The movie that sparks memories of the ‘50s in the older generation and catches the imagination of the younger generation will soon be presented in sing-along format in Vernon.
Grease — the original movie starring John Travolta (as Danny) and Olivia Newton-John (as Sandy) — will have the lyrics written on the big screen for all to join in. And if you can’t keep still as you sing “You’re the one that I want, ooo-ooo-oooo,” then there’s lots of room to get up and dance.
Do you know the name of Danny Zuko’s “gang?” Or what type of car Greased Lightning was? These and other fun trivia questions are included in the program.
On Nov. 3 the doors will open at 6:30 for rush seating for the 7 p.m. screening at the Okanagan College Vernon Campus Lecture Theatre. Well-known local actors and singers Rick and Coreen Smith will be the emcees, and will warm up the audience by practising some of the songs. And everyone will have a hoot learning the moves to the Hand Jive.
Characters from Grease or ’50s-themed costumes are strongly encouraged. Having trouble deciding what to wear for Halloween this year? Do a ‘50s or a Grease costume and make it do double duty for your Halloween weekend activities, and then rock it again the following Friday for the Grease Sing-Along at the Vernon Campus Lecture Theatre, Building D, room 310. Free parking after 6 p.m. in the student parking lots, and directional signs will be posted on campus. Tickets available at the Bean Scene, $15 cash.
This year is the 10th anniversary of Grannies à Gogo: the Vernon – South African Connection, presenter of the Grease Sing-Along. Grannies à Gogo had their launch 10 years ago in this same location with the screening of Rooney Productions’ The Great Granny Revolution. All proceeds go to South African “gogos” (Zulu for “grandmothers”) raising their AIDS-orphaned grandchildren. www.granniesagogo.com
Susan Fenner is publicity rep for Grannies à Gogo: the Vernon – South African Connection.