Tick­ets for HRH’s GREASE on sale

The McLeod River Post - - Education Matters -

The wait is fi­nally over. As of 8 a.m. on Tues­day, No­vem­ber 6, tick­ets for Holy Redeemer’s pro­duc­tion of Grease: School Ver­sion go on sale.

“This has been one of the most highly an­tic­i­pated shows we’ve ever pro­duced,” says Drama Teacher Peter Tay­lor. “So many peo­ple have been ask­ing when are tick­ets go­ing on sale. The 6th has al­ways been the date, and now we get to see how fast we’ll sell out.”

Over 50 grade 7 to 12 stu­dents are set to take part in the mu­si­cal pro­duc­tion, which hap­pens to be the school’s six­teenth pro­duc­tion and third mu­si­cal.

The pro­duc­tion is set to run from De­cem­ber 5th to De­cem­ber 8th at the Red Brick Arts Cen­tre, with nightly per­for­mances at 7 p.m. as well as two mati­nee per­for­mances at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the 8th. Tick­ets are $15. On top of these shows, the cast and crew will per­form four more shows for stu­dents from Vanier, Pine Grove, Westhaven, Ni­ton, Park­land, and the adults from SCOPE. An es­ti­mated au­di­ence of 1.500 peo­ple will be at­tend­ing the four-day run.

Tay­lor also men­tioned that this show has added some new dy­nam­ics to their an­nual pro­duc­tion. For one, the in­tense chore­og­ra­phy. “We are so lucky to have the ser­vices of Amy Wesolowsky of Ed­son Recre­ational Dance,” says Tay­lor. “She has chore­ographed a num­ber of dance rou­tines for us. The stu­dents ab­so­lutely love it.”

Tick­ets for the four day run are ex­pected to sell out fast if pre­vi­ous years are any in­di­ca­tion. Last year’s pro­duc­tion of The Lion King sold out in less than 90 min­utes, per­haps mak­ing the ar­gu­ment that the need for a new larger the­atre in Ed­son has never been greater.

As the stu­dents con­tinue to re­hearse, one can eas­ily see they are re­ally hav­ing a great time. “This has been such a fun show,” says grade 12 stu­dent Rena Fakhred­dine who will be play­ing the role of Marty. “I feel like this group has re­ally bonded well to­gether.”

Grade 10 stu­dent Jayna Fe­do­rak and grade 11 stu­dent Thomas Pen­nings will be tak­ing on the lead roles of Sandy and Danny. “These re­hearsals have been a lot of fun,” says Pen­nings. “I think we got some pretty cool el­e­ments in the show, and I can’t wait for the au­di­ence to see the show. That, and the songs are so much fun to sing!”

“A lot of peo­ple have been work­ing very hard be­hind the scenes to make this pro­duc­tion a suc­cess,” says Fe­do­rak. “From the set de­sign­ers, painters, con­struc­tion, cos­tume ladies, hair and makeup; and wait un­til you see the car. It looks awe­some!”

Round­ing out the ma­jor cast mem­bers are Stephen Domshy (Doody), Tyler Fer­gu­son (Roger), Austin Frazer (Kenickie), Jaden Gauchier (Rizzo), Morgan St­ef­fler (Jan), and Kae­lan Tait (Sonny).

And with that, the cast and crew are off to keep singing those clas­sic songs, learn­ing the awe­some chore­og­ra­phy, and hav­ing a ton of fun.

Grease: School Ver­sion is writ­ten by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey.

Call 780-723-7437 for tick­ets and in­for­ma­tion.

Photo sub­mit­ted to The McLeod River Post

The Holy Redeemer Drama De­part­ment is one month away from pre­sent­ing their an­nual main stage pro­duc­tion - Grease! Tick­ets go on sale on No­vem­ber 6th. Here, Thomas Pen­nings (Danny Zuko) sings to Jayna Fe­do­rak (Sandy) while Austin Frazer (Kenickie) and Jaden Gauchier (Rizzo) look on in the back­ground dur­ing one of the fa­mous mu­si­cal num­bers.

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