A wop-bama-lu-bop, a-wop-bam-boom! Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical.
Head “greaser,” Danny Zuko, and new (good) girl, Sandy Dumbrowski, try to relive the high romance of their “Summer Nights.” Meanwhile, the rest of the gang sings and dances their way through such songs as “Greased Lightnin’,” “It’s Raining on Prom Night” and “Alone at the Drive-In Movie,” recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation.
An eight-year run on Broadway, two subsequent revivals, and the recent live version on FOX place Grease among the world’s most popular musicals.
The New York Daily News wrote “A lively and funny musical-as well as the dancingest one in town. It’s a winner[…] the songs are dandies [that portray] the early rockers with zip and charm. The sheer energy of Grease carries all before it.”
Now is the time Union High School will be bring this beloved American classic musical to life with a cast, crew and pit of 45 on Friday, March 9th, and Saturday March 10th at Union High School in La Porte City. Both shows begin at 7 PM. All seats are reserved and are $5.00 per seat.
New this year: Ticket sales are available online by going to https://unionhighschool.ludus.com. This convenient path allows you to pick your own seats and download tickets directly to your smart phone. If you prefer to pay cash you will need to come to the Union High School office between 8 AM and 3 PM weekdays.