GREASE - March 15 - March 18, 2023

Minooka Community High School

 End Notes 

NOTE FROM Mrs. Glenda Smith (Director)

I would like to thank my fellow directors for partnering with me and devoting your special talents to bring this production to life. 

Cast, and crew—Thank you for your very hard work and devotion to the success of this show. You have proven that there is no limit to what dedicated high school students can accomplish! I am so proud of each and every one of you.

Parents, thank you so much for sharing your sons and daughters with us for the past several months. Please enjoy the final product of our hard work.

Seniors, what amazing men and women you have grown into through the memorable characters you have portrayed or the creative crew efforts you have devoted to the past shows.  I hope you cherish your special memories from Disney’s Newsies, Guys and Dolls, and MAMMA MIA! along with those you have made bringing Grease to life. Thank you for being “Hopelessly Devoted” to this production and letting me “travel down life’s highway” with you on all of the past shows and for the privilege of getting to watch you develop, year by year, into the extremely talented people you are. The poise and assurance that you have gained in this Performing Arts Center will carry you far in life. All my best wishes for great success on your life journey!

To our audience:  Step back with us to the late 1950s when a gallon of gas cost 25 cents, a dozen eggs were 60 cents, a movie ticket was $1.00, a man’s shirt was $1.75, and the minimum wage was $1.00.  86% of households owned 16-inch big-screen black and white TVs and had 4 channels to choose from.  In 1959, the setting of Grease, “Mack the Knife” and “Venus” were the most popular songs; “North by Northwest” was one of the best movies; “The Twilight Zone”, “Dennis the Menace” “Bonanza” and “The Untouchables” premiered on TV; Magic Johnson, Bryan Adams, and Val Kilmer were born; the US gained it’s 49th and 50th states; and the music died when Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper were killed in a plane crash. Join us in suburban Rydell, where teenagers are finding ways to rebel against the conformity that defined suburban America in the 1950s. The halls of Rydell are filled with jocks, nerds, cheerleaders, greasers, soon-to-be-dropouts, grease monkeys, and new kids just trying to fit in.  All of them, in their own way, are rebels as far as their parents are concerned because they love rock and roll, the “devil’s” music in their parents’ view. Some take their rebellion a bit further than others but all are just trying to navigate this right of passage called high school.  Enjoy the show!

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