In just a few short weeks, the curtains will go up on our Participant Theatre Production of Grease. Produced and directed by the Lambs Farm Fine Arts program, the cast is eager to take the stage and show off their hard work!
Our actors have practiced since May under the tutelage of co-directors/co-producers Susan Hoadley and Janine Neumann and are ready to perform. In addition to the cast, Participants also make up the choir and stage crew.
“We are excited to see them all shine on stage. It’s an opportunity for the Participants to show off their talents to their friends and family,” said Fine Arts Instructor Susan Hoadley.
We sat down with Michele Hendrickson, who plays Sandy, to ask her about the rehearsal process and her thoughts on the upcoming show:
Michele, why were you interested in being a part of Grease?
I like the character of Sandy from the movie because she is a “Miss Goodie Two Shoes.” I also just wanted to be a part of the plays here and I look forward to continuing in future plays.
How has the rehearsal process been for you?
It was fun preparing for our roles. We watched the movie to get ideas for how our characters would react to situations and we also got to do theater games to help our acting skills. There were a lot of improv games where we did things like pretend to open doors with cups.
Have there been any difficult aspects to rehearsing?
The song “We Go Together” has a lot of difficult lyrics that can leave you tongue-tied. I also have been having a hard time remembering some lines from the scene where Sandy is talking to Danny behind the bleachers after the pep rally. If I just read over my lines a couple times though I am able to figure it out.
What has been the most fun scene for you?
I like the end scene when Sandy gets to wear a leather jacket and I also like the pajama scene when Frenchie pierces my ear. It is really funny.
Lastly, why should people come see the play?
We can do a really good job portraying the characters. They would really enjoy the characters and the music!
Please join us for an inspiring performance!
We are just a couple weeks away from opening night, so purchase your tickets now – you will not want to miss this!
Gorton Community Center
400 E. Illinois
Lake Forest, IL 60045
September 21 at 7 pm
September 22 at 2 pm
Tickets are available online at www.lambsfarm.org or by contacting Martha Neigel at 847.990.3703 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Prices are $20 for adults and $10 for children 2-12. All proceeds will benefit our programs.