2019 Grease Musical
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|2019 Musical Grease
Grease was the story of Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “T-Birds” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950’s. Grease was Mercy College's musical offering this year and it played two shows at Kingsway Christian College theatre. This was a new initiative and it was a wonderful opportunity for the students to perform in a professional theatre venue.
The musical involved over 65 students from the high school who worked extremely hard while rehearsing since Term Four 2018, to make this a professional and entertaining show. I believe they were completely successful in this endeavour. I know that many students have discovered some hidden talents through this process and several have surprised even me with their level of ability and commitment to this production. I send a big thank you to all the families and friends of Mercy College for your support in this event and my personal thanks to the students in the cast, backstage crew and band for the extraordinary time and effort they have all put in for the duration of the project.
Many staff members have also been working tirelessly on this undertaking and I thank all staff, parents and families whose contributions made this performance possible. In particular, I thank Ms Eleisha Hathaway and Mrs Jodie Harders for the huge amount of work they put in on the project.
The show turned out to be a huge success with over 500 people coming to see it over the two evening performances. The feedback from parents and students (those involved in the project and those that were not) was extremely positive, with students who did not audition this time vowing they would not miss out next time! I would encourage any students interested in the Performing Arts to audition for the 2020 musical performance. It is such a huge event and an experience these students will carry with them for the rest of their lives.
Mrs Katherine Ioppolo | Head of The Arts