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Grease is the word at St Brigid’s College

St Brigid's College's production of Grease.

St Brigid’s College’s production of Grease.


Excitement is building at Horsham’s St Brigid’s College as students prepare for the biggest production in the school’s history.
The college will present Grease in Horsham Town Hall next month.
Producer Rachel McGennisken said Horsham Arts Council life member Gerry Nicholls was on board to direct his first production in five years.
“He has been caring for family in Melbourne and drives up each week to teach drama and music at St Brigid’s and to direct Grease,” she said.
“We are really excited to have Gerry back and he is loving working with our students again. 
“Gerry’s Grease is going to be a big show – it’s going to be the biggest show we’ve ever done.
“Excitement is building and the cast enthusiasm and energy is growing day by day.”
The show transports the audience to Rydell High in 1959, where students face the struggles of their senior year and dealing with the uncontrollable passions of youth.
It includes songs made famous in the movie of the same name, featuring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John as Danny and Sandy.
Miss McGennisken said a talented cast would take to the stage for the Horsham show.
“Our lead Taliai Ioelu, playing Danny, is a recently discovered talent,” she said.
“This is his first production. He’s been working closely with Gerry and is going to be a huge star.
“Year-12 student Jessica Handisides, who travels from Stawell to St Brigid’s each day, plays the role of Sandy. Jess’s sweet, natural vocal qualities will delight audiences, while Sophie Trudel’s rich and mature vocals as Rizzo will thrill.”
The show’s directorial team also includes St Brigid’s production members Janine Kemp, Kate Farnham, Catherine Hobbs and Michelle Dooling alongside Horsham Arts Council’s Jess Wilson, Erin Boutcher, Sandra Wills and BLOC Music Theatre’s Chris Versteegen.
“They share a range of perspectives, expertise and talent with our students,” Miss McGennisken said.
St Brigid’s College will present Grease from July 27 to 29 at 8pm.
Tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 concession.
People can visit www.horshamtownhall.com.au or the town hall box office to buy tickets.
– Sarah Scully

EXCITED: Front, Jessica Handisides, as Sandy, and Taliai Ioelu, as Danny, get into character for Horsham St Brigid’s College’s production of Grease at Café Red Cherry with fellow cast members. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

EXCITED: Front, Jessica Handisides, as Sandy, and Taliai Ioelu, as Danny, get into character for Horsham St Brigid’s College’s production of Grease at Café Red Cherry with fellow cast members. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

EXCITED: Front, Jessica Handisides, as Sandy, and Taliai Ioelu, as Danny, get into character for Horsham St Brigid’s College’s production of Grease at Café Red Cherry with fellow cast members. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

EXCITED: Front, Jessica Handisides, as Sandy, and Taliai Ioelu, as Danny, get into character for Horsham St Brigid’s College’s production of Grease at Café Red Cherry with fellow cast members. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

EXCITED: Front, Jessica Handisides, as Sandy, and Taliai Ioelu, as Danny, get into character for Horsham St Brigid’s College’s production of Grease at Café Red Cherry with fellow cast members. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

EXCITED: Front, Jessica Handisides, as Sandy, and Taliai Ioelu, as Danny, get into character for Horsham St Brigid’s College’s production of Grease at Café Red Cherry with fellow cast members. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

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