The College Musical in 2017 will be the super-popular

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performances

nightly, Wednesday 9 –  Saturday 12 August

7:30pm, in the Don Bosco Creative Arts Centre, Glenorchy Campus

GREASE

Book, Music and Lyrics by JIM JACOBS and WARREN CASEY

BY ARRANGEMENT WITH ORiGiN™ THEATRICAL   www.origintheatrical.com.au

watch this space as the journey unfolds throughout 2017

Bookings are now available online at
https://www.trybooking.com/OWIN

 

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3 August:  Pulse

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31 July:  the Mercury shoot

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Rizzo, Kenicke, Sandy, Danny, Patty and Eugene strike a pose for Mercury photographer Sam Rosewarne.

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It’s time to join the Senior Class of 1959 where Grease IS the word!

Get out your leather jackets and pull on your bobby socks. It is time to join Rydell High’s senior class of 1959.

Grease, the musical follows love-struck bad-boy Danny and girl-next-door Sandy in a thrilling injection of pure fun with astounding dancing and amazing songs. It’s the beloved rock n’ roll celebration of teen angst, fast cars and first loves – all set in the fabulous fifties.   AND it features the irresistible songs from the Tony Award-nominated Broadway show and hit movie, including: “You’re The One That I Want”, “Grease is the Word”, “Summer Nights”, “Hopelessly Devoted to You”, “Greased Lightnin” and more!

Grease is the annual Guilford Young College musical production which will light up the stage of the stunning Don Bosco Creative Arts Centre next week for four fabulous night performances.

A cast of 30 Year 11 and 12 students will be led by the talented duo Megwyn Mosenthal (Sandy) and Thomas Loveluck (Danny) supported by Eloise Kerstan (Rizzo) and Alec Hastie (Kenicke).

The production is in the expert hands of director Chelle Burtt, choreographer Emmah Burtt-Stone and musical director Marian Bisset.

Director Chelle Burtt said that surprisingly there was a strong connection between this 1950s musical to today’s generation.

“Much of life is encountering crossroads, taking chances, doing the unexpected or taking a dare,” she said. “In the musical, the teens are approaching a crossroads in their lives. High school will soon be behind them and their lives ahead can take them in any direction.

“In 1959, it was the end of a decade of grieving after World War II and it was the cusp of the explosion of the radical change of the 60s and 70s. As it was for ‘Sandy’ and ‘Danny’, being open to change can be the start of a new adventure for our young people, too.”

The sitzprobe, when the cast and musicians come together for the first time, was held during the school holidays – and the result sounded fantastic!  Of the eight musicians in this year’s band, two are current Year 11 students Jarrod Hunter, on guitar, and Benjamin Spinks, on saxophone, and another is alumnus Joshua Cannan (2016) on drums.

Grease, 9-12 August, nightly at 7:30pm at the Don Bosco Creative Arts Centre, GYC Glenorchy Campus.  Flat access off Mill Lane and Bowden Street, Glenorchy. A lift is available within the theatre. Bookings: www.Trybooking.com/owin or phone the Glenorchy Campus 6238 4350. Group (five or more) discount available.

GUILFORD YOUNG COLLEGE:  LEARNING FOR LIFE

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WAITING: a number of the cast prepare for the photo shoot with the Mercury photographer

 

 

14 July:      Musical sitzprobe!

Yesterday was a BIG day in the journey of the 2017 musical, GREASE. It was SITZPROBE; the day that the cast and the musicians come together for the first time.

It was also held in the Don Bosco Creative Arts Centre – the theatre itself. Very exciting!

The band consists of four guitarists, three saxophonists, one keyboard player and a drummer. Band and cast yesterday produced generous, energetic, toe-tapping music that sounded wonderful even in an almost empty theatre.

IT IS GOING TO BE A GREAT SHOW.  If you haven’t done so already, IT IS TIME TO BUY YOUR TICKETS – online through www.trybooking.com/owin

 

7 July:     from GYC Newsletter 69 (Term 2)

GREASE is the word

Get out your leather jackets and pull on your bobby socks. It is time to join Rydell High’s senior class of 1959.
Guilford Young College invites you to celebrate the summer with Grease, the musical.
Grease follows love-struck bad-boy Danny and girl-next-door Sandy in a thrilling injection of pure fun with astounding dancing and amazing songs.
It’s the beloved rock n’ roll celebration of teen angst, fast cars, and first loves – all set in the fabulous fifties.
This all-new production which will be on stage at the Don Bosco Creative Arts Centre from 9-12 August features the irresistible songs from the Tony Award-nominated Broadway show and hit movie, including: “You’re The One That I Want”, “Grease is the Word”, “Summer Nights”, “Hopelessly Devoted to You”, “Greased Lightnin” and more!.
Director Chelle Burtt says that surprisingly there is a strong connection between this 1950s musical to today’s generation.
“Much of life is encountering crossroads, taking chances, doing the unexpected or taking a dare” she said.
“In the musical, the teens are approaching a crossroads in their lives. High school will soon be behind them, and their lives ahead can take them in any direction.
“In 1959, it was the end of a decade of grieving after World War II and it was the cusp of the explosion of the radical change of the 60s and 70s.”
“As for ‘Sandy’ and ‘Danny’, being open to change can be the start of a new adventure for our young people, too.”
“Grease” has a special significance for Ms Burtt personally as she appeared as Rizzo in a mainland production.
It is now full steam ahead to the performance week.
After a short break over the examination period, the cast returned to rehearsals on Sunday 25 June, refreshed and raring to go.
The energy was high and excitement was in the air.
The music is now very familiar, the choreography is under control and happy working relationships within the cast and with Ms Burtt ensure that questions are answered, mistakes corrected, movements tweaked and a lot of fun is being enjoyed as they move towards show week, the third week in Term 3.
The sitzprobe, when the cast and musicians come together for the first time, will be held during the holidays.

 

8 May:  dance rehearsal

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mid-April

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cast members are shown the stage layout and workings at an early rehearsal

 

April 2017

Grease begins rock ‘n roll journey

It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form. The 1950s high school dream explodes in this rollicking musical that is both homage to the idealism of the 50s and a satire of high schoolers’ age-old desire to be rebellious and provocative and to have fun.

The intense and exciting journey to the staging of the 2017 musical has begun.

Grease (the musical, not the film) will come to the Don Bosco Creative Arts Centre in mid-August.The show has been cast and the demanding rehearsal schedule began in March.

The show has been cast and the demanding rehearsal schedule began in March.

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at the general audition

After 30 young hopefuls danced and sang their way through the general audition, and many returned to try out for the featured roles, the cast is being headed by Tom Loveluck as Danny, Alec Hastie as Kenickie, Megwyn Rosenthal as Sandy and Eloise Kerstan as Rizzo.

For everyone involved with the musical, it’s going to be lots of fun, loads of hard work and a wonderful success.

This GYC production is under the direction of Chelle Burtt, actor, recording artist, teacher and principal of the Chelle Burtt Theatre School.

Grease will be performed in the Don Bosco Creative Arts Centre from Wednesday 9 August until Saturday 12 August.

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the cast

SANDY – Megwyn Mosenthal, RIZZO – Eloise Kerstan, FRENCHY – Hannah Fitzpatrick, MARTY – Phoebe McLean, JAN – Polymnia Flouris, PATTY – Bridget Thornbury, MISS LYNCH – Nadia Twining.
DANNY – Tom Loveluck, KENICKIE – Alec Hastie, DOODY – Nick Manser, ROGER – Adrian Reddish, SONNY – Samson Ryan, TEEN ANGEL – Jaxen Bone, JOHNNY CASINO – Prophecy Mudzingwa.
ENSEMBLE: Kelsey Griffin, Layesh Gebrezgabir, Matt Bomford, Jessey Guevara, Connor Kennedy, Carys Trotter, Sophie Sliskovic, Macayla Hansen, Nicola Jeffery, Elisha Williams, Isabel Scanlon, Olivia Knight, Bree Noonan, Hannah George, Ryan Eiszele.

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