Milford High School’s Drama Club will step back in time with the Rydell High School Class of 1959 as they navigate friendship, romance, rebellion, and other high school adventures. The musical GREASE is a fan favorite with its classic story of teenage summer love and its wide array of iconic songs, from “Summer Nights” to “Born to Hand Jive” to “Greased Lightnin’.” You’ll be sure to laugh, sing, and tap your feet to these infectious tunes–it’s impossible not to have fun at this show!
Director Carissa Meiklejohn is excited to bring GREASE back to the stage at Milford High School. She says, “As a 5th grader, GREASE was the first musical I saw performed live on stage, and I fell in love with theatre. My high school’s cast were celebrities to me, and I knew I wanted to be part of the magic. I have been involved ever since, so this show has a special place in my heart.”
In fact, Meiklejohn says, this is the third time GREASE is being performed at Milford High School. “We want to celebrate the past as well as look to the future of the program. Next school year, the auditorium will have a new name in recognition of Dr. Thompson, who was involved with the 1989 production.” To further honor that history, the Milford High School Drama Club invites the 1989 and 2007 casts of GREASE to join them for a Reunion Performance on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 7 PM. At the end of the high school performance, previous cast members will be welcomed to join the current cast in singing “We Go Together.” If you were part of one of these casts, please help spread the word to others!
This is the original stage version of the show, which contains mild language and innuendo reflective of the Greaser stereotype of the 1950s era. The show is most appropriate for older kids and adults. Book, music, and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey are presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company. Additional movie songs “Hopelessly Devoted to You” and “You’re the One That I Want” by John Farrar are performed with a license from Warner/Chapell Music, Inc.
Student performers in this production include Abigail Baxter, Aria Boyton, Giovanni Burgos, Angelo Carannante, Charleen Chavez, Mya Cherneski, Jude Cline, Liam Dennehy, Grace Dupiche, William Evans, Merary Haro-Purata, Vahsti Jarillo-Villa, Madison Long, Jacque Matias Morales, Cameron Murray, Keyla Natareno-Rabanales, Jude Parfitt, Jonah Parisi, Elliot Peel, Owen Peel, Zoey Redden, Avery Richard, Phoebe Sampah, Myasia Satchell, Kylie Short, Marie Short, Emily Smallwood, Emmilea Stoliker, Mariah Todd, and Taylor Tyree.
All performances will be in the MHS auditorium: Thursday, March 2 at 6 PM; Friday, March 3 at 7 PM; Saturday, March 4 at 1 PM and 7 PM. Tickets will be available at the door: $5 Students (18 years or younger); $8 Senior Citizens (60 or older); $10 all others.
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