by Hannah Spahn/ Contributing writer
Have you ever had the chance to spend your summer with your true love and once the summer was over you went your separate ways?
That’s what happens to Sandy (played by Hannah Spahn) and Danny (Mitchell King) in the famous musical “Grease” being performed by French Creek Community Theater.
They believe they will never see each other again, but suddenly Sandy transfers to the high school where Danny attends. On Sandy’s first day she is befriended by Frenchy (Allison Shafer), a wannabe beautician.
They join Jan (Amber Festa), a compulsive eater; Marty (Ciara Petrick), the flirt; and Rizzo (Nicole Mauri); the leader of the Pink Ladies who despises girls like Sandy. Danny joins Kenickie (Sean Tepe), the owner of the car “Greased Lightning”; Roger (Kreig Spahn), the sarcastic mooning champ; Sonny (Thomas Hunter), the ladies’ man; and Doody (Austin Acel); the wannabe greaser.
When Danny and Sandy are reunited, Danny, trying to seem cool, pretends like nothing happened between them over the summer and Sandy learns the hard way what it’s like to be in love. As the plot evolves, we learn more about the characters and the troubles they face.
French Creek Community Theater, under the direction of Doug Burdick, will be performing “Grease.” Since the very beginning this theater group has been open to people from anywhere and of any age.
Josie Lazusky, 16, from Cochranton said, “The theater is like my second home. I couldn’t ask for a better group of people.” Besides for performing, the cast also volunteered their time at events like the Pumpkin Festival and the breast cancer awareness event “Think Pink” at Photographs by Julie.
Volunteering is a wonderful way to give back to the community and help others, and it is great that French Creek Community Theater is doing more than just performing shows.
Shannon Tepe, 15, from Cambridge Springs said, “It’s a great group of people who have helped me to come out of my shell and make new friends. I’ve had a ton of fun, and I recommend it to anyone who is interested.
Come and see what it’s all about in “Grease.”
Make your way down to the Academy Theater on November Friday an Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8. Come and join the fun!
And as we say, “A-wop-baba-lu-bop! A-wop-bam-boom!”
by Hannah Spahn/ Contributing writer
Friday's Light Up Night Meadville officially kicks off Christmas season
It’s once again time to welcome the holiday season to downtown Meadville with community spirit, excitement and fun.
Turkeys are funny-looking and tasty, but can they fly?
Turkeys are an ungainly mess of a bird. Their bodies appear too big for their scrawny legs, and they are pocked with all manner of bizarre anatomical structures, including snoods (fleshy bumps on their foreheads) and a dewlap (that distinctive flappy wattle under its neck). But amazingly, the bird - at least in its wild form - can fly.
Fellowship, fun and blessing of the crèche planned for Sunday Light-up Night in Conneautville
Conneautville’s annual Light-up Night and blessing of the crèche is Sunday at 6 p.m. in the borough on Main Street across from the library.
Conneaut Area Senior High School students offer holiday dinner to residents of Conneaut School District
A community dinner that’s open to individuals from the Conneaut School District area is Dec. 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Conneaut Area Senior High School cafeteria.
A short course on the history of Thanksgiving foods
Ask the people around the table on Thursday about the history of Thanksgiving, and most will say something about the Pilgrims.
Historical society offers holiday sale and open house
A Christmas open house with inventory reduction sale is Nov. 30, Shop Local Day, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Conneaut Lake Area Historical Society Museum, 150 N. Third St., Conneaut Lake.
Benefit book sale set for library Saturday
The Cochranton Area Public Library used book sale is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday is $3 bag day with bags provided by the library.
VIDEO: Holiday travel costs down this year
Traveling this Thanksgiving? Prepare to be stuffed along the way. Forty-three million people are expected to make the annual pilgrimage to the dinner table. Travel experts say costs are down this year and volume is expected to be high.
Old-school toys dominate holiday lists
There are two requests Don Mahoney, otherwise known as Santa Claus, keeps getting day after day: Barbies and Legos.
ARTS: Here's your listing for area exhibits and more for the week starting Nov. 21
ART SHOW: Our Lady Queen of the Americas Church in Conneaut Lake hosts its second annual art show on Nov. 24 from noon to 4 p.m. More than 25 artists and crafters from the parish are featured. The show includes a wine reception and music. The public is invited. The show will remain in plae on Nov. 25 and 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for additional viewing.
- More Entertainment Headlines
- Friday's Light Up Night Meadville officially kicks off Christmas season