Grease is the word

Carole Morris-Underhill editor@hantsjournal.ca
Published on November 22, 2011
Grease 1

Published on 22 November 2011

Danny Zuko (played by Neil MacQuarrie) and Sandy Dumbrowski (Clara Hodder) sings the classic teen love song You’re the One That I Want.

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Grease 2

Published on 22 November 2011

Roger (Ryan Connor), Danny (Neil MacQuarrie) and Kenickie (Zachary Lakes) had the T Birds moves down.

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Grease 3

Published on 22 November 2011

Marty (Emily MacMillan) sings while the T Birds dance to the opening number.

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Grease 4

Published on 22 November 2011

The ensemble came together for a number of songs, including Grease, which started off the musical.

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Grease 5

Published on 22 November 2011

Danny (Neil MacQuarrie), Frenchy (Krysten Mannett), Kenickie (Zachary Lakes) and Marty (Emily MacMillan) perform the title track Grease.

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Grease 6

Published on 22 November 2011

Sandy (Clara Hodder) thinks about her summer crush.

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Grease 6

Published on 22 November 2011

Sandy (Clara Hodder) tells the Pink Ladies and Patty about her summertime love by singing Summer Nights.

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Grease 7

Published on 22 November 2011

Members of the ensemble appeared in a dream sequence during Doody’s (Nico Castro-Folker) performance of Those Magic Changes.

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Grease 8

Published on 22 November 2011

Rizzo (Janis McCulloch), left, and Marty (Emily MacMillan) hang out in Marty’s bedroom with Sandy and the other Pink Ladies.

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Grease 9

Published on 22 November 2011

Jan (Maria LeDuc) admires Marty’s impressive ring prior to Marty (Emily MacMillan) singing Freddy, My Love.

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Grease 10

Published on 22 November 2011

The Pink Ladies — Jan (Maria LeDuc), Rizzo (Janis McCulloch) and Frenchy (Krysten Mannett) — perform during Marty’s rendition of Freddy, My Love.

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Grease 11

Published on 22 November 2011

Why it’s Greased Lightnin’! The T Birds performed the classic dance routine. Pictured, from left, are Kenickie (Zachary Lakes), Doody (Nico Castro-Folker) and Roger (Ryan Connor).

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Grease 12

Published on 22 November 2011

Why it’s Greased Lightnin’! The T Birds performed the classic dance routine. Pictured, from left, are Sonny, Danny, Kenickie, Doody and Roger.

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Grease 13

Published on 22 November 2011

Danny (Neil MacQuarrie) and Sandy (Clara Hodder) reconcile after a rough start to the school year.

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Grease 14

Published on 22 November 2011

Patty (Mackenzie Seagram) flirts with Danny (Neil MacQuarrie) in front of Sandy.

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Grease 15

Published on 22 November 2011

Roger (Ryan Connor) serenades Jan (Maria LeDuc) with the song Mooning.

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Grease 16

Published on 22 November 2011

Roger (Ryan Connor) serenades Jan (Maria LeDuc) with the song Mooning.

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Grease 17

Published on 22 November 2011

Rizzo performs a song mocking Sandra Dee. Pictured is Rizzo (Janis McCulloch) with the T Birds, from left, Doody (Nico Castro-Folker), Danny (Neil MacQuarrie) and Roger (Ryan Connor).

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Grease 18

Published on 22 November 2011

Eugene (Ben Jodrey) and Patty (Mackenzie Seagram) bust a move on the dance floor during the song At the High School Hop.

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Grease 19

Published on 22 November 2011

Jan (Maria LeDuc) performs It’s Raining on Prom Night.

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Grease 20

Published on 22 November 2011

Danny (Neil MacQuarrie) and Cha-Cha (Michelle MacRae) showcase their moves during Born to Hand Jive.

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Grease 21

Published on 22 November 2011

Sandy (Clara Hodder) sings the classic Hopelessly Devoted to You.

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Grease 22

Published on 22 November 2011

Teen Angel (KES Grade 12 student Federico Cisneros Sanchez) performs Beauty School Dropout to Frenchy (Krysten Mannett).

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Grease 23

Published on 22 November 2011

Teen Angel (Federico Cisneros Sanchez) performs Beauty School Dropout to Frenchy (Krysten Mannett) while his girls provide musical accompaniment.

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Grease 24

Published on 22 November 2011

Doody (Nico Castro-Folker), Sonny (Adam Murphy) and Roger (Ryan Connor) sing Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Queen.

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Grease 25

Published on 22 November 2011

Rizzo (Janis McCulloch) tells Kenickie (Zachary Lakes) she thinks she’s pregnant.

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Grease 26

Published on 22 November 2011

Rizzo (Grade 12 student Janis McCulloch) performs There are Worse Things I Could Do while Sandy (fellow Grade 12 student Clara Hodder) looks on.

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Grease 27

Published on 22 November 2011

Sandy (Clara Hodder) transforms into the girl of Danny’s (Neil MacQuarrie) dreams. They perform You’re the One That I Want while members of the T Birds and Pink Ladies perform.

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Grease 28

Published on 22 November 2011

Sandy (Clara Hodder) transforms into the girl of Danny’s (Neil MacQuarrie) dreams. They perform You’re the One That I Want.

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Grease 29

Published on 22 November 2011

Sandy (Clara Hodder) transforms into the girl of Danny’s (Neil MacQuarrie) dreams. They perform You’re the One That I Want while members of the T Birds and Pink Ladies perform.

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Grease 30

Published on 22 November 2011

Sandy (Clara Hodder) and Danny (Neil MacQuarrie), and Rizzo (Janis McCulloch) and Kenickie (Zachary Lakes), perform.

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Grease 31

Published on 22 November 2011

Sandy (Clara Hodder) transforms into the girl of Danny’s (Neil MacQuarrie) dreams. The cast of Grease wrapped up the musical with You’re the One That I Want and We Go Together.

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King’s-Edgehill School’s performance of Grease transported the audience back to the 1950s for a musical about teenage love and the joys of graduating from high school.

The show ran nightly from Nov. 17 to 19.

More than three dozen students took part in the performance, whether acting on stage, behind the scenes, or playing the pit band.

The play starred Neil MacQuarrie as Danny Zuko and graduating student Clarra Hodder as Sandy Dumbrowski. The main supporting cast included Adam Murphy (Sonny), Ryan Connor (Roger), Nico Castro-Folker (Doody), Zachary Lakes (Kenickie), Maria LeDuc (Jan), Janis McCulloch (Rizzo), Emily MacMillan (Marty), Krysten Mannett (Frenchy), Mackenzie Seagram (Patty), Ben Jodrey (Eugene), Lauren Chamberlain (Miss Lynch), Evan Taylor (Vince Fontaine), Michelle MacRae (Cha-Cha) and Federico Cisneros Sanchez (Teen Angel).

The ensemble included Maximilian Graf Lambsdorff, Kori Lightfoot, Emily Leet, Maggie Davison, Mykaela Collins, Emilie Scantland-Griffiths, Emma Burry, Kayleigh Gravel, Toni Marsman, and Emma Clarke.

Working backstage were Alaura Moore (stage manager), Karen Walsh (stage manager), Ethan Drory (sound technician) and Patrick Wu (light technician).

Performing in the pit band were Lauren Acker (alto sax), Sid Chou (percussion and drums), Jean Chen (synthesizer), Debby Chao (piano and assistant musical director), Tobias Kamps (guitar), Caitlin Corkum (clarinet and tenor sax), Ben Mackey (bass) and Federico Cisneros Sanchez (drums).

The musical director was Jeff Smith and the creative director was Aynsley Sasaki. Set design was provided by Karen Jones.