While it may not seem like it just yet, the evenings will soon be drawing in around us, meaning it’s time to think about what to do for the autumn….. You could, of course, do worse than take up evening classes for basket weaving, a foreign language or Aran sweater knitting. Or you could stay at home and rearrange your sock drawer. However, the best fun to be had this autumn will be taking part in Boyle Musical Society’s forthcoming production of the action-packed, fun-filled comedy musical, Grease!
Everybody should be familiar with the 1978 film, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Set in an American high school during the late 1950s, the film and indeed the stage musical are full of drama, comedy and classic songs like ‘Summer Nights’, ‘You’re The One That I Want’, ‘Greased Lightning’ and ‘Hopelessly Devoted to You’.
Hollywood and Broadway star, Chris O’Dowd made his acting debut when Grease was staged by St. Mary’s College and Scoil Críost an Rí, back in 1993. Chris has a few things on this autumn and he might not make rehearsals, so who is going to dig out their old leather jacket and trainers, to fill his shoes, this year?!!
Rehearsals for Grease will begin on Monday September 1st in St. Joseph’s Hall, Boyle at 8pm and a warm welcome is extended to all new, former and existing members to join up for twelve unforgettable weeks of music, singing, drama, dancing, comedy and lots more….
Rehearsals will continue in the Hall at 8pm on Thursday Sept. 4th and thereafter on Monday and Thursday nights. Our Musical Director Anne and Director/Choreographer, Vivienne will be on hand to outline the show to everybody, so come along and join the fun. It is hoped to have the principal parts in the show cast by mid September, so we are really expecting a big turnout at the first rehearsal.
Boyle Musical Society will stage Grease from Wednesday November 19th until Sunday November 23rd in St. Joseph’s Hall, Boyle.
For more information please go to www.boylemusicalsociety.com or follow us on facebook.
Written by Brendan McGee