The ever-popular musical set in a 1950’s high school was performed in the Bridget More Hall to a packed house this week.
Following national developments, the performances were bought forward, meaning rehearsal and prep time was very much reduced. However, in true Swanbourne spirit, the children worked incredibly hard to make sure the show went on. They worked through the day in dress rehearsals on Sunday and Monday, performing to the public on Monday and Tuesday evening.
Over 60 students from 10s and above did an amazing job of bringing the story of Danny and Sandy to life on stage. Starting with a full group performance of Grease is the Word, all the favourite hits from the show were performed including ‘Summer Nights‘, ‘Look at Me I’m Sandra D‘, ‘Those Magic Changes‘, ‘We Go Together‘ and, of course, ‘Greased Lightnin’‘.
Putting on a show like this requires a huge amount of work behind the scenes. Costumes were made at home and in school, parents helped with stage design and set up, and a team of seven pupils in stage crew worked on the essential back stage logistics needed to make the performance happen.
Swanbourne House has a passion for the performing arts and the whole team – staff and pupils – were incredibly proud of the final production.
A big thank you to all pupils, parents and staff who all went above and beyond in making our performance of Grease such a success.