The Carrollton Teen Theatre will present the ultimate back-to-school rock and roll musical, Grease, at the Carrollton Center for the Arts, August 1-4.
Grease was first produced on the stage in 1971. When it closed its original run in 1980, it was Broadway’s longest-running musical. The story follows Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson during their senior year at Rydell High School where they are unexpectedly reunited after a summer romance. Danny, Sandy and their friends navigate the social scene of the 1950s set to a soundtrack of some of Broadway’s most legendary music.
“Memories of high school flood my mind often,” said Arts Superintendent Tim Chapman. “The awkwardness of trying to fit in with different groups and, of course, those monumental events like school dances and graduation. This iconic musical takes everyone back to those high school days as we celebrate the end of summer.”
Over the years, different productions of Grease have featured adapted versions of the story and incorporated different songs selected from the Broadway show and film. Carrollton’s version will add a dimension of character study to the music and fun of the show.
“We wanted to focus on the relatable side of these high school characters,” said Lauren Kuykendall, the show’s director. “The choreography is fast and fun, the music is so catchy, but at the end of the day— we want people leaving the theatre with a better understanding of who these characters are as people. Not to mention, we are dealing with some of Georgia’s most talented teenagers.”
Chapman said the Teen Theatre show will feature a host of special effects not seen before in local productions, including a digital video wall and a new LED lighting system.
What: Carrollton Teen Theatre presents Grease: The Musical
When: Aug 1–3, 7:00 p.m.; Aug 4, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Carrollton Center for the Arts
Tickets: $15 Adults, $10 Youth (12 and younger) at carrolltonarts.org.
Sponsors: Paradise Auto Spa and University West Georgia School of the Arts
For questions concerning the Carrollton Center for the Arts, please call Arts Superintendent Tim Chapman at (770)