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Lincoln-Way East Students Set to Perform Grease April 23-25
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Lincoln-Way East students kicked off dress rehearsal this week for their spring musical of Grease. Students will rock audiences with their performance of Grease on Thursday, April 23, Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are available for $10 online at www.lwemusic.org or call Judy Arseneau at (815) 464-4344. There is a free dress rehearsal for senior citizens only on Wednesday, April 22 at 4:30 p.m. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. with general admission seating.

"Students will give a high-energy performance of this 1950's favorite that the whole community is sure to enjoy," said Matt Granger, producer and Lincoln-Way East Choral Director. "Our cast is excited to sing and dance and return to the days of hair grease, drive-ins and hot rods."

Students Danny Provis and Megan Arseneau will star as 1950's love birds Danny and Sandy. The cast also includes Tom Hoblin as Kenicke, Armando Terrones as Doody, Kyle Plourde as Roger, Levi Ruby as Sonny, Trevor Lewandowski as Eugene, Jake Juracka as Vince Fontaine, Collin Kavanaugh as Johnny Casino and Nick Calombaris as Teen Angel. Students Luiza Vitucci will play Rizzo, joined by Lauren McGrath as Frenchy, Alex Irby as Marty, Emma Hansen as Jan, Jacqui Michuda as Patty, Hannah Spiroff as Cha-Cha, Beth Ann Swan as Miss Lynch and Rachel Alexander as Blanche.

Other cast members include:

Pink Ladies: Maddie Bloomfield, Deonna Bolden, Molly Rose Cochran, Rachel Egan, Claire Juracka, Grace Juracka, Ellie Novotny, Jessica Sheetz and Kate Wardenburg

T-birds: Bobby Tervin, Brendon McCray, Erik Lynch, Jake Welker and Mark McCauley

Burger Palace Boys: Alex D'Ortenzio, Justin Daley, Malachy Murphy, and Mike Jones

Cheerleaders: Cassie Mikulich, Clara Glancy, Emily Cosgrove, Carrie Haas, Kiah Lewis, Megan Hussey, Paige Snyder and Riley Clarey

Students/Angels: Ariel Sargent, Ashley Williams, Colleen Sweeney, Gillian Genardo, Hannah Nicks, Hannah Treacy, Jacinda Forbes, Jordan Lavin, Julia Pavlik, Kelli Arseneau, Lily Regan, Rachel Schilke, Stephanie Provis and Summer Lecas

Featured Dancers: Alexa Rojas, Allison Plourde, Carrie Haas, Elena Karnezis, Emma Kamarauskas, Kari Johnston, Kelly Eckert, Kiah Lewis, Kylie Rogers, Logan Wallace, Mackenzie Marias, Moira Garvey, Rosemary Pimpinella, Sarah Weithers, and Tori Green

Pit: Miranda Daley, Sam Haupt, Ben Haupt, Joe Hertz, Katelyn Kavanaugh, John Koblosky, Renee Liden, Sam Passarelli, and Kaylee Williams

Production Assistant is Jake Sons; Director Assistants are Sedona Cady, Kiah Lewis, Allison Plourde, and Kylie Rogers; Vocal Assistant is Kate Wardenburg; Dance Captains are Megan Arseneau, Deonna Bolden, Rachel Egan, and Tom Hoblin, and Acting Assistants are Claire Juracka, Kyle Plourde, and Beth Ann Swan; the Pit Assistant is Miranda Daley.