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Musical ‘Grease’ this weekend at Warrensburg High

A show that for more than a generation has won the hearts of its audience is being presented soon by students of Warrensburg High School.

Members of the WCS Drama Club are staging the musical Grease as their 2013 production. Curtains will be raised on the show at 7:30 p.m. on three nights: Thursday March 21, Friday March 22 and Saturday March 23 at 7:30 pm.

The production is directed by WCS vocal director and drama coach Jim Corriveau, who has won acclaim regionally — and garnered media attention for more than a decade for his work with the local students.

Originally performed on Broadway, Grease has become the most popular drama presentation in high schools across the country. Set in the late 1950's,Grease brings many emotions to the stage: teenage rebellion, and it features beloved rock ‘n roll music of bygone times, celebrating the sounds of Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Elvis and the Everly Brothers.

The production features live music performed by accomplished musicians in a “pit” ensemble.

The WCS cast is full of energetic young actors — and inventive, artistically crafted sets, said Cindi Muratori, who has worked on WCS drama shows for years.

Thanks to Cronin's golf, there’s even a car to drive in the famous "Grease Lightning" scene, Muratori said.

The show features reserved seating.

Advance tickets are on sale now at the high school, 103 Schroon Rriver Road, or by calling 623-2861 ext. 212. Tickets will also be available on show nights. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors.

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