Drama

Spring Musical

BLACKFRIARS MUSICAL 

 GREASE

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey

It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form. The too-cool-for-school “T-Birds” are stealing hub-caps and acting tough and their gum-snapping “Pink Ladies” are looking hot in bobby sox and pedal pushers. The 1950s high school dream is about to explode in this rollicking musical that is both an homage to the idealism of the fifties and a satire of high schoolers’ age-old desire to be provocative and rebellious. At the heart of the story is the romance between hot-rodding gangster Danny Zuko and the sweet new girl in town, Sandy Dumbrowski. They had a secret romance in summer, but now back in the context of school, peer-pressure and cliques make their love a bit more complicated. Can Danny maintain his cool dude status and still make demure Sandy his girl? The whole gang sings and dances around Danny and Sandy’s romance, through such hit songs as "Greased Lightnin'", "We Go Together”, and “Mooning”, recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. Starting off with an eight-year Broadway run, Grease is among the world’s most popular musicals and has a cult-like following, especially among teens!
 
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Friday, February 25 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, February 26 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, February 27 - 2:00 PM (MATINEE)
Thursday, March 3 - 7:00 PM 
Friday, March 4 - 7:00 PM 
Saturday, March 5 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 6 - 2:00 PM (MATINEE)

 
CAST LIST

Sandy Dumbrowski
Danny Zuko
Doody
Sonny Latierri
Betty Rizzo
Kenickie
Roger
Frenchy
Marty
Jan
Vince Fontaine
Miss Lynch
Radio Voice
Cha-Cha Digregorio
Patty Simcox
Eygene Florczyk
Johnny Casino
Teen Angel
The Pink Ladies
The T-Birds
BLACKFRIARS AUDITION PROCEDURE

Auditions for the 2022 Blackfriars Spring Musical - GREASE - will be held on Saturday, November 6 and Sunday November 7 in the McGonigle Theatre. To reserve your audition spot, please complete the Sign-Up Genius. Times are available in 15 minute increments beginning at 9AM on Saturday, running until 1PM. Sunday's auditions will begin at 1PM and run until 4PM. Interested students will audition in groups of up to six. Those auditioning for a lead role should be prepared to sing individually. 

Tips for auditioning for Musical Theatre
Before the Audition
  • Acquaint yourself with the musical – either read the script, watch a movie or video, check the Internet, YouTube or attend the show. Your audition will be better if you know what part you want. You will be confident and have a better audition.
  • BE ON TIME!!! DON’T BE LATE!!! Arrive at LEAST 20 minutes before your scheduled audition time, but be aware that sometimes auditions run earlier/later than your scheduled time.
  • Dress appropriately. Dress in good taste. Be comfortable in your attire so that your audition exudes confidence. Jeans are acceptable. Use common sense when dressing for an audition – sometimes you may be asked to move - dress in clothing that does not restrict movement.
  • Come warmed up. Rise early, sip warm (not hot) water with lemon and honey, stretch, vocalize and breathe. Our bodies are stiff in the morning. Early auditions can be a challenge, but you can conquer them with a good attitude. Avoid caffeine, dairy, energy drinks, soda and heavy foods. Tell yourself you will be great! Positive thoughts. Avoid worry! Arrive EARLY! Find a place you can warm up.
 
During and After the Audition:
  • Look and act confident as you the audition space – we will be auditioning in the Choir Room. Watch your posture. Slouching and shuffling indicates a lack of self-confidence. Keep your shoulders back, walk tall, head held high and step confidently on stage.
  • Sing with expression, volume and energy. Don’t overdo hand or arm motions or try to dance. Don’t grab your clothes or play with your fingers or hands. Just SING.
  • With the dialogue, keep the stage movements simple and unencumbered. Don’t try to stage the scene, but be familiar with the lines of the scene you are auditioning with.
  • After your audition, smile and say “thank you”.
  • Present a good attitude. Accept any part you are offered as an opportunity to grow and learn.
 
 
Faithful to Catholic Tradition and to our Dominican heritage of scholarship and service, Bishop Lynch High School promotes the development of the total person by bringing together a diverse community in a rigorous, college preparatory environment where students are taught to strive for excellence, seek truth, and work for justice in the world. - Founded in 1963