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‘Grease’ the musical coming to Bandon
Bandon Playhouse will revisit the 1950s when it takes the stage with “Grease” the musical the first three weekends in August at the Sprague Community Theater.
“Grease” takes place in and around the fictitious Rydell High School, Class of 1959. Head bad boy “greaser” Danny Zuko (Clint Guevara) and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski (Jenn Winchell) try to relive the high romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as “Greased Lightnin’,” “Freddy My Love,” “Look at Me I’m Sandra Dee,” “We Go Together,” “It’s Raining On Prom Night,” “Sandy” “Beauty School Dropout” and “You’re The One That I Want,” recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation.
Other cast members include Meghan Ross as Rizzo; Mike Corral as Kinickie: Shannon Burruss as Patty; Autumn Moss-Strong as Marty; Wlnsvey Campos as Jan; Nick Cobbinah as Sonny; Sam Augsburger as Roger; Jenna Neason as Doody; Stephanie Gordon as Frenchy; David Neel as young Eugene; Kasia Tuma, Ariel Elstad and Kailyn Roth as cheerleaders; Gareth Williams as adult Eugene; Dan Barnett as Vince Fontaine; Amy Moss Strong as Miss Lynch; and Lori Straley as Radio Voice.
The show is directed by Kathy Lecce and co-produced by Amy Moss Strong and Bill Binnewies.
The show opens Friday, Aug. 2, with a special gala starting at 5:30 p.m. prior to the show, featuring live music with Passin’ Notes, a classic car show, and free cherry Cokes and rootbeer floats. Members of local classic car clubs will be in attendance.
“Grease” runs Aug. 2, 3 and 4; Aug. 9, 10 and 11; and Aug. 16, 17 and 18, at the Sprague Community Theater, 1202 11th St. S.W. in Bandon City Park. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m.
Tickets cost $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and students; and $10 for children under 12, and are available at Bandon True Value Hardware, Bandon Mercantile, Billy Smoothboar’s and at the door. Tickets also can be reserved by calling 541-290-9989.