Feb. 1, 2013
The theatre and dance and the music departments at Morningside College will present the musical “Grease” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, through Saturday, Feb. 16, and at 2 p.m. Feb. 16 in Klinger-Neal Theatre, 3700 Peters Ave.
Set in the 1950s, good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fall in love over the summer. That fall they are surprised to find they are enrolled at the same high school. Suddenly it seems they may be too different for their romance to survive.
The show is directed by Betty Skewis-Arnett, with musical direction by Heath Weber. Others assisting with the show are Tracy Bennett as choreographer, Aaron Jacobsen as light designer; Kenton Jones as set designer; Steve Lundberg as vocal coach; and Randy Peters as costume designer.
General admission is $10. The college is taking reservations by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and by phone at 712-274-5702. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door.
The following students are cast members in the show:
From Sioux City: Mary Horton as Marty and chorus members Molly Baker, Haleigh Pigott and Mallory Sea.
From Iowa: Mike Oetken of Akron as Danny Zuko; Scott Haas of Algona as Roger; Nick Brincks of Carroll as Johnny Casino; Kyle McGlade of Council Bluffs as Eugene Florczyk; Scott Kruse of Guthrie Center as Teen Angel; Kara Bentz of Humboldt as Cha-Cha DiGregorio; Clay Ackerman of Huxley as Kenickie; Michael Lewis of Manson as Vince Fontaine; Donna Habinck of Mapleton as Miss Lynch; Melissa Richter of Rock Valley as Betty Rizzo; Brit Bortvit of Terril as Patty Simcox; and chorus members Lynsay Haverland of Dubuque, Rachel Hulshof of Ireton, Bailee Keizer of Missouri Valley and Devon King of Quimby.
From other states: Addi Morgan of Kansas City, Kan., as Jan; Cat Ruddy of Minneapolis, Minn., as Frenchy; Jescy Rodriguez of North Arlington, N.J., as Sonny LaTierri; Kyle St. Aubin of Omaha, Neb., as Doody; Nancy Seeman of Stanton, Neb., as Sandy Dumbrowski; and chorus members Jacqui Buhr of Hickman, Neb.; Calina Conner of McCook Lake, S.D.; and Elizabeth Planck of Omaha, Neb.
Student crew members are Tasha Drey of Storm Lake, Iowa, stage manager; Haley Gabriel of Holdrege, Neb., run crew; Michael Lewis of Manson, Iowa, sound production; Cristina McCrystal of Sloan, Iowa, co-house manager; Alexis McKee of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, run crew; Ronald Morton of St. Louis, Mo., wardrobe; Michael Stern of Santiago in the Dominican Republic, sound board operator; Alex Quinlain of Sioux City, co-house manager; and Charles Ummach of Sergeant Bluff, run crew.