SFU to Present Musical “Grease” This Weekend


The Fine Arts Program will present the musical Grease at JFK Auditorium this weekend.

Showtimes are Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, Grease follows several Rydell High School students as they transition from adolescence to young adulthood.

Assistant Professor of Theatre Lance Mekeel, costume designer Bonnie Resinski and sophomore English major Colette Costlow have put their own spin on this weekend’s musical.

The show will include black-and-white props and 1950s-inspired portraits of the cast placed around the auditorium.

“For us, as a production team, Grease is an important historical document,” said Mekeel. “To bring that to light, we felt it would be appropriate to frame this production like you were looking at a yearbook from 1959.”

Mekeel praised the work of the students involved with the production, from those that attendees will see on stage to those working behind the scenes.

“The best part of working on this show is the students,” said Mekeel. “Our students are working in all aspects of this production and it has made the experience all the more rewarding.”

Sophomore Avery Beunier-Lucas plays the spunky character Cha Cha and a “Pink Lady” in the ensemble.

“Since this show was the first one I was on stage for, I was very nervous about the lines,” said Lucas. “The students and instructors, however, made learning the lines, dances and scenes enjoyable.”

General admission tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. The shows on Saturday and Sunday include dinner, for those who are interested. Dinner-theatre tickets are $35.