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"GREASE" Was the Word . . . and One We'll Remember!

Spring 2013 Musical a Resounding Success; Video Posted

 

“GREASE” was the word….and one we’ll remember

Approximately 1800 people came to see the Wahoo High School production of “GREASE” performed by the music and drama department.

For many, it was an experience they will never forget and a great time was had by all. The weather was beautiful as people enjoyed the car show and hot dogs out in the parking lot, followed by a fantastic show.

Below is a video of the Friday, April 26 performance:

After the Friday and Sunday show, the 50’s soda shop, otherwise known as the “Wahoo Pop Shop,” was open for business as many enjoyed ice cream sundaes after the show. Many people expressed how impressed they were with the students’ performance and their level of professionalism, not to mention the live band, costumes and amazing set.

The whole event was a team effort as many parents, students and community members pitched in to help.

“There is no way I could have done all of this on my own,” stated Director Julie Baker-Anderson. “Without the help and support of my administration, assistant director Cherie Johnson as well as many parents, this all would have not been possible. It was just incredible to see our parents, students, staff and members of our community enjoying themselves. That is why we do this . . . it is all about the experience.”

Many people came to see the show more than once, and some came all three nights. There has been a buzz about the show throughout the community, and many are anxiously awaiting what is on the horizon for next year’s show.

“People are already asking me what we are doing next year,” Baker-Anderson said. “I am still trying to recover from this one! However, what I do know is that we set the bar high and attained that goal. We want to just keep doing what we are doing, keep improving and offer quality entertainment for our community and a valuable experience for our students. We are also so incredibly fortunate to now have a facility that makes it all possible. It’s all incredibly rewarding. It’s takes a lot of energy and can be exhausting, but it’s definitely worth it in the end!”

PREVIEW ARTICLE:

"GREASE IS THE WORD!"
Musical, Car Show, Food & Fun Slated for April 25, 26, 28

“GREASE IS THE WORD” on April 25 and 26 at 7:00 p.m., and April 28 at 2:00 p.m. at Wahoo High School!

Director Julie Baker-Anderson calls the musical more of an “event.” Not only will people be able to see the show, but a car show is also planned two hours before each performance. In addition to the car show on Friday and Sunday will be hot dog meals sold in the parking lot, a bounce house and ice cream in the “50’s soda shop” after the show.

“GREASE” is one of the most popular, beloved and well-known musicals among people of all ages. Baker-Anderson states

“It is my hope that this will be an exciting event for our whole community and one that everyone will remember for a very long time,” Baker-Anderson stated. “We hope to take everyone on an exciting journey back to the 50’s, and that everyone comes out of the theatre with a smile on their faces!”

Baker-Anderson, Assistant Director Cherie Johnson and the whole “GREASE” cast have been working very hard the past couple of months to put on a great show!

“We hope everyone in the community will come and bring their friends and family. You won’t want to miss this one!” Baker-Anderson said.

**Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and may be purchased at the high school office or at Cookies and Cream.

THE GREASE CAST:

Miss Lynch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Evann Vrana

Patty Simcox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hailey Jones

Eugene Florczyk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kody Pope/Justin Sabatka

Jan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ashlen Groff

Marty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dani Lindgren

Betty Rizzo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rochelle Olson

Doody . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shane Nixon

Roger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alex Abbott

Kenickie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nathan Redding

Sonny LaTeierri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Josh Dewberry

Frenchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lindsey Sabatka

Sandy Dumbrowski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gabby Siebenaler

Danny Zuko . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andrew Schwimmer

Vince Fontaine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clayton Redding

Johnny Casino . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jacob Wirka/Justin Sabatka

Cha-Cha DiGregorio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joelle Anderson

Teen Angel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matthew Spicka

Cheerleaders . . . . . . . . . . . . Hailey Cunningham, Lydia Privett, Emily Pestal
                                        Janae Urban, Michaela Miller, and Zendy Sotelo

Beauty School Dropout Girls . . . . . . . . . Bailee Schubauer, Rhiley Wood,
                                        Cynthia Ruiz, Kiley Givens, Caitlin Moore,
                                        Kelsey Barnhill, Brianna Abramo, Melissa Watson

Additional Rydell High Students:
Veronica Adden, Rylee Armstrong, Kelsey Barnhill, Joshua Dewberry, Dylan Fu, Zack Grop, Derek Hamar, Rachel Hrdlicka, Brianna Johnson, Ty Kander, Kaylee Kapple, Alexandria Knowlton, Noah Kolterman, Lukas McIlhaney, Parker Nicholls, Emily Pestal, Joseph Pestal, Ashley Rice, Maria Rodriguez Medina, K.J. Russ, Ben Scheef, Tristan Sladek, Andrew Smith, Brenda Varela Chavoya, Jared West

"GREASE" Was the Word . . . and One We'll Remember!

Pam Milligan-Givens

Jul 01, 2013

it was by far the most entertaining musical that Wahoo has given so far. Kudos to all the hard working teachers & students who provided us with this treat!