The Student News Site of Sanger High School



This or That
This or That
April 11, 2024

Insight on Grease: The Musical

Everything you need to know about the spring musical
Briana Barajas

     This year’s spring musical is a production of Grease, originally a Broadway musical written by Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs. The musical comprises 19 songs, including songs from the movie and original songs made for the play production.  

     Bonnie Gonzalez says  “I chose Grease because it is a fun, high-energy show”. 

     Rehearsals for the musical started January 30th and rehearsals will go on until April 11th which is when final performances start. Performances of Grease will be held from April 11th through April  20th 

     When asked about how preparations for the play have been going, Gonzalez replied,  “The rehearsals have been going great so far.” 

     The first Broadway production of Grease: The Musical opened on June 7th, 1972. The adapted  version that Sanger High will be performing  is different and a new experience from the movie because it adds additional songs that are not in the movie. 

     Maisie Van Vleet, who plays the main character Sandy, says she auditioned for the role because she “thought it would be fun to audition for a role very different from the ones I usually audition for.”  

     Daniel Patterson, another actor in the spring musical who plays Kenickie says he auditioned in this musical because he “auditioned because [he] love[s] acting and the whole process that it takes in order to put on a performance”. 

     Auditions for Grease ran from January 22nd through the 26th; auditions included a dance portion, acting, and singing portion. 

     Gonzalez adds,“It is always a challenge to select a cast because everyone brings something unique to the audition”. 


     Some of the main characters in this performance are Danny, Sandy, Rizzo, Kenickie, and Frenchy. 

     Van Vleet says she thinks,“I think Rizzo is a very popular character because a lot of young girls relate to her.” 

     Grease on Broadway is a big musical event that has won nine awards.   

    Patterson adds that his favorite part of the production is “The story…because we haven’t done a high school type musical, which makes everything more relatable and funnier.”

     Overall the cast seems to be loving the show so far. Van Vleet adds,  “Enjoy the show!!”.

Leave a Comment
Donate to Hi-Lights

Your donation will support the student journalists of Sanger High School. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
About the Contributors
Esther Blanton
Esther Blanton, Photo Editor
Esther Blanton is a 17 year old senior. This is her first year in journalism, she hopes to go to reedley college in the fall after she graduates. Her favorite subject is science and Ela in the future she hopes to be a marine biologist in the future or a psychologist. In her free time she enjoys watching YouTube and television..   
Briana Barajas
Briana Barajas, Sports Editor
This is Briana Barajas. Briana is a senior attending Sanger High School; she has been attending Sanger High for 3 years. Briana left Sanger High for a short period of time but has returned back and we could not have been happier for her to join Journalism. Journalism and digital photography are a couple of her favorite hobbies. Briana is the happiest when she is with her friends and when editing in Adobe Photoshop. Being involved in social media and news editing is her passion and she hopes to take higher steps in journalism.   
Donate to Hi-Lights

Comments (0)

All Hi-Lights Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *