The week beginning Monday 20th January saw Grosvenor Grammar School stage its annual whole-school Drama Production, performing ‘Grease’ to in excess of 1500 audience members over four entertaining and action-packed performances.
Under the leadership of Director Mrs Orla Young and Musical Director Mr Jonathan Arnold this year’s cast and crew, comprising in excess of one hundred pupils from Years Eight to Fourteen, combined to deliver a vibrant and entertaining take on the show, which follows the story of Rydell High’s School’s Senior Class of 1959 – in particular the endeavours of the too-cool-for-school ‘T-Birds’ and the posturing, gum-snapping ‘Pink Ladies’ and, specifically, the romance which envelops between the most prominent members of each clan: the hot-rodding gangster Danny Zuko and the new-girl-in-town Sandy Dumbrowski.
Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st January saw the cast deliver matinée performances to visiting Primary School children in the William Moles Hall, while on the evenings of Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd the show was staged for members of the paying public. The production saw a number of acclaimed performances delivered by its lead actors who were ably supported by a large and enthusiastic supporting cast, as well as a talented band of musicians that, as has become customary, delivered its distinctive score, featuring such well-know hits as ‘Summer Nights’, ‘You’re the One that I Want’ and ‘Greased Lightning’, with energy and expertise throughout.
Following four accomplished, professional and entertaining performances, all in attendance were left wowed by the level of application and effort that enabled Grosvenor’s cast to produce such a superb series of shows. In recent times the school has deservedly earned a name for delivering Musical Drama productions of the highest quality and ‘Grease’ served only to further enhance this reputation.
Congratulations to everybody involved in Grosvenor’s production of ‘Grease’ who helped to make the show such an overwhelming success – we look forward to seeing many of its talented actors and actresses treading the boards again in the near future