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‘Grease’ debuts at STAR Repertory Theater March 23

Escondido’s STAR Repertory Theatre, in collaboration with Jim Jacobs, will  present their production of “Grease The Musical,” at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, March 23-26. The show brings the T-Birds, the Pink Ladies and all the characters from the memorable musical to the Center.

Besides obtaining the rights to “Grease,” the STAR Rep was able to work with the co-writer and creator Jim Jacobs on this production. STAR Rep also purchased the rights to use the additional movie songs from the John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John version.

With a cast of over 53 actors and a live orchestra, this may be STAR’s biggest production so far.

STAR Rep teamed up with “Grease” co-writer and creator Jim Jacobs for the latest production of this all-American favorite. “Grease”  follows the ‘50s romance of innocent ingénue Sandy, and bad-boy greaser Danny as they enter their senior year at Rydell High. Danny believes their hot summer fling is over … until Sandy unexpectedly enrolls at his school.

The hit 1978 movie starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John quickly became a musical phenomenon with catchy sing-along tunes like “Summer Nights,” “You’re the One That I Want,” “We Go Together,” “Hopelessly Devoted to You” and “Greased Lightning.” This stage version, packed with high-energy choreography, remains a perennial favorite.

STAR Repertory Theatre is comprised of professional working performers, who have grown up through The Youth Theatre system, and are anxious to share their knowledge and experiences with today’s youth. STAR Rep’s youth theatre division is dedicated to ensuring that its rehearsals and performances are FUN, educational, and rewarding. STAR Rep’s adult theatre division is dedicated to providing top quality professional performances.

See dates and times below:

  • March 23 at 7 p.m. (Opening Cast) – T-Birds Cast
  • March 24 at 7 p.m. – Scorpions Cast
  • March 25 at 2 p.m. – Scorpions Cast
  • March 25 at 7 p.m. – T-Birds Cast
  • March 26 at noon – T-Birds Cast
  • March 26 at 5 p.m. (Closing Night) – Scorpions Cast

Tickets prices range from $14.50 and are on sale at www.STARrepertorytheatre.com. Discounts are available for seniors/students/military.

To view the Full Cast List: http://www.starrepertorytheatre.com/cast-list-grease-2016.php. For Tickets through the STAR Rep website: http://www.starrepertorytheatre.com/tickets-adults.php; through the CCAE Box Office website www.artcenter.org: or by calling CCAE Box Office at 800-988-4253; and Goldstar. Group ticket rates are available through STAR Rep and CCAE.

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