June 18 - 30, 2019
Maine State Music Theatre and The Public Theatre Team Up to Present Grease the Musical
Step back in time to Rydell High's class of 1959. The duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, bring the 1950's back to life in this rollicking musical. Head "greaser" Danny Zuko and "good" girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to rekindle the romance of their "Summer Nights" as the rest of the gang sings and dances their way through the songs "Greased Lightnin'," "We Go Together," "You're the One That I Want," “Born to Hand Jive,” and many more.
Book, Music & Lyrics by JIM JACOBS & WARREN CASEY
Featuring Interns from the Educational Fellowship Program at Maine State Music Theatre.
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The show, which runs June 18 – June 30, 2019, will broaden the offerings for The Public Theatre, which does not typically present musicals, and allows Maine State Music Theatre to expand its reach into the Lewiston/Auburn area.
“When the possibility of having The Public Theatre and Maine State Music Theater do a co-production was first brought up we jumped at the idea,” said Christopher Schario, TPT’s Executive/Artistic Director. “We think that combining the strengths of our organizations will create a production that will surprise and delight both of our audiences.”
With this co-production, Curt Dale Clark, MSMT’s Artistic Director said, “we hope to harness the best parts of both theaters to bring patrons a new and unique experience. “We want to expand their opportunities to experience theatre beyond what each institution is capable of on their own.”
The cast and costumes will come from MSMT and the production will be directed by Schario and performed on TPT’s stage in Lewiston, making the show a true artistic collaboration. According to Schario: “Our audience probably doesn’t know that I started out as a young actor in musicals and actually performed in the National Tour of Grease many years ago. For me directing this production will be a true blast from the past.”
Early conversations revealed that although the theaters seem very different in size and shape, “we are totally on the same page about the best way to create a truly special production that will bring our audiences together,” said Schario.