ARC's 2011 musical production was Grease. This marked the Company's 15th year anniversary. Grease also had a MINI SITE which contains a great visual record of the show.
|Dates and times:|
|Friday 8th July at 8pm (Gala Opening)|
|Saturday 9th July at 8pm|
|Wednesday 13th July at 8pm|
|Thursday 14th July at 8pm|
|Friday 15th July at 8pm|
|Saturday 16th July at 2pm (Matinee) and 8pm|
Producers (ARC Committee)
|Vice President||Nicholas Barca
Jaclyn De Vincentis
|Assistant Director||Brentton Peacock
|Assistant Choreographer||Brianna Evans
|Sonny||Giulian De Vincentis
|Jan||Jaclyn De Vincentis
**Kenickie was originally to be played by Julian Campobasso but due to an injury he was not able to perform the role.
|Stage Manager||Matt Wheatland
|Assistant Stage Manager||Amanda Warner
|Costume Design and Co-ordination
|Front of House Co-ordinator||John McTiernan|
|Graphic Designer||Frank Gullone|
|Lighting Operator||Jessica Cornish
|Minisite Creator/Designer||Jaclyn De Vincentis
|Multimedia Manager||Luisa Tascone
|Set Construction Manager||Matt Wheatland|
|Assistant Set Construction Manager||Giulian De Vincentis|
|Sound Designer||Marcello Lo Ricco|
|Sound Operator||Dean Gourley
It's 1959 and Rydell High School's rebellious, happy, thrill-loving students start a new year. We're introduced to The "T Birds" and "Pink Ladies" ("Grease (is the word)")
There is a new girl at school - Sandy Dumbrowski. She and the leader of the T Birds, Danny Zuko, had a brief love affair the summer before, but the it ended for them with unresolved feelings of love. In describing the fling to the Pink Ladies - Jan, Marty, Frenchy, and Rizzo, Sandy focuses on the emotional attachment that she and Danny had, while Danny lies to the Boys - Roger, Doody, Sonny, and Kenickie, about the physical aspects of their relationship ("Summer Nights"). Sandy and Danny are re-united at school, and while Sandy is happy to see Danny, he brushes her off, unsure of how hanging with a 'good girl' will affect his image. Afterwards, the boys gather at the locker hall as Doody, the youngest T Bird, shows off his new guitar. The rock star wannabe gives an impromptu concert and dreams of stardom. ("Those Magic Changes").
Marty hosts a pyjama party and invites Sandy. The girls experiment with wine, cigarettes, and pierced ears, and talk about boys. Marty tells about her long-distance courtship with a Marine ("Freddy, My Love"). Meanwhile, the boys are busy stealing hubcaps and teasing Kenickie about his new (used) car ("Greased Lightning").
Danny sees Sandy again and tries to apologize for his behaviour, but she is hurt to find out what's been said about her. Head cheerleader Patty Simcox interrupts to prompt Sandy to practise and to tease Danny about his latest indiscretions.("Rydell Fight Song"). The kids take their newfangled portable radios for a rock and roll picnic in the park the day before the dance. Roger shares his love for Jan and his favorite hobby ("Mooning") and Rizzo teases Danny for falling for a girl who resembles the excessively proper teenage ingénue, Sandra Dee ("Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee"). Sandy catches Rizzo poking fun at her and in turn realises that Danny is putting her off to be cool and wishes she had never met him. Whilst tensions are high between characters, the kids manage to laugh and joke in each other's company in readiness for their upcoming school dance. The kids declare that, despite any differences, they will "always be together" and will always be friends ("We Go Together").
It's the night of the dance and the kids are excitedly preparing for their big night. ("Shakin' At the High School Hop") The most popular Radio disc jockey, Vince Fontaine, is the MC at the dance and is warming the kids up for the hand-jive dance contest. Kenickie arrives with his blind date, Cha-Cha DiGregorio, but quickly dumps her to pair off with Rizzo. Danny originally enters the contest with Rizzo, but she instead chooses to dance with Kenickie. Meanwhile, Kenickie pairs Danny up with Cha-Cha despite Danny's protest. He and Cha-Cha then proceed to win the dance contest ("Born to Hand Jive"). Meanwhile, alone in her bedroom, Sandy hears the news of Danny and Cha-Cha. She feels betrayed but cannot stop thinking about Danny ("Hopelessly Devoted to You").
A few days later at the Burger Palace after school, a couple of the guys run into Frenchy, who flunked out of Rydell and has now dropped out of beauty school since she failed all of her classes. Frenchy dreams of having a guardian angel, always there to offer advice ("Beauty School Dropout"). Danny, who has taken up track in order to win back Sandy's affections, does not know that Cha-Cha’s boyfriend’s gang has challenged the guys to a rumble. He is more concerned about patching things up with Sandy at the Twi-Light Drive In, but he moves too fast for her, and she leaves Danny alone, heartbroken. ("Sandy") A couple days later, the "greasers" are having a party in Jan’s basement ("Rock ’n’ Roll Party Queen"). Rizzo is worried that she is pregnant, but to spite Kenickie, she tells him he is not the father. Rizzo rejects the kids' offers of help, especially Sandy's ("There Are Worse Things I Could Do"). Sandy contemplates what she needs to do to fit in at Rydell ("Look at Me; I'm Sandra Dee [Reprise]").
The next time Sandy meets Danny, along with the T Birds, she has transformed herself into a greaser's dream date with a little help from the Pink Ladies. ("You're the One That I Want"). Rizzo reveals that she is not pregnant, and she and Kenickie reunite. Finally, "The whole gang's back together again" and all ends happily ("We Go Together [Reprise]").