‘Grease’ is the word at USCB Center for the Arts

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The University of South Carolina Beaufort’s Center for the Arts is bringing “Grease” to the main stage. The renowned show, featuring a beloved cast of characters, takes the audience on a ride as the 1950’s come alive with a story of teenage angst, “souped” up cars, and first loves. This celebration of rock and roll is full of hits from the popular movie adaptation, like “Summer Nights,” “Hopelessly Devoted,” “Sandy,” “We Go Together,” and many more.

Karl Wells and Elaine Lake star in the musical “Grease,” which debuted last weekend at the USCB Center for the Arts. Photo by Captured Moments Photography.
Karl Wells and Elaine Lake star in the musical “Grease,” which debuted last weekend at the USCB Center for the Arts. Photo by Captured Moments Photography.

Elaine Lake and Karl Wells lead the cast as the sweet and innocent “Sandra Dee” Sandy Dumbrowski and the leader of the burger palace boys, Danny Zuko. Together with the The Greasers and Pink Ladies, the gang brings out the highlights of the 1959 school year at Rydell High School. “Kenickie” and Betty “Rizzo” are played by James Duffy and Corrie Frohnapel; Doody and Sonny, played by Christian Osborne and Alex Long; Marty and Frenchy played by Lynleigh McLain and Angy Chancay;  Jan and Roger, played by Anna Schaffer and Andrew Hillis. The show is full of one-line comebacks, foot-tapping favorites, and swinging dance moves that will leave you begging for more. With the help of Patty Simcox and Eugene, played by Trissy Long and Noah Westman-Bart; Velma Polk wrangles the teenage bunch as Mrs. Lynch; and Daniel Bittick and Jason Lake bring the sounds of the 1950s alive as Johnny Casino and Vince Fontaine.

The creative team is comprised of Director Libby Ricardo, Musical Director Penney Smith, and Choreographer Valerie Hobbs. Together, this team staged an incredible version of one of Broadway’s most beloved hits.

The cast of "Grease" on stage at USCB Center for the Arts.
The cast of “Grease” on stage at USCB Center for the Arts.

Grease will run Saturday, Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m., with the final performance Sunday, Sept. 14 at 3 p.m.

Tickets are available online at USCB Center for the Arts or by calling the box office 843-521-4145. Adult admission is $25, seniors $20, and students $15. Grease is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

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