With the Pink Ladies, the Burger Palace Boys, the many colourful characters at Rydell High School and a handful of well loved songs, ‘Grease’ presented by the British School in Colombo promises to take theatregoers by storm next week.
The students of Rydell High School take the stage and propel the audience through the intricacies of teenage life though a tapestry of stories of everyday boys and girls surviving high school. Its 1959 and a new year of school unfolds at Rydell High School.
Sandy Dumbrowski is the new kid on the block, and it turn out that she has had a fleeting affair with Danny Zuko (leader of the Burger Palace Boys) over the summer. As the tale unfurls, ‘Grease’ highlights the stories of the Pink Ladies and Burger Palace Boys and shows how Danny and Sandy (two seemingly different characters) finally come together.
Interspersed with songs like ‘Greased Lightning’, ‘Summer nights’, ‘We go together’, ‘Those magic changes’ and ‘You’re the One That I Want’, Grease deals with themes such as love, friendship, teenage rebellion and conflict in a simple but effective manner.
“One of the things I like about the show is that it’s not ‘in-your-face’ serious issues” opinions Andrew Fowler-Watt, Director of ‘Grease’ and Principal of the British School in Colombo, “it’s a feel-good, have-fun show and everything turns out fine in the end.” ‘Grease’ is something familiar and beloved that we’re bringing back to the stage after a long, long time” says Tracy Holsinger, Producer of the show.
Grease goes on boards from March 11-14, 2010, at the British School Auditorium from 7.30 p.m. onwards. Tickets are priced at Rs. 1000, Rs. 750 and Rs. 500 and can be obtained at the British School in Colombo.
Electronic Media Sponsors for ‘Grease’ are Yes Fm and MTV while Print Media Sponsor is the Sunday Times.