MCA to present 'Grease'
MOUNT CARMEL - Tickets go on sale today for Mount Carmel Area High School Music Department's presentation of their spring musical "Grease." The show will be held at 7:30 p.m. March 15 and 16 in the Richard F. Beierschmitt Auditorium at the Mount Carmel Area Junior-Senior High School.
An eight-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals, along with innumerable school and community productions, place Grease among the world's most popular musicals.
Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoke the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head "greaser" Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski 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'," "It's Raining on Prom Night" and "Alone at the Drive-In Movie" while recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley who became the soundtrack of their generation.
The MCA cast includes as Miss Lynch, Joanna Rompallo; as Patty Simcox, Kathryn Fest; as Eugene Florczyk, Douglas Cole; as Jan, Isabella Stellar; as Marty, Tara Demko; as Betty Rizzo, Alexandria McLeod; as Doody, Cody Deitz; as Roger, Luke Darrup; as Kenickie, Daniel Lesko; as Sonny LaTierre, Christopher Stellar; as Frenchy, Hannah Fetterolf; as Sandy Dunbrowski, Jessica Pachuski; as Danny Zuko, Eric Joraskie; as Vince Fontaine, Dylan Patrick; as Johnny Casino, Luke Duceman; as Cha-Cha DiGregorio, Chelsea Matos; and as Teen Angel, Jared Maciejewski. T-Birds (along with Danny, Kenickie, Doody, Roger, Sonny) include Bobby Beierschmitt and Elijah Duran.
Ensemble includes Elizabeth Cooper, Shelby Scott, Rachel Startzel, Katie Milo, Jessy Stankavage, Chantelle Skavery, Peyton Worhach, Kelsey Deitz, Ashley Docherty, Sierra Nolter, Nicole Brosius, Taylor Stefovic, Madison Watkins, Erin Scicchitano, Natasha Nevis and Cameron Getty.
The pit orchestra is comprised of Sharon Styer, piano; Jason Laczkoski and Christopher Lahr, tenor saxophone; Bret Getty, guitar; Dennis Carpenter, electric bass; and Bernard Stellar, percussion.
The "Grease" production staff consists of Sharon Styer, director; Gary Wychock, choreographer; and David McFee, set/detail director.
All seats are reserved. Tickets are $10 and available in advance by calling 339-1500 ext. 3125.