“Grease” Chosen As Annual Musical For Presbyterian School Eighth Graders
Presbyterian Middle School students recently performed their annual musical, featuring the Eighth Grade Class of 2009. This year’s show was a middle school version of Grease, the long-running Broadway story of teenage life and love in the 1950’s. Key roles were performed by Andrew Kennedy, who played Danny Zuko and Kate Chernosky, who played Sandy Dumbrowski.
Class time during the school year focused on acting techniques and small group singing and dancing. For student, Julia Levy, it was a time to “show people what I love to do… sing. Even though it is hard and embarrassing at times, I know that in the end it will be great.” Boys even discovered that it was fun to dance in a group.
“At first, I hated doing Grease, but after a couple of practices I started to really like it,” said Jackson Henry.
All eighth grade students are required to participate and produce a musical. After graduating from Presbyterian School some students may go on in theater while for others, the Presbyterian School musical will be their first and only theatrical experience.
“I enjoy working on our musical because the whole school comes together and it finally is our time to shine,” said eighth grader Maggie Wilson. “Ever since we were little kids, we have watched the older kids do their plays, and now it is our time.”