GREASE ends three-show run on high note


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The Grease cast rocked the B-A stage for three weekend shows.

Grease is the word! That’s a wrap on another successful musical at Bellwood-Antis!

The B-A music department preformed Grease over the past weekend, with nearly 3 full houses.

Coming on the heels of Beauty and the Beast last year, which was highly praised and awarded, the expectations were high for the musical department this season. Based on audience reactions and ticket sales, the cast and crew seemed to have exceeded those expectations.

Senior Carter Rettig, who played “Doody,” said that the musical went a lot better than the cast anticipated.

“We were all really nervous, after such a successful musical last year, we felt we really had to bring on our A game,” said Carter. “I think we have a really high chance of winning at the Isaacs.

The Isaacs are a musical competition held in May at the Mishler Theater similar to the Tony Awards on Broadway. All of the high school musicals in Blair County are in the competition, performing with routines from their shows in multiple categories.

Junior Annie Legrand, who played “Rizzo,” believes the musical went really well.

I just really loved working with such awesome people.. I’m really gonna miss them

— Julia Burns

”My favorite part was the hand jive dance. All of our flips and routines took months to practice and I’m glad all of our hard work payed off,” she said.

The cast performed 2 shows om Saturday, which had a majority worried that they would not perform up to standards on Saturday night from exhaustion, but the cast believes that was their best show. They had the most adrenaline, confidence, and energy during the show than they had before.

Senior Julia Burns, who played “Sandy,” also thought the performance went well.

“I just really loved working with such awesome people, I mean I’m really gonna miss them”

After closing night, the cast embraced in hugs and tears, especially the seniors. There were 9 seniors in this year’s musical, so the underclassmen will have big shoes to fill next year.

Junior Kimmy Bennet, who played a cheerleader, is ready to step up for the challenge next year.

“Next year will be a lot harder, we are losing our best, especially the people who have been doing musicals since middle school like Avery, Daman, and Carter.”

The cast is relieved that the show is over and went so well, but they are all going to miss their fellow castmates and the show.

Congrats to the cast and crew for such a successful production!