Grease still the word as school revives beloved show

Summer dreams were ripped at the seams when Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts' production of Grease wrapped up earlier this year.

The show was a massive hit with audiences when the curtains went up in June with all 11 original performances, totalling 2500 tickets, selling out.

So after fielding countless calls from parents and the general public desperate for some more Greased Lightnin', it was only natural the show be resurrected for an encore season.

Danny, Sandy, the T-birds and The Pink Ladies will all take to the stage again this week for four shows, kicking off on Thursday night.

Head of music Ruth Ellevsen said the students were thrilled to get back on stage and end the school year with a bang.

"We're just hoping the community will support it and support the kids and it's a great opportunity to bring your family along before Christmas and sing the songs of Grease," she said.

"Everyone loves Grease."

The production has been nominated for seven prestigious Canberra Area Theatre Awards to be announced in February, with finalists chosen from school and semi-professional shows from across the state.

"This shows the calibre of our show, they're really talented, these kids literally go on to NIDA and WAAPA ," Ms Ellevsen said.

Money from the shows will go towards fitting out the school's theatre. Tickets can be purchased on the school's website at

Cast members of the production of Grease. Picture: KEN ROBERTSON

Cast members of the production of Grease. Picture: KEN ROBERTSON


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