IT was a celebration of music and dance, growing up and falling in love — BCMCS’ slick musical production of Grease had it all.
The stage adaptation differs slightly from the famous 1978 film but all the songs from the movie are included in the show, which had everyone hooked from the first scene.
The story is set at Rydell High in the late 1950s. Good girl Sandy and “greaser” Danny from the T-Birds gang fall in love over the summer.
When they unexpectedly discover they’re now in the same high school, rekindling their romance proves tricky. We see their ups and downs amidst a group of teenagers — the girls united in The Pink Ladies gang — and a spectacular happy end.
Although it’s hard to erase the memory of John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, Dean Simons and Katy Clayton managed it and made stunning leads.
Of course, Grease is all about the songs, and every single soloist did the production more than proud.
The school prom dance contest was the highlight of the show for me, full of fun, great acting and dancing.
Real star quality was shown by Louisa Watson, Charlotte Unsworth, Dan Sheader and David Beeby — this foursome will go far.
Confident performances were also made by David Hulme, Christopher Bailey, Matthew Gavin, Naomi Bridges, Rachel Scrafton and Emily Towle.
Melinda Saunders made a great teacher Miss Lynch and there was a superb supporting cast too.
The last song, You’re The One That I Want, had everyone in the audience singing and clapping along, and plenty up from their seats.