By Jamie Miller
The show is about to begin!
Bryant High School, after nine weeks of practice, is ready to premier their latest production, “Grease.” Rachel Arrington, Director of the Bryant High School drama department, has put in many hours of rehearsal and hard work along with Chad Green, BHS Band Director and Julie White, Choral Director. They, along with the committed students, are ready to put on a musical to remember.
“I expect a huge turnout for the show. It is a classic and it is hard to find someone that doesn’t know the words to at least one of the iconic songs of ‘Grease,’” Arrington said.
This show, compared to past productions, has been more costly and intense due to multiple sets, several costume changes, additional lighting and special effects. Thirty-five BHS students are a part of “Grease” including five student musicians that are in the combo band.
The show is scheduled to have it’s first showing on Thursday, April 7 at 10 a.m., at the Bryant Middle School but the first public performance will be Saturday, April 9 at 7 p.m., in Love Auditorium at Bryant High School. Another showing will take place Sunday, April 10, at 2 p.m., for the public as well.
With the growth of the school and the number of students, several shows have to be put on in order for all of the school and interested public to attend. Public show tickets can be purchased at the door or from any cast member for $5. Additional showings include Monday, April 11, at 10 a.m., for the Freshman Academy; Tuesday, April 12, for BHS sophomores and juniors, and Wednesday, April 13, for BHS seniors.
“The show has been called “The Senior Play” for years and our seniors are very much looking forward to their show,” Arrington said.
“Grease” has been a show that the drama students have always wanted to put on, but due to the hours and nature of a musical, Arrington was hesitant.
“We have kept the script and music, but still put our own stamp on this production,” she said. “It is more suitable in content for teens and sub-teens, this abridged version retains the fun-loving spirit and immortal songs that make ‘Grease’ a favorite among rock and roll fans of all ages.”