Poodle Skirts and Leather Jackets Come to St.Joe’s

Poodle Skirts and Leather Jackets Come to St.Joe’s
Posted on 04/25/2016
Grease PicGrease was the word at St. Joseph’s High School in Barrie in the days leading up to the musical performance.

Since October, teachers and students have dedicated countless hours perfecting the musical Grease. The play was performed on April 15th, 16th, and 17th to appreciative crowds of friends, family, and fans.

In the beginning, the cast practiced six to eight hours a week, - this increased in January to include Sunday rehearsals. More than 100 teachers, students, and volunteers came together to finish props, make costumes, learn songs, and teach the actors and actresses choreography and lines before opening night on April 15th. Director and producer, Ms. Jeffery- Price says that she loves how a production like this brings a community together. The support from the community was overwhelming - almost 1000 tickets were sold to see the musical!

On opening night, St. Joe’s was packed with excited people waiting for the play to begin. As the lights dimmed and the spotlights turned on, familiar characters from the movie Grease began to take the stage. The Pink Ladies, T- Birds and the rest of the cast had the audience amazed while singing “You’re the One That I Want”. When Vince Fontaine took the stage the audience was surprised to see Mr. Prentice and let out a few laughs. Many people clapped and sang along with the familiar tunes. The positive energy in the room was contagious. The appreciation for the incredible talent of our fellow Jags was shown with a standing ovation at the end of the show.

A special thanks goes out to all the teachers and students involved in making Grease a success and to everyone who came to watch and support the musical.

Submitted by Jocelyn Penny, Student Journalist