If you are still looking for something special to take your mother out to on Mother’s Day weekend look no further. The Ripley High Thespians club will be hosting “Grease, the Musical” here in the school auditorium May 10, 11, and 12 starting at 7 p.m.
Auditions for the musical were held a few months ago. The students trying out were asked to prepare a monologue and a song to perform.
Main actors for the parts of Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson are seniors Lucas Smith and Anna Kimble. Both were ecstatic when receiving the news.
Kimble said, “It is like a childhood dream come true. Receiving the part is something you have always hoped for.”
Many of the scenes will closely follow the well-known movie while others are drastically different. The basic plot is still intact, and the songs everyone loves will be used. The biggest obstacle for the set so far is finding a “Greased Lightning” car. All leads have fell through so they have moved forward and plan to building their very own out of wood and foam.
Junior Sydney Scarberry said, “Grease as a whole is a step up when it comes to musicals and plays we usually put on, since it is so well known. It takes everyone from every aspect of theatre to really pull the show together, from costuming, to lighting, and performing.”
The cast has been practicing nearly every day after school since the beginning of March. Everyone is excited when it comes to performing Grease. The cast is looking forward to getting dressed up and bring their characters to life.
Teacher Christina Iman said, “The kids are almost completely off script and we are ready to start choreography.”
Seniors are gearing up for their last performance together. They are thrilled to be going out on such a high note as a group.
Smith said, “It is bittersweet as it is my last performance since sophomore year, but I am looking forward to bigger and better things in the future.”
The school performance will be the low price of just 2 dollars. While the public performances are 5 dollars for students and 10 dollars for adults. Do not miss the opportunity to see everyone’s favorite movie in action!