Grades 5-8+
Auditions: 
Saturday, March 9th at 9:00am

Shows: 
Friday, June 14th at 6:00pm
Saturday, June 15th at 2:00pm

Rehearsals:
Fridays: 
March 15th - June 7th
4:30pm-7:30pm 
(No rehearsal on April 12th or 19th)
AND
Select Thursdays: 
April 25th - June 6th
5:30pm-7:00pm

Book, Music and Lyrics by

Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey

 
 General Information

 

Tuition

 

$399


Coop Option

(Requires Parent Volunteer Commitment) 


What is Co-op Theater?


-OR-



$599 

 

Non-Coop Option


 (Requires NO Parent Volunteer Commitment)

 

 

Each Cast Member Receives 
A Cast T-shirt!

 

 

Registration is first-come-first serve and is only complete when both registration form and payment are received. 

Times & Dates*
 
Auditions:
Acton Congregational Church
Saturday, March 9, 2019
9:00am-12:00pm
(Check-in starts at 8:30am)
Please let us know immediately if you have a conflict with the audition date.

Parent Meeting:
Acton Congregational Church
Friday, March 8, 2019
7:15pm-8:30pm
One parent or guardian must attend this meeting
   
Rehearsals:
Acton Congregational Church
Fridays: 
March 15th - June 7th
4:30pm-7:30pm 
No rehearsal April 12th or 19th
and
Select Thursdays: 
April 25th - June 6th
5:30pm-7:00pm

 Tech/Dress Rehearsals:
R.J. Grey Jr. High School
Monday, June 10th: 4:30-7:30pm (at ACC)
Tuesday, June 11th: 5:00-8:00pm
Wednesday, June 12th: 5:00-8:00pm
Thursday, June 13th: 5:00-8:00pm 
Attendance at all tech and dress rehearsals is mandatory
 
Performances:
R.J. Grey Jr. High School
Friday, June 14th: 6:00pm
Saturday, June 15th: 2:00pm
Attendance at all performances is mandatory 

*All times and dates are subject to change


  

Call Times:
Rehearsals will be broken down into call times. This means that your child will be required to attend only when their character is called- which may be anytime during their scheduled rehearsal.  Each week an email will go out letting cast members know what time they will need to attend. Cast members may not be dropped off early.
Synopsis:

Act I

 

In 1959, Rydell High School’s students are starting a new year. (“Alma Mater Parody”). Sandy Dumbrowski, the new girl at school and Danny Zuko, the leader of the ‘Burger Palace Boys’, had a brief romantic fling over the summer. Sandy recounts her version of the fling to the ‘Pink Ladies’ (Jan, Marty, Frenchy, and Betty Rizzo), while Danny tells the Boys (Roger, Doody, Sonny, and Kenickie) his rendition (“Summer Nights”). Sandy and Danny soon bump into each other at school, and while Sandy is happy to see him, he plays it cool. Meanwhile, the kids gather in the hall as Doody shows off his new guitar. The rock star wannabe gives an impromptu concert in the hall (“Those Magic Changes”). At Marty’s pajama party, the girls give each other pierced ears, and talk about boys. Marty tells about her long-distance courtship with Freddy (“Freddy, My Love”). Meanwhile, the Burger Palace Boys are busy stealing hubcaps and teasing Kenickie about his new (used) car (“Greased Lightning”). Danny sees Sandy again and tries to apologize for his behavior. Head cheerleader Patty Simcox interrupts to prompt Sandy to join the squad and to tease Danny about his latest indiscretions (“Rydell Fight Song”). The kids take their newfangled portable radios for a rock and roll picnic in the park and plan how they will pair off at the upcoming school prom, while Roger shares his love for Jan and his favorite hobby (“Mooning”). Rizzo teases Danny for falling for a girl who resembles the excessively proper teenage ingénue, Sandra Dee (“Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee”). Sandy realizes that Danny is putting her off to be cool and wishes she had never met him. Then Danny suggests that Marty go out with Eugene, and she chases after him. Act I ends with a spirited pledge of friendship (“We Go Together”).

 

Act II

 

At the High School Hop, everyone is dancing, except Sandy (“Shakin’ At the High School Hop”). She is home feeling sorry for herself (“It’s Raining on Prom Night”). Meanwhile, favorite radio DJ Vince Fontaine, is warming the kids up for the hand-jive dance contest. Kenickie dumps his blind date, Cha-Cha DiGregorio, and pairs up with Rizzo. Danny and Cha-Cha then proceed to win the dance contest (“Born to Hand Jive”). A few days later at the Burger Palace after school, a couple of the guys run into Frenchy, who flunked out of Rydell and has now dropped out of beauty school (“Beauty School Dropout”). Danny, who has taken up track in order to win back Sandy’s affections, does not know that Cha-Cha’s boyfriend’s gang has challenged the guys to a rumble. He is more concerned about patching things up with Sandy at the Twi-Light Drive-In, but he moves too fast for her, and she leaves (“All Alone at a Drive-In Movie”). A couple of days later, the “greasers” are having a party in Jan’s basement, as Doody and Roger sing “Rock ‘n’ Roll Party Queen.” Sandy wonders what she needs to do to fit in at Rydell (“Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee Reprise”). The next time Sandy meets up with the Burger Palace Boys and the Pink Ladies, she has transformed herself into a greaser’s dream date (“All Choked Up”). Rizzo and Kenickie reunite. All ends happily (“We Go Together-Reprise”).

Character Breakdown:


Danny Zuko: The leader of the Burger Palace Boys; good-looking, strong and confident, with an air of easy-going charm.

 

Sandy Dumbrowski: New girl in town; sweet, wholesome, naive, cute, and innocent.

 

Betty Rizzo: Leader of the Pink Ladies; tough, sarcastic and outspoken but vulnerable.

 

Frenchy: A dreamer; good-natured but not too smart. She is heavily made up, fussy about her appearance, particularly her hair. She can't wait to finish high school so she can be a beautician.

 

Marty: The 'beauty' of the Pink Ladies; pretty and looks older than the other girls, but betrays her real age when she opens her mouth. She tries to act sophisticated.

 

Jan: Funny, loud, compulsive eater, and awkward member of the Pink Ladies. Loud and pushy with the girls, but shy with boys.

 

Doody:  The youngest of the guys; small, boyish and open, with a disarming smile and a hero-worshipping attitude towards the other guys. He also plays the guitar.

 

Kenickie: The second in command of the Burger Palace Boys; tough-looking, tattooed, surly, and avoids any show of softness. He has an offbeat sense of humor.

 

Sonny LaTierri:  A member of the Burger Palace Boys; funny Italian-American, he is a braggart and wheeler-dealer who thinks he's a real lady-killer.

 

Roger:  The anything-for-a-laugh stocky type of boy; a clown who enjoys winding people up, he is full of mischief and is always dreaming up half-baked schemes and ideas.

 

Vince Fontaine:  A typical 'teen audience' disc jockey; slick, egotistical and fast-talking. He is also a veteran 'Greaser.'

 

Cha-Cha, aka Charlene DiGregorio: The best dancer at St. Bernadette's; a loud mouth, she wins the dancing competition with Danny.

 

Eugene Florczyk:  The class valedictorian; physically awkward, with weak eyes and a high-pitched voice. He's a typical 'apple-polisher' - both smug and pompous, but gullible.

 

Johnny Casino:  All-American, rock-star “greaser” student at Rydell High, whose real name is Clarence.

 

Miss Lynch: A no-nonsense, serious, loud, English teacher.

 

Patty Simcox: A typical cheerleader; attractive, athletic, sure-of-herself, but can be given to bursts of disconcerting enthusiasm. She's a bit of a pain and unpopular with the Pink Ladies, and can twirl a baton.

 

The Pink Ladies:  The club-jacketed, gum-chewing, hip-swinging girls' gang who hang around with the Burger Palace Boys.

 

The Burger Palace Boys: A super-cool, DA-haired, hard-looking group of high school wheeler-dealers... or so they think.