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"Grease" arrives at Playhouse
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‘Grease’ opens it run at the North Crawford Playhouse on Friday Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. But what’s this I hear:

Tell me more, tell me more?

The tell me more refrain is from the 1978 hit song of the show ‘Summer Nights’, and yes, I will tell you more…

This blast from the past fills the stage with 90 students. It’s the largest cast in North Crawford Playhouse history. This large group of young voices will rock the house dressed in poodle skits, saddle shoes and leather jackets. There will be plenty of shaking and rocking with the snap of fingers, the hand jive, and of course, plenty of grease in the hair.  There’s a whole lotta movin and shakin through the lyrics of ‘Hopelessly Devoted to You’, ‘Greased Lightning’, and of course ‘Summer Nights’.

Tell me more, tell me more.

The show is only possible because the wheels of the playhouse have been, well… greased. The North Crawford Playhouse usually rocks and rolls on its own dime, but this time, it needed a quarter. So, the community rocked it with gifts of $500, and one anonymous couple pitched in $5,000. Du Whop Shama Lama Ching Ching! What better thanks to the generosity of the community than 90 young voices raised in the words, ‘Hoplessly Devoted to You’.

Tell me more, tell me more.

Remember your first love, your first kiss? Did you kiss and tell? Danny Zuko (Jerid McDaniel) does.  Like many of us, he embellishes his romantic adventure to his gang of “Greaser T-birds” Kenikce (Hank Schellhorn), Doody (Nick Gillespie), Roger (Tyler Steyer), Sonny (Jared Smith),  and friends (Casey Spencer, Corey Spencer, Elan Martin, and Jacob Bransky). Sweet, innocent  Sandy (Sheri Schwert),  is the new girl in town and is the object of the lie.  Danny Zuko feels he can get away with his tall tail of summer love, until she shows up on the first day of school.  Oh, no! How can he save face?  He makes his decision. He ignores her. He pretends he doesn’t even recognize her.

What does Sandy do?  She is crushed. She is the new girl in school and has no friends. Now, she is the victim of Danny’s lie. She tells the truth of what happened on the summer night to the cool girls of Ryder High, to the Pink Ladies: Rizzo (Rowan Williamson), Frenchy (Brandi Kochera),  Marty (Megan Gillespie), Jan (Zoe Peters) and other cool friends (Riley Barlow, Holly Martin and Amber Weihart).

Tell me more. Tell me more.

The “little” lie about summer love that began like a little tick in the engine, becomes a loud knock with a shimmy and a shake that rocks all of Ryder High in a deafening clamor. It even rocks the track team and the cheerleading squad: (Sarah Harris, Jeannie Wollschlager, Willa Dworscheck, Lysianne Peacock and Elizabeth Paczok).  Just when the engine buckles with an awful rickity tickity rama lama boom boom, and is about to throw a piston through the engine block….

Tell me more. Tell me more.

Act Now. As of Monday, Oct. 8, over half of the tickets for ‘Grease’ at North Crawford are sold! This is two days after the box office opened! Those wanting tickets must call in soon. 

‘Grease’ tickets are on sale at the North Crawford District Office now from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 735-4318 for ticket information. Adult tickets are $7 and student tickets are $5.

Performance Dates

Friday, Nov. 2 - 7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 3 - 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 3 - 7 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 8 - 7 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 9 - 7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov 10 - 7 p.m.