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It's electrifyin'! Pupils ensure slick musical goes like grease lightning; YOUR schools.

Byline: Lucy Lynch

A SELL-out performance of hit musical Grease complete with mirror balls, hair gel and a car on stage took cast and audience at The Woodlands Academy to the USA in the 1950s.

Staff and pupils at the all boy school in Broad Lane, Eastern Green, Coventry, teamed up with pupils from the all girl Tile Hill Wood School and Language College in nearby Nutbrook Avenue.

The pupils taking part were all between the ages of 13 and 18.

Tim Boyce played Danny Zuko and Abi Carruthers played Sandy Olsen impressing audiences with their version of the hit song You're the One That I Want Laura Hunt played Frenchie, Kelsey Checklin played Rizzo and Dan Houston played Teen Angel. There were a series of complicated scene changes. For the song Greased Lightning the T Birds rolled a sports car on to the stage.

Thomas Bartlett, creative and performing arts technician at The Woodlands Academy, said: "Woodlands Academy's cast danced off stage in style and have driven home the success achieved by students here at The Woodlands Academy and Tile Hill Wood girls' school.

"All of the performers exceeded our expectations and achieved the highest of standards while having fun. Grease is our best performance yet and if you missed it be sure to see the next performance at The Woodlands Academy."

The school is selling DVDs of the performance.


ON SONG: Tim Boyce as Danny Zuko and Abi Carruthers as Sandy Olsen
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Mar 19, 2012
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