EDISON — The Wardlaw-Hartridge School will present “Grease: The School Version” as its spring musical production with three performances. The show, based on the book, music and lyrics of Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, will open Friday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. with additional performances on Saturday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 4 at 3 p.m.
Ten seniors, including many who have performed in at least three school productions, highlight a stellar cast of 37 students for director Becky Randazzo and choreographer Megan Ferentinos. Danny Marques of Elizabeth and Aneesa Sonawalla of Edison lead the cast in the starring roles of Danny and Sandy.
The cast also includes Billy Nolan of Colonia as Kenickie, Milika Griffiths of Edison as Rizzo, Nick Davis of Union as Sonny, Ashley Martin of Edison as Marty, Brian Downing of Scotch Plains as Roger, Mairead Forrest of Parlin as Jan, Max Needle of Scotch Plains as Doody, Lauren Levine of Fanwood as Frenchy, Alex Barbet of Plainfield as Teen Angel and Vince Fontaine, Catherine Badalamenti of Scotch Plains as Patty Simcox, Noah Fischer of Parsippany as Eugene, Diamond Carr of Plainfield as Miss Lynch, Brian Machoka of Edison as Johnny Casino, Neelam Patel of Edison as the Radio Singer, Antonia Santangelo of Rahway as Cha-Cha, Stephanie Smyczek of Edison as Sheila and Jonathan Trilleras of Plainfield as the Scientist.
“They love performing and they do it well,” said Sharon Byrne, the show’s music director and co-producer. “It’s going to be a great performance of this fun-loving show.”
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, children and senior citizens.
For more information, call the school at 1-908-754-1882, Ext. 186.
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