“Like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong. Remembered forever as shoobop sha wadda wadda yippity boom de boom. Chang chang changitty chang shoobop. That’s the way it should be, wha ooohhhh, yeah.”
For those of you who know me, you know exactly where that’s from and that it’s one of my all time favorite movies. That’s right… GREASE!! This past weekend, my love and I went to see a local theatre put on the production with my grandmother and one of her friends. To say that it was amazing would be an understatement. It was brilliant, loved every minute of it and couldn’t help but to sing along. I would go back and see it again, over and over. Yes, it was THAT good! The individual parts were spot on and I couldn’t imagine anyone playing them other than the ones that did.
The theatre is a small, intimate setting styled theatre so no seat in the house is a bad one. The two hour production went straight through each scene/song without an intermission. They did pause for a little friendly twist battle between two audience members but that was it. That was the fastest I think I’ve ever experienced two hours going by. For Grease Lightening, they used a golf cart (again, it was a very intimate setting styled theatre). Remember in the movie during Blue Moon when the boys mooned everyone? Yep, they even included that (on more than one occasion). Ha ha! My sweets was hoping they were going to include the part where the hot dog jumps into the bun, but they didn’t. Maybe next time?
One of the funniest things was to watch during the entire performance was how much the Jan character ate. I laughed so hard, she played that part perfectly between the fruit cups, twinkles, and even hamburgers. All in all, I was in awe and wanted to watch it again. I want to give a huge kudos to the Winston Salem Theatre Alliance and I look forward to seeing more of their productions in the future. That’s it for now, folks!
For more information on the theatre and future productions you can visit their Facebook page here.