Grease

The Theatre stage this week was automatic, system-matic, and even hyyyyydro-matic. Grease had come to life and the stage had been transformed into Rydell High as Senior School pupils put on a performance that honoured the iconic musical.

 

Grease turns forty-five this year and many will remember the musical as a story about mismatched strangers Sandy Olsson and Danny Zuko who meet over the summer and fall in love. Thinking they will never meet each other again, they are both shocked to discover that they are now attending the same high school. Sandy and Danny find themselves fending off friends, social pressures and making sacrifices to be together.  

The cast has worked incredibly hard to produce a musical that pays homage to the deep roots of Grease while injecting some original MCM talent. The Grease we know and love was cleverly adapted for a modern international school audience, focusing on life at a school like MCM. 

Performing over the course of the week, pupils delivered a mixture of matinee and evening shows to a wide audience including pupils, parents and beaks.  Every performance was a testament to the hours spent rehearsing over evenings and weekends. The cast had to be well organised, fitting in rehearsals in between doing IGCSEs, sports fixtures and other commitments. Pupils came together to dance, sing and act, entertaining every audience they performed to. 

None of these performances would have been able to take place without the support from the Drama Team, Estates who made the set, Mrs Turner and the CAS students who helped paint the stage, Noraidah Ahmad for her wonderful costume design and creation, Mrs Wong for her singing lessons, parents who donated props and costumes and of course Mrs McGilligan for her excellent choreography and set creation.

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