IVINS — Tuacahn High School for the Performing Arts is proud to present the popular musical “Grease” in the outdoor Tuacahn Amphitheater from April 21-23 at 7:30 p.m.
This production of “Grease” is directed by Kyle Lewis, with music directed by J.P. Kentros, choreography by Anni Kentros and set design by Tyler Stull. The cast consists of 84 students and 18 technical theater students, and with a live band in the pit, “Grease” is presented in a way that is like no other.
Last year, Tuacahn’s musical “Footloose” had an outstanding box office record of 4,200 tickets sold in only three nights. This year, they hope not only to meet that record but exceed it.
“Grease” is a musical written in 1971 by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. It is set in 1959 and focuses on the senior year of Sandy Dumbrowski, the new girl at Rydell High School who runs into her summer fling, Danny Zuko, and discovers that he is not anything like he was for the past two months. Featuring the spunky Pink Ladies and the daring T-birds, Danny and Sandy struggle developing their relationship while still keeping up their status quo. The cast uses rock ‘n’ roll music, dance and nifty ’50s dialog to show that love can sometimes overcome peer pressure.
Being the 15th longest-running show in Broadway and a performance run of 3,388, “Grease” is one of the most popular musicals of the past few decades, and the cast is excited to show their own interpretation of such a renowned production. Not only are the cast and crew hard workers, but the outdoor venue of the Tuacahn Amphitheater adds a refreshing twist to this spiffy Matt Shop musical.
With over 100 participating students, the cast and crew of “Grease” makes up about a third of the student body of Tuacahn High, a small but united school. Students feel confident in knowing that their school is encouraging in pursuing their passions, and the small number of students provide more one-on-one attention to the individual.
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