Over an intense three days before Ski Week, the cast and crew of Grease staged four phenomenal performances at the McPherson Playhouse in Victoria, demonstrating boundless talent, imagination, creativity and energy as they took the audience back in time to tell the tale of teenage paramours Sandy Dumbrowski and Danny Zuko, the T-Birds and Pink Ladies, and the rest of Rydell High School in 1959.
A stellar cast, with Grade 12s in most of the key roles, rose to the occasion and put on brilliant shows night after night. And it wasn’t just the stars, but the entire cast, who stepped up.
Josef J. and Ariel M. starred as Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbrowski, respectively, returning after taking lead roles in last year’s production of The Addams Family. But they were far from the only standouts in an ensemble cast that also featured outstanding performances from – among others – Georgia G. as Rizzo, Keegan L. as Kenickie (“He killed every night,” said director and co-producer Mr. Salvatore Interlandi), Sharm P. as Marty, Grant N. as Doody, Luke V. as Roger, Emmett N. as Sonny, Clara P. (stepping up in her first and last year at Shawnigan) as Patty, and Grace S. as Frenchy.