The Drama Dogs are back with the next musical production of the 1970s classic “Grease,” the most successful musical of all time, to be performed this weekend at Morgan County High School.
Director Lenae Rose said she was thrilled to recreate the beloved musical with an “extra special” element to the play. For one performance last Sunday, Rose included a group of students with special needs in the production to let their talents shine on stage.
Several students with special needs took the stage on Sunday afternoon alongside drama students to sing their hearts out in preparation for the play’s opening this weekend.
“Grease” is a musical production set in the 1950s that tells the story of young lovers, Danny Zuko, dressed in leather, who speaks hard, and Sandra Olsson, an innocent Australian exchange student, who fall in love during summer vacation, but unexpectedly. get together in high school to find that their clashing social cliques are a barrier to being together. Their journey back to each other is filled with leather jackets, rimmed skirts, artful choreography and catchy melodies.
“I could do those numbers in my sleep,” said Rose, a longtime “Grease” fan. “I also grew up watching and loving this movie. It’s one of my favorites. I also knew this show would give my students so many opportunities to shine. There are a lot of characters, a group live made up mostly of students, fun setting – so many areas students can get involved in. It has also been a very difficult year and I really wanted to have fun with this show. “
Last Sunday, a special preview took place at MCHS, giving select audiences a taste of the play which will begin this Thursday April 29, through Sunday May 2.
MCHS Drama Dogs and Students with Special Needs performed four Grease songs including “Summer Nights”, “Beauty School Dropout” and “Greased Lightnin ‘”.
To see the MCHS Drama Dogs perform ‘Grease’ in its entirety at the MCHS Auditorium, you can attend one of the four shows this weekend. The MCHS production of “Grease”, which features the participation of approximately 60 students, will premiere on Thursday, April 29 at 7 pm. The play will be performed on Friday, April 30 at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 1 at 7 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit: www.mchsbp.booktix.com.
“Fat is the word! Come support the Drama Dogs this weekend, ”said Rose.