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'Grease' is the word at Hillsboro High School
Music, drama departments to perform musical
cast and crew
The cast and crew of Hillsboro High Schools presentation of the musical Grease pose for a portrait. The show will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 and 16. Front row, left-right: Cheyenne Vesbach, Morgen Rynes, Haili Kehoe, Brody Fanshaw, Dacoda Preuss, Grant Jefferies, Matt Bartels, Ean Levy, Brock Borchardt, Abi Munson. Second row, left-right: Jenn Bartle, Kelsey Thorell, Amy Salisbury, Mitchell Parker, John Dank, Breanna Beaver, Michaela Bach. Third row. left-right: Kaitlyn Skala, Tamber Teed, Zea Woods, Destiny Muller, Macey Brown, Morgan Huntley, Ashley Stockwell, Sarah Fick. Fourth row, left-right: Ayla Fronk, Cierra Calhoun, Maysa Larson, Adrianna Reese, Zach OHair. - photo by Contributed/Rachel Haworth

Join the Hillsboro High School Music and Drama departments, led by Paula Parker and Rachel Haworth, in a fun-filled evening as they present “Grease,” the musical story of two lovers in a 1950’s high school,  at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 and 16.

The Nov. 16 performance will be preceded by a dinner in the high school cafeteria with a 1950’s diner flair. The menu includes a burger, French fries, a pickle, ice-cold root beer and a milkshake.

As the curtain opens on the first scene, we see the welcoming committee of the 1959 class reunion. The scene quickly changes to go back in time as the alumni remembers days gone by. The former students recall the rebellious and thrill-loving times they had at Rydell High. The entrance of a new girl, Sandy Dumbrowski (Haili Kehoe), and her moving story of her love affair of the summer with Danny Zuko (Grant Jefferies) of the T-Birds greaser gang adds excitement and intrigue for the girls of the Pink Ladies gang, the T-Birds’ auxiliary.

On the other hand, the guys of the T-birds gang want to hear about the physical aspects of the summer love. Gang violence, teen pregnancy, love and friendship are issues that the students at Rydell High have to face as the story of “Grease” develops. Sandy faces rejection and gains confidence in herself to become a different person to gain the love and attention of Danny.

“Grease” is written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, book, lyrics, and music. The musical score is rock and roll music of the 1950’s.

Tickets may be purchased ahead of time for the shows, $8 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets for the diner dinner are $8 each, do not include the show, and must be bought in advance. See a cast member for your tickets, or purchase them today at the high school office.

“Grease” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.