'Grease' sizzles at Fairfield Ludlowe this weekend
Updated 3:42 pm, Thursday, April 23, 2015
Michael Waldron plays bad boy Danny Zuko, while Juliet Dale plays Sandy Dumbrowski, his naive love interest. As they resolve the problems of their mutual attraction, the rest of the cast of Pink Ladies and Burger Palace Boys sing and dance their way through a pajama party, the burger joint, the prom and a drive-in movie.
"Grease" will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday in the auditorium of Fairfield Ludlowe High School, 785 Unquowa Road. Tickets are $8.
Other leading performers include Erin Valade in the role of Rizzo, the leader of the Pink Ladies gang that hangs around with the Burger Palace Boys, and Jeff Dutter plays Kenickie, Danny's sidekick, the owner of Greased Lightnin'.
Also in the "Grease" cast are: Devin Ciuci as Marty, Grant Clark as Doody, Amanda Fitzburgh as Frenchy, Dylan Lanham as Roger, Michelle Lapreay as Jan, Matt Clyne as Sonny, Tess Manderville as Patty Simcox, Blaise Carter as Eugene, Hannah O'Grady as Miss Lynch and Caroline Power as Cha-Cha.
Also, Matthew Peters as Teen Angel; Charlie Miller as Johnny Casino; Paul Nicholson as Vince; Teen Angels Diana Rose Smith, Katherine Vitale, Kristen Brown, Heidi Grascher, Elizabeth Huckins, Mia Jensen, Charlotte Meyer, Nicole Pierpont and Hailey Stevenson; and Burger Palace Boys Sal Delfranco, Stephen Kelly, Will Mandelbaum, Calvin Sharp and Sam Soto; and dancers Tori Guasco, Julia Morin, Catalina O'Connor and Mia Tommins.
Behind-the-scenes members of the troupe are: stage manager Nicole Waebel; assistant to the director Monica Sucic; house manager Alicia Leggiadro; lighting supervisor Nick Fech; light crew Ed Miska and Sean Oppneheimer; program/tickets Olivia Petshaft; building crew leader Anthony Walker II; photographer Allie Deluca; props crew leaders Sal Delfranco and Erika Hamel; makeup crew Leann Leko, and the band includes Patricia O'Meara, Kevin Hyland, Ricky Granger, Pat McGrath and Dan Wolfeiler.
Frances R. Kondziela is the artistic director; Maggie Pangrazio the music director; Roger Mudre the set director. Choreographer is Simone DePaolo; orchestra conductor is Thomas Buckley; costume designer is Sonia Otharsson and sound director is Sam Eckhardt.