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GREASE the musical comes to Nashua, NH presented by the Teen Actorsingers.
A cast of talented teens from Southern NH and Northern MA bring the fun 1950s back to life as they present GREASE (G rated youth edition). The Artistic Director is Brad Fernald, Musical director Amy St. Louis and Brittney-Lynne Stanley is Choreographer. The trio are all theater, dance, or music college majors who’ve returned to Actorsingers to collaborate on the show.
The show stars Nick Page as Danny and Amber Cosette as Sandy. Pink Ladies are played by Sarah Wenrich (Rizzo), Braley Degenhardt (Frenchy), Natasha Rodriguez (Marty), and Katie Masson (Jan). Their handsome Greasers are played by Nate Healey (Kenickie), Adam Harding (Doody), Justin Page (Roger), and Nick Masson (Sonny). The show features Jennifer Ryder (Patty), Anna Rausa (Cha-Cha), Alexander Hebert (Eugene), Brandon Feliciano (Vince Fontaine), Marc McClure (Johnny Casino), Ethan Kraus (Teen Angel), and Maggie St. Louis (Miss Lynch). Samantha Weis and Alyssa Jean are featured Soloists. And the GREASE Company features Hannah Benson, Mike Derryberry, Sean Fitzgerald, Jordan Friedman, Andrew Holland, Becca Holland, and Tom Lessard.
GREASE is a musical about teens in love in the 50's. Its 1959 and Greaser Danny Zuko and Australian Sandy Olsson fall in love during summer vacation (never expecting to see each other again). Come fall Danny returns to Rydell High as leader of the T-Birds, a group of black-jacket Greasers. In a twist of fate Sandy stays in the US, attends Rydell, and hangs out with the gum smacking Pink Ladies. Sandy is happily surprised when she runs into Danny at a school pep rally. But Danny’s not acting like he did during summer now that he’s a T-bird again. Will good girl Sandy and bad boy Danny’s summer love live on?
The show is filled with memorable songs including: "Summer Nights", “Beauty School Dropout". “Greased Lightnin", "Alone at the Drive-In Movie", "Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee", and "We Go Together". GREASE opened off Broadway in 1971, and started running Broadway (1972) and London (1973). Two GREASE movies were released in 1978 and 1982. There have also been multiple revivals (1993 – 2007) and a 40th year show in 2011.
There will be 4 performances, July 20 at 7:30 p.m., July 21 at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and July 22 at 2 p.m. Shows will be held at the Jan B. Streeter Theatre, 14 Court Street in Nashua. All seats are reserved and tickets may be purchased on-line at actorsingers.org, calling 320-1870, or at the theater 1 hour before each show. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.