McGraw High School
Book, Music and Lyrics by
JIM JACOBS and WARREN CASEY
GREASE is presented by special arrangement with
SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
March 16 & 17, 2018
High School Auditorium
McGraw High School will present the musical Grease in performances on Friday and Saturday. General admission tickets for the 7:30 p.m. showings may be reserved by calling (607) 836-3601, purchased at the McGraw High School Main Office, or at the door.
Grease, with book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, tells the story of 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, evoke the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head "greaser" Danny Zuko (played by senior River Milsapp) and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski (played by senior Marissa Jenney) try to relive the high romance of their "Summer Nights" as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as "Greased Lightnin'," "We Go Together," and "Born to Hand Jive" recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. An eight-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals, along with innumerable school and community productions place Grease among the world's most popular musicals.
Cast members include Donovan Avery (Doody), Wesley Baker (Johnny Casino), Jacob Bilodeau (Ensemble), Skylee Brown (Ensemble), Camdyn Caperton (Ensemble), Autumn Casterline (Ensemble), Angel Davis (Jan), Kyle Doty (Ensemble), Paige Euson (Ensemble), Hannah Fitzgerald (Ensemble), Matthew Heath (Eugene Florczyk), Noah Heath (Ensemble), Cassandra Hinkle (Ensemble), Marissa Jenney (Sandra Dumbrowski), Gabriel Kahle (Ensemble), Larissa Little (Frenchy), Neka Long (Ensemble), Caitlin Luzum (Ensemble), Keira Luzum (Ensemble), Nicholas Mancini (Ensemble), Abigail Maricle (Cha-Cha DiGregorio), Brandon Mayr, Jr. (Sonny LaTierri), Julianna Mayr (Ensemble), Tristin McGuinness (Kenickie), River Milsapp (Danny Zuko), Brok Montesano (Roger), Ashley Neff (Marty), Lyndsie Neville (Miss Lynch), Ryan Parks (Ensemble), Lena Pitcher (Ensemble), Jason Rude (Ensemble), Paige Simmonds (Ensemble), Jerred Stedwell (Vince Fontaine), Trinity Tanudjaja (Betty Rizzo), Jade VanWagenen (Patty Simcox), Lindsey Watrous (Ensemble), and Nicole Williams (Ensemble).
Thank you to our sponsors for their generous donations: Doty Home Improvement, Leach’s Custom Trash Service, Steve Little Electric, Cortland Seafood, Cortland Eye Center, and Goldwyn & Boyland Physical Therapy.