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Grease is the word

Post by Craig Sailor / The News Tribune on June 25, 2008 at 5:08 pm |
June 25, 2008 5:08 pm

Tacoma Musical Playhouse is finishing its 14th season with “Grease” in July.

If you aren’t familiar with the story (maybe you have an unexplainable fear of John Travolta) here’s how TMP describes their show:

Set in fictional Rydell High School, this vibrant show celebrates a time when the word "teenager" was in the process of being coined by the Class of ’59, bobby socks were fashionable, and beehive hairdos were cool. It’s the love story of Sandy and Danny as they make their way through a world of the Burger Palace, drive-ins, massive cars, hula hoops, Brylcreem, and milkshakes. With songs like "Greased Lightning" and "Beauty School Dropout," Grease bursts with rocking vitality and just plain fun. Frenchy’s obsessive change of hair color, the dancing contest with the seductive Vince Fontaine, and the dangerous Cha-Cha all depict the growing pains of a bygone generation.

The show runs July 11 through Aug. 3 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. The production is at Narrows Theatre, 7116 Sixth Ave. Tickets are $23/adults, $21/students/seniors/military and $16/children 12 and under. For tickets or more information you can call 253-565-6867 or go to at www.tmp.org

John Travolta, as far as I know, will NOT be appearing.

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