IT’S time to dust of the leather jackets – and put on your dancing shoes, because ‘Grease’ is coming to the Ardhowen Theare.
Enniskillen Light Operatics’ (ELO) latest production is the hit musical Grease, and the public is invited to come along for an ‘electrifying’ run of performances.
Grease follows the on-off romance between squeaky clean new girl at school Sandy, and Danny, the ultra-cool leader of the T-Birds.
The T-Birds and their counterparts, the Pink Ladies, are familiar to us all from the classic 1978 movie with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.
However, it’s the fantastically catchy songs: From ‘Summer Nights’ to ‘Greased Lightning’ to ‘You’re The One That I Want’ that really makew Grease a fun, toe-tapping show.
Under the all-seeing eyes of directors Ryan Moohan and John McCann the highly talented cast have been rehearsing since September, and everything is coming together now.
The T-Birds rule the school behind Danny, their king of cool, while the Pink Ladies strut across the stage like they own it.
The main cast are supported by a fabulous chorus who deliver stunningly energetic dance routines.
The staggering moves which inject so much life into the show have been put together by Roslea born choreographer Shauneen Beggan.
Shauneen is a graduate of the College of Dance in Dublin and has appeared in a number of previous ELO productions.
She has worked unceasingly with the cast to perfect the electrifying energy of iconic numbers such as We Go Together and Born To Hand Jive.
Music for the show is in equally talented hands. Musical director Jackie Cassidy, a music teacher in St Eugene’s College, Roslea has putting the cast through their paces learning the great songs from the show like Summer Nights and Sandy.
Joining Jackie in the orchestra pit is band leader Stephen Crooks. Stephen conducts Murley Silver Band and is the founder of the Fermanagh/Tyrone Brass Summer School.
He has juggled his studies at the Royal Irish Academy of Music to bring together a band of highly accomplished musicians to deliver the shows much loved tunes.
Grease runs in the Ardhowen Theatre from December 4 until December 13. Tickets are available from the Ardhowen box office on 66325440 or online at www.ardhowentheatre.com.