Waterville High School Drama

THIS YEARS WORK

Waterville High School Drama

THIS YEARS WORK

 

THE STORY: It’s 1958, summer is over and Rydell students return to school, ready to reunite with their friends and exchange stories of their summer conquests. Danny Zuko, leader of a local gang, tells his love affair on the beach with a mysterious girl. While sweet Sandy Olsson, the new girl from town, tells the story of her summer love with an unknown boyfriend. When it is discovered that the stories of Danny and Sandy are about each other but do not coincide, Sandy feels humiliated and Danny will have to fight to win it again. To do so, he will have to resort to all kinds of romantic ideas and recover it.

 

Well, it’s that time of the year when the Waterville High School Drama team begin rehearsals for our upcoming musical Grease.

Most of you will know about this 1978 American musical romantic comedy film based on the 1971 musical of the same name. Written by Bronte Woodard and directed by Randal Kleiser in his theatrical feature film debut, the film depicts the lives of two high school seniors: a bad boy (played by John Travolta) and a good girl (played by Olivia Newton-John) in the late 1950’s.

 

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Students reading for parts in Grease.

First gathering of pit band for Grease.

Cast set. First reading through of Grease.

Grease was successful both critically and commercially. Its soundtrack album ended 1978 as the second-best selling album of the year in the United States, behind the soundtrack of the 1977 blockbuster Saturday Night Fever, and earned the film its lone Oscar nomination for “Hopelessly Devoted to You” (which lost the Academy Award for Best Original Song to Donna Summer’s “Last Dance” from Thank God It’s Friday at the 51st Academy Awards).

Grease – Music Video: Hopelessly Devoted to You

Hopelessly Devoted to You Lyrics – Olivia Newton-John

Guess mine is not the first heart broken
My eyes are not the first to cry
I’m not the first to know there’s
Just no getting over you
You know I’m just a fool who’s willing
To sit around and wait for you
But baby can’t you see there’s nothing else for me to do
I’m hopelessly devoted to you
But now there’s no way to hide
Since you pushed my love aside
I’m outta my head hopelessly devoted to you
Hopelessly devoted to you
Hopelessly devoted to you
My head is saying fool forget him
My heart is saying don’t let go
Hold on to the end, that’s what I intend to do
I’m hopelessly devoted to you
But now there’s no way to hide
Since you pushed my love aside
I’m outta my head hopelessly devoted to you
Hopelessly devoted to you
Hopelessly devoted to you

Songwriters: John Farrar
Hopelessly Devoted to You lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc