo.
“It’s a pretty awesome show, it’s pretty well known and it’s good fun,” Josh said.
Grease will be shown at Orange Civic Theatre at 8pm on Friday, May 8 and at 2pm and 8pm on Saturday, May 9.