Burlington High School is excited to announce it will perform Grease March 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 7:30 pm and March 30 at 2:00 pm. All performances will take place in the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center of the high school.
An 8-year run on Broadway and two successful revivals make Grease one of the world's best-loved musical comedies. The iconic musical about life at Rydell High in 1959, “Grease” transports the audience back to a time when hot rods, bobby sox and pedal pushers were all the rage and The Pink Ladies and the T-Birds ruled. Memorable songs include "Summer Nights," "Greased Lightning," "Beauty School Dropout," "Look at Me I'm Sandra Dee," and “We Go Together.”
Grease cast members are led by Brooke Hindle as Sandy and Mike Garcia as Danny. Also featured are Mikayla Merrill-Withycombe as Rizzo, Kristina Ayanian as Marty, Emily Bertolami as Frenchy, Rebecca Lerman as Jan, Rachel Seeley as a Pink Lady/Radio Singer, Ashley Shafman as Patty, Briana LoRusso as Cha-Cha and Crystal Curran as Miss Lynch.
Also, Keith Walker as Kenickie, Steven Gelbert as Doody, Xavier Little as Johnny Casino, Harry Lane as Roger, Jonathan Chellali as Sony, Andrew Kolifrath as Teen Angel, Nick Silva as Vince Fontaine and Timmy Sullivan as Eugene.
Add nearly seventy more students in ensemble roles and it could be said there’s an entire high school on stage!
Select Dancers include Kerry Alexander (Co-Captain), Jessica Morey (Co-Captain), Stephanie DeLeo, Kristina Duran, Caroline Fitzgerald, Kristin Healey, Alison Heffler, Taylor LeRoux, Kristina Smith, Catherine Sheldon, Kristina Tracy and Kelliann Keaney.
Dance Ensemble members include Christina Grattan, Erin Hanafin, Kailee Heffler, Samantha Porter and Claire Viscione.
Select Singers include Kayleigh Barrucci, Teresa Belmonte, Courtney Brown, Brooke Creedon, Rachel Czerwinski, Stephanie Desrochers, Emily Frost, Laura Frustaci, Gabby Goulette, Amanda Gregorio, Cassi Kacoyannakis, Caroline Kashgegian, Miranda Russo, Rachel Salina, Emma Saltsman, Elana Schlansky, Sharleen Varghese, Amanda Wagreich, Rebecca Krupp.
Ensemble members include Alison Bonetti, Shannon Carey, Natasha Chatterjee, Keri Cucinotta, Kerry Curtin, Alyssa Dew, Cassaundra DiGregorio, Sarah Iler, Dora Kadish, Lorraine Kanyike, Mary Killoran, Jenna McAnespie, Allison Nielle Julianna Nigro, Beth Perna, Juliana Purvis, Christina Purvis, Laura Reale, Allison Rittweger, Julia Roussel, Lauren Schissler and Samantha Sheppard.
Lettermen include Nick Campagna, Kevin McGrath, Mark Simons and Luke Iler.
This year’s production of “Grease” not only boasts talent onstage but offstage as well where students are responsible for all technical aspects. This year’s stage manager is Tim Maiorana with crew members Matt Bolognese, Cristina Daniels, Matt Frasier, Gina Gilstrap, Dalena Hyunh, Samantha Lee, Jake O'Donnell, Joseph Prendergast, Nate Siket, Juliana Spinosa, Anna Tamura, Paul Terranova, Michael Winn and Lina Wu; deck chiefs are Matthew Martin and Jacob Baumgartner, lights are by Joseph Sateriale and sound will be handled by Rachel Merullo and John Reale. Props are the responsibility of Jenna Hobgood, Erin Cody and Emily Sateriale.
The creative team for the BHS production of Grease is led by John Middleton-Cox as Artistic Director/Producer/Lighting Designer, and include Stephanie Diozzi as Assistant Director, Andrew Mullen as Music Director, Leanne Reardon as Choreographer, Peter Waldron as Set Designer and Maureen Krebs as Costume Designer.
Tickets for Grease are $10 for students and senior citizens, $15 for adults, and can be purchased online at BurlingtonTheatre.com or by phone at 781-A-FUN-TIC.