GREASE – School Holiday Production – Preview and Details

SMA Kryztoff banner May 13 100dpi11-14 July – Middle weekend of SA school holidays
Thurs 11th  11.00am (school show-Junior cast) & 7.30pm(Senior cast)
Friday 12th – 11.00am (school show-Senior cast) & 3.00pm (Junior cast), 7.30pm (Senior cast)
Saturday 13th – 11.00am (Junior cast), 3.00pm (Senior cast), 7.30pm (Junior cast)
Sunday 14th – 1.00pm (Senior cast), 5.00pm (Junior cast)

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Everyone’s favourite high school musical, Grease, will burst into the spotlight in July when local company Pelican Productions stages its first ever full-scale musical.

For the past ten years, Directors Kylie Green and Jen Frith have held regular youth theatre camps, teaching Adelaide kids to act, sing, dance and of course, how to have fun on the stage.

“It’s been a dream of ours for many years to produce a full-scale musical, and finally this year the timing was right to launch into this project,” said Ms Green.

“We chose Grease because we have such fond memories of the movie and the musical from our childhood, and really, who doesn’t?

“Even our youngest students knew of the production and were thrilled to have the chance to perform their favourite songs, like Summer Lovin’ and You’re The One That I Want.”

What’s special about this production of Grease is that the 80 participating students have been split into two separate casts.

“So there’s a junior cast, made up of primary school aged children and a senior cast with high school students,” said Ms Frith.

“We wanted to do that mainly to give the younger kids a chance to have a go at the lead roles, like Danny and Sandy, because otherwise they would have had to settle for a spot in the ensemble and some of them are such stars we just couldn’t resist giving them the chance to take centre stage.”

The students will work with an entirely professional production crew, including vocal coaches and choreographers who have worked on some of Australia’s grandest stages.

“Of course the main reason for the kids to take part in the show is to have fun, but our professional tutors mean that they also get an insight into what it’s like to be part of a real production,” said Ms Green.

Pelican Productions are encouraging everyone in Adelaide to come along and see their students shine.

“It’s a really fantastic, fun musical. Everyone knows at least one of the songs, so it’s a show that’s great to sing along to in the audience, and it’s something special to do as a family these school holidays,” said Ms Frith.

Pelican Productions have taught hundreds of local performers over the years, some of whom have gone on to bigger things – securing places to study at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and even appear on reality TV singing contests.

“One of our former students, Mark Stefanoff auditioned on The Voice this year. He didn’t turn a big red chair, but we hear he was thrilled to have coach Ricky Martin offer to lend him some support to pursue his dreams of performing on Broadway in New York. We wish him all the best of luck in his endeavours,” said Ms Green.

“Some of our students also performed in the hit-musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Festival Theatre last month, playing the lead role of Jeremy Potts, as well as 10 of our students in ensemble cast roles. You will see some of these up and coming stars from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang playing roles in the junior cast including Kenickie, Sandy, Doody, and everyone’s favourite cheerleader Patty Simcox.”

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