TU Department of Theatre Presents Grease Oct. 7 - 16

Thursday, September 30, 1999

Published on 9/30/99

“Grease” is the word when The University of Tulsa Department of Theatre opens its 1999-2000 season. The rowdy musical, written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, will be performed Oct. 7 - 16 in TU’s Chapman Theatre in Kendall Hall, south of Fifth Place and Florence Avenue.

TU Theatre and the Rydell High Class of 1959 will take audiences for a trip down memory lane. The gum-chewing, hot-rod loving boys with leather jackets and their wise-cracking girls in bobby sox and pedal pushers will keep audiences dancing in their seats as they capture the sound and look of the 1950s.

This production is led by guest director Ray Limon, who is associate artistic director for the Moonlight Amphitheater in Vista, Calif. With over 100 productions to his credit, this California-based director/choreographer recently received the Los Angeles Robby Award for Best Musical in 1998 for his production of “The Mystery of Edwin Drood.”

“I am very impressed with the caliber of talent at TU,” said Limon. “It will be a great show with exciting performances.”

Terry Silver-Alford, TU professor of musical theatre, is musical director for the production. The costume designer is Yslan Hicks Pasco and scenic designer is Curt Selby. Aaron Mooney is lighting director and Jonathan Scott Chinn is stage manager.

The cast is comprised of 24 students, including Jennifer Ann Hover as Sandy and Jeff Loyd as Danny.

Performances will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 7 - 9, Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 14 - 16 and 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10 and Saturday, Oct. 16. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for Tulsa area students and senior citizens, and $2 for TU students, faculty and staff. Tickets may be purchased at the door, at the TU Box Office in Kendall Hall or by calling 631-2567. Box office hours are 12 - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.