GREASE



GREASE

BOOK, MUSIC AND LYRICS BY
JIM JACOBS AND WARREN CASEY

DIRECTED BY
RACHAEL GIGAR

MUSICAL DIRECTOR
COLLEEN KENNEDY

CHOREOGRAPHER
BECCA BECK

SCENIC DESIGNER
VERONICA ROSENBERGER

STAGE MANAGER
VERONICA ROSENBERGER

LIGHTING DESIGNER
CHELSEA McGHEE

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
LUKE SKERPON

PRODUCERS
BRUCE FLEISCHER & JONATHAN HETLER

* ABOUT THE MUSICAL *

All the best performers bring to their role something more, something different than what the author put on paper. That’s what makes theatre live. That’s why it persists.” – Stephen Sondheim

I first performed Grease back in 2007 when I was a junior in high school. I remembered seeing the movie as a kid and being completely obsessed, even breaking my Grease tape because I listened to it so much. It may not be Phantom of the Opera in terms of vocal difficulty, and it’s definitely not Hamlet in terms of character depth and language, but it is truly a musical theatre classic that I am proud to have had the opportunity to direct.

More than the show itself, though, I am proud to have had the opportunity to work with this incredibly talented group of individuals. When I found out that I had been chosen to direct, I was excited that Grease was going to be the last production I did with SCCT; I’m moving to Arizona in July to start my “big-girl job” and a new life with my loving (and patient) fiance. I auditioned almost 50 young people and with the help of my incredible production staff-Becca, Colleen, Veronica, and Luke-brought together middle school students, high school students, college students, and young professionals in the area to create a dynamic and gifted cast.

Rehearsals were not what you would call organized, but I guarantee that if you ask any one involved, they would tell you that they were fun. This cast has brought their own personalities to classic characters that you all are familiar with; they aren’t just saying the lines and doing the “HandJive”, but rather they are bringing their personalities into every pivot-step and kick-ball-change. I hope you will appreciate how professional they were throughout the entire process and how difficult it is to learn a show like this in just over four weeks.They exceeded every expectation I had of them and learned some of the fastest choreography I’ve ever seen. I could not be prouder of them and all of their hard work. Grease truly is the word. Merde!

RACHAEL J. GIGAR DIRECTOR

 Performed   June 18-21, 2015

*THE CAST*

DANNY………………………. Tyler Rudloff
SANDY……………………….. Raven Althouse
RIZZO………………………… Rachael Ruhl
FRENCHY……………………. Dori Puzycki
MARTY……………………….. Amanda Hoover
JAN……………………………. Tima Ally
DOODY……………………….. Stephen Michael Giacobe
KENICKIE……………………. Christian Callahan
SONNY……………………….. Jordan Emely
ROGER……………………….. Zachary Allan Spaw
VINCE FONTAINE………….. Ben Atler-Hallman
CHA-CHA DIGREGORI……. Abby Simon
EUGENE FLORCZYK……….. Jon Perini
JOHNNY CASINO…………… Jeff Buterbaugh
MISS LYNCH………………… Susan Burlingame
PATTY SIMCOX………………Morgan Higgins
TEEN ANGEL………………… Ryan Andrew Ordnung
RADIO VOICE………………… Ajane Holliday
PINK LADIES……….. Jillian Bohenek, Kimberly Cartier,
…………………..Jenna Catalano, Ajane Holliday, Halle Mitchell,
…………………..Emma Holderman, Tiffany Miller
CHEERLEADERS………. Jillian Bohenek, Kimberly Cartier,
……………………Jenna Catalano, Halle Mitchell, Emma Holderman,
……………………Megan Irwin, Abby Simon, Katherine Smith
BURGER PALACE BOYS…..Nicholas Cole, Noah Gaus,
…………………………….Ted Rosenblum, Aaron Scott, Samuel Stout
FEMALE ENSEMBLE…….Maya Berky, Ajane Holliday, ……………………………..Olivia Marshall,
……………………………..Anna Kate Scott, Marissa Noel Wilson
MALE ENSEMBLE……… Ben Atler-Hallman, Carson Bechdel,
…………………….Jeff Buterbaugh, Ryan Carroll, Jordan M. Corman