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The Burger Palace Boys and Pink Ladies sing "Those Magic Changes." Photo by Susan Safford
The Burger Palace Boys and Pink Ladies sing "Those Magic Changes." Photo by Susan Safford

By Anna Marie D'Addarie - February 23, 2006

Audiences left the Performing Arts Center last weekend charged with the positive energy that flowed from "Grease." The musical "Grease" is hard not to love. The show's appeal is in its unapologetic view of the 1950's where greasers are the good guys and good girls happily go bad.

There were lots of good guys and gals in the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School production of "Grease." Strong leading roles, good supporting characters, and a talented production team made the show a great success. Kate P. Murray directed the musical, assisted by student Ed Cisek. Veteran stage manager Quinn Retmier ran the show, assisted by Otto Awqatty. The pit band was directed by Dan Murphy.

High-energy numbers like "Greased Lightnin'" and "Born To Hand Jive" rocked the house while more tender tunes like "Worse Things" sung by Annie Finnerty had the audience breathless.

Just like the characters they played, the cast and crew of "Grease" made memories that will last a lifetime.