Get­ting down to busi­ness with Grease

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Leather jack­ets, bobby sox, combed quiffs; first loves, fast cars and time­less mu­sic. Ry­dell High is back on stage at Frey­berg High for the pro­duc­tion of peren­nial favourite, Grease.

When Sandy met Danny dur­ing sum­mer break, there were sparks. Back at school, hey things were way more cool. The clas­sic com­ing of age tale with bad-boy Danny Zuko, sweet Sandy Dum­browski, Rizzo, Kenickie, Doody, the geeky Eu­gene and the rest of the Ry­dell High gang opens in the Frey­berg High hall next Tues­day, May 31.

Ex­pect a high en­ergy pro­duc­tion di­rected by school drama head, Tamzin Dar­ragh, and in­cor­po­rat­ing chore­og­ra­phy from year 13 dance stu­dents Indiya Malthus-Hen­man and Tobyn Gre­gory un­der the su­per­vi­sion of teacher Leanne Mel­bye. There’s a troupe of cheer­lead­ers and an eight-piece band un­der the di­rec­tion of Dave Ed­monds with mu­si­cal di­rec­tion by Kirsten Clark.

Tamzin, who has over­seen pre­vi­ous school pro­duc­tions Fame, Foot­loose, Bugsy and An­nie says the cast of 63 fea­tures all the mem­bers of the school’s drama acad­emy with Ge­orge Nay­lor as Danny, Josie Gree­ston as Sandy, Indiya as Rizzo and Jeremy Hunt as Kenickie.

In­cor­po­rat­ing a tra­di­tional staff item, the show has also made use of part of the set from Frey­berg’s orig­i­nal pro­duc­tion of the rock ‘n roll show.

Grease runs from May 31 – June 4 at 7.30pm in the school hall. Adults are $15, stu­dents $10 with book­ings from the school of­fice 358 4971 and frey­berg.ac.nz

PHOTO: MUR­RAY WIL­SON/FAIRFAX NZ

Ge­orge Nay­lor as Danny Zuko and Josie Green­ston as Sandy Dum­browski in the Frey­berg High School pro­duc­tion of Grease open­ing next Tues­day.

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