Crescent College Comprehensive Presents Grease the classic 50’s hit musical. The cast is compiled of Transition Year students which will hold their opening show this Friday, November 25 at 8pm.
The show features the comic exploits of the T Birds and The Pink Ladies, made famous by the performances of Olivia Newton John and John Travolta from the 70’s. This will be most of the students first time on stage.
The show is produced and directed by teachers of the school, Lisa Bennett-Quaid (English) and Roisin Lavery (music). The show also showcases the choreographic talents of Limerick born Killian Fitzgerald.
Lisa Bennett-Quaid has a Masters in Drama and understands the importance drama has on young people. She expresses how: “It helps with their confidence, memory and verbal skills and gives students motivation which they take with them into their lives outside of school. Most of all it instills them with a sense of fun, which reduces stress and anxiety in our very busy pressurized lives. With increasing pressure on young people, Drama and the Performing Arts help to create a positive mental awareness in young people”.
Last year, the school performed ‘Me and My Gal’ the 1942 American musical film directed by Busby Berkeley and starring Judy Garland, Gene Kelly. The musical was highly successful, which came as no surprise seeing as each show conducted by Crescent Comprehensive always goes down in the records as the best one to date. Crescent College Comprehensive Presents Grease.
The school has a long-standing successful reputation for drama and the performing arts with a wide support from both the school and the local community.
Tickets are priced at €10 for an Adult and €5 for a child, which can be purchased directly at the school.
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