Back to the 50s

The school musical Grease is fast approaching opening night and the Lantern informs readers about the details of the show.

“You’re the one that I want!” …and the cast wants you to see Grease, this year’s musical production at Cannon Falls High School. This year the musical is directed by Tania Legvold and stars Hannah Singewald as Sandra Dee and Bryson Felton as Danny Zuko. The show will be held in the high school auditorium on November 8-9th at 7pm, 10th at 8pm, 11th at 2pm. Tickets for the show cost $6 for adults and $4 for students at the door, and VIP tickets are $12 and can be purchased online through Community Ed. With VIP tickets, purchasers receive a backstage tour after the show conducted by a cast member, a colored ticket and program as well as a seat in a reserved row. The cast is very excited to offer this new feature to their audience members. 

The kids have been rehearsing since the start of the school year and have had an awesome time learning about the 1950s. When running through lines, it wasn’t uncommon for students to come across unfamiliar terms from the 1950s and it was a cool learning experience for some. Many of the kids in the production wanted to perform Grease, and are thrilled to be a part of it. The you actors and actresses for the most part are having fun with their characters. Bryson Felton said, “I have really enjoyed the character Danny Zuko and his fabulous fashion sense.” Cast members have been slaving over choreography, sets, and costumes after school for weeks on end. The effort it takes to put on the production and transport the audience into the 50s is tremendous but worth every moment. 

I have really enjoyed the character Danny Zuko and his fabulous fashion sense”

— Bryson Felton

As the days drawing closer to opening night, rehearsals grow in length and although they can be exhausting, they still are enjoyable. During previous rehearsals, the cast — which in total consists of 34 members — learned choreography and the lyrics to songs like “Summer Nights”, “Greased Lightning” and “We Go Together.” Hannah Singewald commented that “everyone has done a freat job of picking up the dance steps especially after a last minute choreography of a song.” Now, the ensemble is running through the entire show, working out the hiccups along the way. The pit band has begun rehearsing with the cast and has made the show quite literally groovy. The talent in the show is overwhelming and will truly make the audience drop dead with admiration.