The classic musical 'Grease' is coming to High River for the first time.

The Windmill Theatre Players are putting it on as their first performance of 2024.

It's also their 50th anniversary this year and Grease marks their 99th show.

First time director but longtime member Karen Stevenson has been waiting for this moment since she was a young girl and watched the movie at the Wales Theatre in High River.  And with it being her director debut she's helped out by Jim Goodwin who will be co-directing with her.

Stevenson said you can expect a top-notch performance in April. 

"And we had just an amazing turnout of talent come out. I think we had over forty people auditioning, we filled thirty-two parts. I can't believe how well it's going. I'm so excited for this show, I think it's going to be one of our top five Windmill shows."

And they're bringing back dinner theatre too which kicks off the debut show on Friday April 19.

"We have dinner theater on that Friday and Saturday with buffet dinner from six till seven and then curtains at seven-thirty. And we have six shows in total and the last show is Saturday April 27th."

The cast is having fun at rehearsals (Windmill Theatre Players Facebook page)The cast is having fun at rehearsals (Windmill Theatre Players Facebook page)

They also have a couple of matinees. 

Stevenson also shared that it will be their first performance on the new stage floor at the Highwood Centre too.

And something else will be new for this performance.

"We have a car, one of our local artists, Ron Schmidt he is going to make us a car which is fantastic because we weren't quite sure what we were going to do. And he has agreed to make us a car."

And as far as the two main characters go, Sandy and Danny will be played by Brooklyn Stevenson, her 26-year-old daughter, and Gus Ransom is taking the role of Danny.  You might remember Gus from the WTP's previous performance of 'Young Frankenstein'. 

Go to their website for times, dates and tickets.

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