Tuesday, January 28, 2020

GREASE is the word in Mountrath as talented students get set for a magnificent musical extravaganza.

A colourful ‘Dress up Day’ was held at Mountrath Community School on Friday 17 January, as transition year students launched plans for their upcoming musical Grease.

School uniforms were swapped for cool leather jackets and rock ’n’ roll skirts, as teenagers dressed as Pink Ladies and Thunderbirds to herald their spectacular take on the legendary musical. The show will run at 8pm nightly at St Philomena’s Hall, Mountrath from Thursday to Saturday 5-7 March.

Claire Rothwell with members of the cast for their production of Grease the Musical at Mountrath CS

The musical is set in 1959 at fictional Rydell High School and follows ten working-class teenagers as they navigate the complexities of peer pressure, politics, personal core values and love. People are probably most familiar with the film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, but the show has also seen many stage incarnations. The music score features many hit songs, ranging from Hopelessly devoted to you to You’re the one that I want and title track Grease is the word.

Mountrath CS students will be busy rehearsing for the show over the next few weeks   with director Paul Norton, musical director Aiden Feeley and choreographer Julianne McNamara.

Tickets are available from the school office from 2pm to 4pm each Monday, Wednesday and Thursday on 057 8741080. Tickets are €15 for adults and €10 for children.

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