‘Grease’ is the word for LHS drama club
Members of the Londonderry High School Drama Club rehearsed the song “Summer Nights” inside the Derry Opera House Tuesday afternoon. (APRIL GUILMET/Union Leader Correspondent)
Though none of them were alive when the 1970s-era Broadway show “Grease” first hit the stage, members of the Londonderry High School drama club are more than ready to take on the beloved musical.
Like Conte, most of the 30 or so cast members have seen the 1979 film starring Olivia Newton-John, John Travolta and Stockard Channing.Senior Erin Conte (Stephanie’s sister), a veteran drama club member playing the role of Marty, said she’s giving her character her own personal touches.“Acting is partly about interpreting the character,” she said. “That’s probably been the most fun part of the whole process.”Acting in his first musical is senior Matt Brown, who said he’s been thoroughly enjoying his role as the nerdy Eugene.
Watching different productions of this play on YouTube served as further inspiration, he said.
All three young actors agreed they’d be interested in pursuing their dramatic aspirations during their college years, if only as a hobby.
Headlining the show are students Alexis Morgan and Jonah Bencal, who will portray the lead characters Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbrowski.
Performances of “Grease” are scheduled for Feb. 12-15 at the Derry Opera House, located at 29 W. Broadway in Derry.
Tickets are $10 for students, staff members and senior citizens and $15 for general admission.
For more information or to reserve tickets, call the school at 432-6941, ext. 2129.