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March 18, 2009 > Theater Review: Spring Musical "Grease"

Theater Review: Spring Musical "Grease"

Listen up you cats and dolls - It's time to "Hand-Jive" at the Valhalla Theatre March 20 to April 4; this show is going to be electrifyin'! Presented by Irvington High School's Center for the Creative Arts "Grease" is sponsored by Ohlone College.

Set in 1950's, the sweet and na•ve Sandy Dumbrowski (Katherine Dela Cruz) and too-cool-for-school Danny Zuko (Guy Duran) spend their summer days at the beach and their summer nights falling in love. So when Sandy transfers to Rydell High, she's surprised to find Danny isn't exactly the guy she fell in love with. With the tough-talking Rizzo (Katie O'Brien) and the Pink Ladies coaching the wholesome Sandy, and Kenickie (Kenta Naoi) and the T-Birds razzing Danny. Will true love prevail?

Join the cast of Grease as they bring you memorable high energy songs, such as "Summer Nights", "Grease Lightnin', and "We Go Together", as well as sensitive ballads that include "Beauty School Dropout" and "There Are Worse Things I Can Do".

This show is under the direction of Linda Jackson-Whitmore, with musical direction by Daina Joly and Choreographed by Lauren Benjamin.

So sit back and kick off your blue suede shoes, its time to have a ball! Cause "Grease" is still the word, dig?

Special Event: Gala Event Fundraiser to help raise funds to furnish the new theatre wing will be held on Sunday March 29. A lunch will be served at 1 p.m. provided by "Outback Steakhouse" and the performance will start at 3 p.m. - tickets are $30.

Reservation seating prices range from $10 - $12. Purchase tickets by calling the Irvington Box Office at (510) 687-6423 or on-line www.irvingtonconservatory.org.

Grease
March 20 to April 4
Fridays and Saturdays
7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 26
7:30 p.m. (Family Night, Half Price Tickets)

Special ASL interpreted performance:
Sunday, March 22
2 p.m.

Irvington High School
Valhalla Theatre
41800 Blacow Rd., Fremont
(510) 687-6423
www.irvingtonconservatory.org.

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