Logan High School’s theater classes have combined their talents for one of the most beloved musicals of all time.
“Grease” will be presented Thursday, Nov. 1, Friday, Nov. 2, and Saturday, Nov. 3, in the Phyllis Adkins Little Theater. All shows start promptly at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 each. In school performances are scheduled this week for Logan Middle School and next week for Logan High School.
Take a trip back in time with Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “T-Birds” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as “Greased Lightnin’”, and “We Go Together” recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. Easily, one of the world’s most popular musicals.
Danny will be played by Logan High School junior, Samuel Corns, Sandy will be played by sophomore Skylar Pritchard, Kenickie is sophomore Jacob Adkins, Rizzo will be played by junior Sam Shell, Marty will be played by sophomore Shana Nelson, Roger is sophomore Jackson Frye, Frenchy will be junior Katie Hall, Sonny is freshman Shelby Lee Adkins, Jan is sophomore Elisha Marcum and Doody is portrayed by Hunter Napier.
Patty Simcox is sophomore Chelsey Rupert, Eugene is sophomore Shane Vance, Vince Fontaine is junior Dylan Vidovich, Johnny Casino is sophomore Richard Ojeda, Teen Angel is played by Jason McCloud and Miss Lynch is portrayed by Cassie Vandall.
Rydell students are played by: Cheyenne Sellards, Michael Willis, Stephanie Davies, Alex Wooten, Alex Crum and Ariel Estep.
The show is being directed by Bill France with the assistance of musical director Ellen Woods Ramey. Student Kandice Trejo is stage manager, while Emily Cox is pit manager for the production. “This is a true Logan High production,” France said, “in addition to our actors, Jeremy Frazier’s welding class built Greased Lightin’ which was donated by Billy Bender at Bender’s Salvage, Mr. Justice’s art classes has helped with props and so many teachers and administrators have been supportive and helpful to us during this process. We would like to invite everyone to come and out and see what an incredible job our students have done.”