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St. John Theater putting on ‘Grease’ this summer

RESERVE — St. John Theatre in Reserve will be the coolest place in town, organizers say, this summer as it presents Broadway hit and popular favorite “Grease.”

“Everyone in the community is invited to be a part of this blockbuster production,” a theater release says.

“There are many parts to fill; from onstage Greasers and Pink Ladies to even more positions backstage and many staff positions.

“We invite everyone in the River Parishes to join our St. John Theatre family as we rock and roll all summer long.”

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, evoke the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical.

Head greaser Danny Zuko and new (good) 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,” “Alone at the Drive-In Movie,” recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation.

An eight-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals, along with innumerable school and community productions, place Grease among the world’s most popular musicals.

Auditions take place April 24-26 at St. John Theatre in Reserve.

Show dates are July 19-21 and July 24-27.

Check stjohntheatre.com, call Managing Director Crystal Faucheux at 504-676-4700 or email stjohntheatredirector@gmail.com for more information.