The all-American, 1978 musical Grease is commonly known for its singing, dancing and leather jackets. This upcoming weekend the Springfield College Best of Broadway club will be performing the hit musical, live on the Fuller Arts Center stage.
“I feel like it [Grease] is a really good show to go out on,” said Alex Lucey, the senior director of the production and also the president of the Best of Broadway club.
The show Grease was voted and decided on by last year’s Best of Broadway cast. With that, this year’s club has been preparing for the show since early first semester, from tryouts, to ordering the script, to finally rehearsing.
“The cast is really excited to put it on,” said Lucey. “I think you can really tell how much fun we are having when you watch it.”
The cast has been working really hard, bonding over the show of Grease. Being one of the smaller casts Lucey has seen, they mesh together well at rehearsals and in their preparation for the production.
“[They] are all really committed and very excited about it,” said Lucey.
Since the start of the semester, the cast has been practicing three times a week. Rising together for the occasion, the actors have been working hard and continue pushing towards Friday’s start date.
With many different aspects of the show, this last week has been a mix of rehearsals as well as set design for the production.
Being a senior, this is Lucey’s last year in the Best of Broadway club, but she looks forward to ending her career at Springfield College with Grease. She has been in the club for four years, but has been acting since her high school drama club. She will have a role in the play, along with directing it.
“I’ve been in the club since I was a freshman,” said Lucey. “I’ve grown as the club has grown.”
The first night of the show is on Friday, March 7. It will last until Sunday, March 9. Tickets will be sold in the Richard B. Flynn Campus Union until the day of the production for $3 for students and $5 for general admission.