POMEROY – McDonald’s in Pomeroy was the stage for students from Meigs High School as they performed selections from the musical “Grease” during a fundraiser Friday evening.
The weather cooperated to provide the group with summer-like temperatures, lending realism to the scene.
The setting was reminiscent of past days when the local eatery was a popular hangout for teens, and the costumed students created a nostalgic moment for many of the restaurants patrons. The group brought to life the imagery of Pink Ladies and T-Birds as cars circled through the parking lot.
The preview of their upcoming musical was part of a fundraiser in which the club received 20 percent of the profit from the McDonald’s Pomeroy location between 6-8 p.m. It also presented an opportunity for cast members to promote their upcoming performance April 8-9 at Meigs High School.
According to drama advisor Amy Perrin, the students have spent months preparing for “Grease” by practicing and rehearsing. Theater prep has included costume and stage designs, as well as sound and lighting. She said members are working hard to make the musical true to its original set.
Although set in the 1950s, “Grease” is a timeless production that saw it’s first introduction to the stage in 1971. It has appealed to all ages during its many interpretations throughout the years as it addresses the complexities of love, peer pressure, politics and individual core values.
As opening night approaches, cast members are anxious to take the stage for a full performance of “Grease” and are hopeful their promotions will entice the community to come out in support of their enterprise.
Contact Lorna Hart at 740-992-2155 Ext. 2551.