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Grease Musical: A Review

September 5, 2014

My love for watching theater plays started when I was in college. The first play I saw must be really great because after that one there are countless of plays that I went to see. I really admire the actors from theater students to professional ones. I think it’s because acting in front of a big crowd is much more intimidating than acting in front of the camera. They play their roles as if no one is watching! And they have really high focus level!

Last night, my dear friend John invited me to watch GREASE The Musical at Angeles University Foundation auditorium by the AUF Repertory Theater & AUF Performing Arts directed by Tony Mabesa.

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Even though I have my crazy schedule, I agreed to join him to watch the last show.
Unfortunately we were fifteen minutes late! And the show started at exactly 6pm. We were a little bit sad because the auditorium was really packed with students and the only remaining seats available are at the farthest part of the hall. Luckily John told the staffs that he was the friend of the lead actress and they easily escorted us–at the first row!!! I didn’t know that we were really expected to watch the show!

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But what is Grease all about?

Grease is a 1978 American musical romantic
comedy film directed by Randal Kleiser and
produced by Paramount Pictures. [2] It is
based on Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs’ 1971
musical of the same name about two lovers in
a 1950s high school. The film stars John
Travolta , Olivia Newton-John , Stockard
Channing , and Jeff Conaway . It was
successful both critically and at the box office.
Its soundtrack album ended 1978 as the
second-best selling album of the year in the
United States , behind the soundtrack of
Saturday Night Fever, another film starring
Travolta.

Before the showing night I watched the old film online. And yes! Even though the film was really old it was a classic! I think this is the Highschool Musical film of the 70’s.

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And before we even knew, it was time for the last bow. The show was really great and every character from the original film was performed well by the actors. Plus the good set of songs performed that night are really good! We had LSS that night!! *Currently playing in my head: Well-a, well-a, well-a, uh!
Tell me more, tell me more
Was it love at first sight?
Tell me more, tell me more
Did she put up a fight?*

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We were lucky enough to have some photos with the cast.

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Thanks to my friend, John, soon-to-be a blogger, for inviting me to see this play!

See you on my next adventure!

-camille

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