|Danny Zuko and T-Birds with their car, Greased Lightning|
|Nicole Yong as Danny Zuko [Left] and Cailin Ho as|
Sandy Olsson, in the lead roles
|Lee Hui Zhen as Frenchy [Right], giving|
her advice about boys, to Sandy
After the roles were cast late last year, rehearsals started in January. While the choir first practiced separately, they soon joined the cast for combined rehearsals in the school hall. For them, it was an absolute thrill and an unforgettable experience to rehearse in front of D’Cruz, now based in
who came to give her professional input to help them perfect their presentation. Kuala Lumpur
|Elizabeth Tang provided piano accompaniment |
for the performance
|Danny and Sandy singing, "You're the one that I want"|
backed by the Convent choir
|Frenchy [3rd from Left] and the Teen Angel played by|
Mariz Choo [3rd from Right] performing, "Beauty School
Dropout" with the Convent choir
|Soloist, Tessa Tan, singing "Hopelessly Devoted to You"|
The key characters had their dialogues prerecorded in their own voices complete with animation and the right intonation and it was commendable that in the show, their lip-syncing with the recording was almost unnoticeable.
While the recorded voices kept the dialogue clear, the choir singing and music from the piano accompaniment by Elizabeth Tang, was performed “live.” It was also good that soloists were given the opportunity to showcase their singing talents when they sang the solo songs for several characters.
|Souvenir merchandise like T-shirts and button badges|
were sold at the foyer
At the end of this project, it looked like the students not only improved their choir singing and English language skills but also learnt from the moral issues in this story.
|The cast and choir in the exciting finale of Grease the musical|
A version of this article was published in The New Straits Times, Streets Johor on 9 May 2013