Grease

Director CHRISTOPHER STEFANI

Join the “T-Birds” and “Pink Ladies” at Rydell High as they navigate friendships, romances, and the peer pressures of 1950’s youth. Considered one of the most successful movie musicals of all time, Grease will have audiences singing along to songs like “Summer Loving” and “Greased Lightnin.”

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

 Creative Team

Directed by: Christopher Stefani
Musical Director: Adrienne Sherman
Choreographer: Emily Fuller
Producers: Michael Camelo & Amy Clark

Audition Dates

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 and Thursday June 28, 2018
Sign-in starting at 6:00 pm, Auditions to start at 6:30 pm
Call Backs, Saturday June 30, 2018 (by invitation only)
Sign-in at 10:00 am, call backs to start at 10:30 am

Casting is open to any 9th-12th grader for the 2018-2019 school year (current 8th-11th graders)

Audition Location

SLOC’s Main Theater
427 Franklin Street, Schenectady, NY 12305

Performance Dates

November 9, 10, 11 and 15, 16, 17, 18, 2018

All performances will be at the Schenectady Light Opera Company
427 Franklin Street, Schenectady

Please prepare 16-32 bars of a Broadway show-tune in the style of the show for your audition.  An accompanist will be provided but you must provide your own sheet music in the appropriate key and the music must be clearly marked. No a cappella singing!

You will be asked to learn a brief dance combination and asked to read from the script.  Please bring appropriate shoes and clothes to dance.

You MUST bring a calendar with ALL CONFLICTS. Rehearsals will begin the end of August and will be held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings 6:30 pm-9:30 pm and Sunday afternoons from 1-5 pm. Other dates may be considered based on conflicts.  Attendance is mandatory for all of Tech Week (Nov 4-8, 2018) and all performances.

If you have any additional questions, please email:
Christopher Stefani (Director) at cdstefani@gmail.com
Michael Camelo (co-Producer) at m.camelo@aol.com
Amy Clark (co-Producer) at aclark@bhbl.org
Adrienne Sherman (Musical Director) at shermanam@yahoo.com
Emily Fuller (choreographer) at emi_lyf@yahoo.com

GREASE:  The story of Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as “Greased Lightnin’,” “It’s Raining on Prom Night,” recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. Grease has continued to be a popular show with the hit movie starring John Travolta, and several Broadway revivals!

DANNY ZUKO: Male, High School Teen

The leader of the Burger Palace Boys; good-looking, strong and confident, with an air of easy-going charm.

SANDY DUMBROWSKI: Female, High School Teen

New girl in town; sweet, wholesome, naive, cute, and innocent.

BETTY RIZZO: Female, High School Teen

Leader of the Pink Ladies; tough, sarcastic, and outspoken but vulnerable.

FRENCHY: Female, High School Teen

A dreamer; good-natured but not too smart, she is heavily made up, fussy about her appearance, particularly her hair. She can’t wait to finish high school so she can be a beautician.

MARTY: Female, High School Teen

The ‘beauty’ of the Pink Ladies; pretty and looks older than the other girls, but betrays her real age when she opens her mouth. She tries to act sophisticated.

JAN: Female, High School Teen

Funny, loud, compulsive eater, and awkward member of the Pink Ladies. Loud and pushy with the girls, but shy with boys.

DOODY: Male, High School Teen

The youngest of the guys; small, boyish, and open, with a disarming smile and a hero-worshipping attitude towards the other guys. He also plays the guitar.

KENICKIE: Male, High School Teen

The second in command of the Burger Palace Boys; tough-looking, tattooed, surly, and avoids any show of softness. He has an offbeat sense of humor.

SONNY LATIERRI: Male, High School Teen

A member of the Burger Palace Boys; funny Italian-American, he is a braggart and wheeler-dealer who thinks he’s a real lady-killer

ROGER: Male, High School Teen

The anything-for-a-laugh stocky type of boy; a clown who enjoys winding people up, he is full of mischief and is always dreaming up half-baked schemes and ideas.

VINCE FONTAINE: Male

A typical ‘teen audience’ disc jockey; slick, egotistical and fast-talking. He is also a veteran ‘Greaser.’

CHA-CHA, aka CHARLENE DIGREGORIO: Female, High School Teen

The best dancer at St. Bernadette’s; a loud mouth, she wins the dancing competition with Danny.

EUGENE FLORCZYK: Male, High School Teen

The class valedictorian; physically awkward, with weak eyes and a high-pitched voice. He’s a typical ‘apple-polisher’ – both smug and pompous, but gullible.

JOHNNY CASINO: Male, High School Teen

All-American, rock-star “greaser” student at Rydell High, whose real name is Clarence.

MISS LYNCH: Female, High School Teacher

A no-nonsense, serious, loud English teacher.

PATTY SIMCOX: Female, High School Teen

A typical cheerleader; attractive, athletic, sure-of-herself, but can be given to bursts of disconcerting enthusiasm. She’s a bit of a pain and unpopular with the Pink Ladies, and can twirl a baton.

TEEN ANGEL: Male

Frenchy’s suave and slick guardian angel, who encourages her to stay in school.

ENSEMBLE- Various high school students at Rydell High, employees at the Burger Place, Angels, etc.

 

November 9-11 & 15-18, 2018