*Photo by Jeff Miller
(Gillette, Wyo.) Campbell County High School is performing “Grease: School Version” this weekend.
Tim Bessette, theater teacher at the high school, said they’ve traditionally done a musical in the fall.
With the “Grease” production, their time was limited by the delay in getting the rights. Usually it takes just a couple weeks, Bessette said, but for “Grease” it’s taken a few months.
Brittany Poitra, who is directing the play said, despite the delays, the students have adapted to the limited time frame.
“The students have been doing really well,” she said.
The production features some 50 students, playing a variety of roles in the entire production. That includes building sets, lights, sound, stage managing, and musical production. And they don’t necessarily play just one role.
“A lot of time that all intermixes….We try to get them involved with every aspect we can,” he said.
Emily Long, who plays one of the Pink Ladies, Marty, kind of fell into theater. She was doing something for the yearbook and, in the course of that, was encouraged to participate in the play.
“And I just went with it,” she said.
The students perform “Grease: School Version” at the Campbell County High School Auditorium tonight and Saturday at 7 p.m. and also Saturday at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students, seniors, and military.