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Grease (2016)

Grease

Book, Music and Lyrics by JIM JACOBS and WARREN CASEY

The songs, "Hopelessly Devoted to You" , "You're The One That I Want", “Sandy” and "Grease" used by arrangement with
ROBERT STIGWOOD

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with
THEATRICAL RIGHTS WORLWIDE of New York

10 - 13 February 2016

7.30 p.m. each evening and 2.30 p.m. Saturday Matinee

Hind Leys Theatre
Forest St, Shepshed, Leics., LE12 9DB

 
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CAST

Danny Zuko Tom Pipes
Sandy Dumbrowski Danni Starkey
Pink Ladies:  
- Betty Rizzo Caitlin Plummer
- Frenchy Jemma Taylor
- Marty Olivia Needham
- Jan Paige Brierley

T Birds:

 
- Kenickie Tom Malpas
- Doody Jacob Beasley
- Roger Jack Cooling
- Sonny La Tierri Alex Halford
Patty Simcox Beth Edwards
Eugene Florczyk Ben Dawson
Teen Angel Brandon Bradbury
Vince Fontaine Oliver Halford
Johnny Casino Tom Hetzel
Cha Cha Di Gregorio Charlotte Whittle
Miss Lynch Bella Ramsey
Radio Voice Becca Beasley
Ensemble

Becca Beasley, Bella Ramsey, Brandon Bradbury,
Charlotte Coles, Charlotte Whittle, Ellie Leeson, Izzy Morris, Jed Leafe, Katie Ince, Katie Muller, Lulu Wright,
Millie-Mae Clarke, Nikki Coles, Oliver Halford, Susie Spencer, Tom Leslie & Tom Hetzel


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CREDITS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Producer & Director Adrian Dobson
Musical Director Hazel Needham
Choreographer Wendy Spencer
Assistant Choreographer Helen Starkey, Michelle White & Charlotte Whittle
Costumes Sue Penver & Lorna North
Stage Management Rebecca Dobson & Kevin Spencer
Stage Crew Alan Jamieson, Pete Yeomans, Nigel Starkey, Mark Needham, Luke, Will Thompson, George Evans, Josh Hill, Liam Patrick, Neil Brotherhood & Katie Cooper
Set Design & Painting Rebecca Dobson
Set Construction & Painting Kevin Spencer
Lighting Charlie Kent
Sound & Technical James White
Properties Jane & Becky Whittle
Front Of House Manager Lorna North
Box Office Kimberley Halford
Raffle Lorna North
Photography Richard Halford
Poster & Programme Sam Beaumont
Publicity James & Michelle White
Fundraising Sue Penver & Jane Whittle
Lead Chaperone Helen Starkey
Chaperones Sue Penver, Neil Brotherhood, Kimberley Halford, Michelle White & Jane Whittle
Videography Wallis Videos
Website Adrian Dobson
Additional Thanks Carol Beasley, Rowan Beaumont, Kate King, Derby Youth Musical Theatre, Hind Leys College Principal, Caretakers, Theatre & Community Staff, in particular Steve & Linda Dootson; Christchurch Methodist Church; Hawthorn Theatrical; Our Patrons; Our Front Of House Volunteer Staff; and anyone else who has assisted us supported us in any way for this production.

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SYNOPSIS

Grease is a flashback to the fabulous fifties, the testosterone-filled T-Birds, the trend-setting Pink Ladies, and the on-off relationship of Danny and Sandy, made famous particularly by the 1978 film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.
Danny returns to Rydell High after a summer romance with Sandy, and the T Birds are keen to hear about it. Concealing the fact that he met a girl he really cared about, he leads them on. Meanwhile, Rizzo, the tough-talking leader of the Pink Ladies, joins with members, Frenchy, Marty, and Jan in meeting new girl, Sandy, the perfect Sandra Dee, girl-next-door type. They soon cotton on that Sandy was Danny's summer love, and “introduce” Danny to Sandy. Danny plays the "big deal" for his mates, rather than the tenderness he showed for Sandy in the summer. She is confused and hurt.
At Marty’s pyjama party Sandy tried to fit in with the Pink Ladies but gets ill when Frenchy tries to pierce her ears. Rizzo mocks Sandy and leaves secretly to see Kenickie, who is at the garage fixing up a wreck of a car into “Greased Lightning”. Sandy is still puzzled about Danny and decides to become a cheerleader. Danny is still in love with Sandy but doesn't quite know how to approach her.
At the school dance, attended by the whole school, except Sandy, Danny enters the Hand Jive dance contest, winning this with a loud mouthed Cha Cha from St Bernadettes, Unfortunately Sandy arrives to see them together and this is the final straw…or is it.
Meanwhile Frenchy has dropped out of school, and beauty school but hasn’t told the others, then Danny manages to borrow Kenickie’s “Greased Lightning” for another try at a date with Sandy, but he blows it again when he pushes it too far. At Jan’s party, Rizzo isn’t quite herself and confides in Marty she thinks she is pregnant, but this is soon broadcast to everyone, including Sandy, who uses the experience to rethink. She gets the girls to help her become a greaser’s dream girl and confronts Danny.
Danny is bowled over by her, Rizzo finds out she isn’t pregnant, and Frenchy is back at school – the whole gang is back together again and can rock and roll happily ever after.

 


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MUSICAL NUMBERS

ACT ONE  
Love Is A Many Splendored Thing Beach Girls Quartet
Grease Is The Word Company
Summer Nights Sandy, Danny, Pink Ladies, T-Birds & Students
Those Magic Changes Doody & Backing Singers
Freddy My Love Marty & The Pink Ladies
Greased Lightnin' Kenicke, T-Birds & Boys
Rydel Ringtails Patty, Sandy & Cheerleaders
Mooning Roger & Jan
Look At Me I'm Sandra Dee Rizzo
We Go Together Company
   
ACT TWO  
Shakin' At The High School Hop Company
It's Raining on Prom Night Sandy, Radio Voice
Prom Dances Band
Born To Hand Jive Johnny Casino
Hopelessly Devoted To You Sandy & Backing Singers
Beauty School Dropout Teen Angel & Beautician Angels
Sandy Danny
Rock 'N' Roll Party Queen Doody & Roger
Mooning Doody & Roger
There Are Worse Things I Could Do Rizzo
Look At Me I'm Sandra Dee (Reprise) Sandy
You're The One that I Want Danny, Sandy & Company
Finale Company

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