Show PlayBill


November 18, 2022 - November 20, 2022

Director's Message

Welcome to LHS as we proudly present Grease! Come alongside us as we venture into a day in the life at Rydell High School and follow the story of Danny Zuko, Sandy Dumbrowski and the gang. We hope you enjoy the show! I have had a ball working with this fun, talented, committed, and thoughtful group of students. I am so proud of the fact that we have 73 students participating in the musical this year between cast, crew, and pit. They have worked hard and put in numerous hours on and off the stage to make this show a success. It’s fun to be a part of the process and watch the development of the show take place. I would like to thank ALL of the many people and hands that have helped to make this production successful. A special thanks to Anna Hale and Amelia Schoeff, our student directors, Wade Thatcher and the Tech Crew, Michelle McKaig and the Costume Crew, Mike and Ramona Smith and family for building our sets, Jacob Kessler and the Pit Band, and Emily Wolfgang and Rachel Becker for their acting coaching. Thank you also to my family for encouraging me in my passion for the performing arts. Most importantly to God…may He receive the glory for all of this talent. Please sit back, and enjoy what promises to be a fun and entertaining show!

Mrs. Gwen Schoeff



For everyone to better enjoy the show, please:

  • No lighted screens or flash photography during the performance.
  • Silence all electronic devices.
  • No food or drinks in the Auditorium, except bottled water.
  • No re-admittance to the performance until curtain closes or Intermission.
  • Please escort unhappy/busy children to the lobby to wiggle.
  • The video or audio recording of this performance by any means is strictly prohibited.

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey

SIM JACOBS (Book, Music and Lyrics). Jacobs, who created Grease (in 1970) with Warren Casey, was born and raised on the mean streets of Chicago's far northwest side. During the golden era of rock 'n' roll (1956-1960) he was a guitar-playing "greaser student at Taft High School. In 1963, Jacobs met Warren Casey when they were both cast in a local theatre production of A Shot in the Dark. Seven years later they wrote what was to become one of the greatest musicals of all time. Grease opened in 1971 in a former trolley barn called the Kingston Mines Theatre in Chicago. A year later, Grease made it to Broadway and *Greasemania" took off, resulting in one of the longest running shows in Broadway history. The 1978 movie became and remains the highest grossing movie musical of all time. Originally an actor, Jacobs has been seen on television, in motion pictures, regional theatre, national tours, and on Broadway. He is the co-author of several other plays and musicals including Island of Lost Coeds, a musical spoof of the low budget sci-fi/horror/jungle movies of the 1950s, which he wrote with Warren Casey. In May 2014, Mr. Jacobs was presented with an honorary doctorate degree from Columbia College in Chicago. He currently resides in Southern California and remains active in the theatre, especially with the American Theatre Company of Chicago.

WARREN CASEY (Author, Composer and Lyricist) was born in Yonkers, New York, and attended Syracuse University. During the late '50s, he learned all about "greasers" while working as an art teacher in upstate New York. He moved to Chicago in 1962, where he hoped to pursue an acting career. He appeared in dozens of productions, including creating the role of Bernie Litko in David Mamet's Sexual Perversity in Chicago. He supported himself with jobs in retail, including working as an assistant manager of a chain of apparel stores, and as a record salesman. In the meantime, he taught himself how to play the guitar and began writing songs. Mr. Casey acted with the Chicago Stage Gwild (where he met Jim Jacobs), the Old Town Players, and the Kingston Mines Theatre. The latter company staged the original production of GREASE which he wrote with Jim Jacobs. After the incredible success of both the musical and the movie, the two collaborated on Island of Lost Coeds, a musical satire of the B-movies of the 1950s. Mr. Casey died in 1988.

"Grease" is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., A Concord Theatricals Company.

Gwen Schoeff


Jacob Kessler

Pit Director

Wade Thatcher

Technical Director

Michelle McKaig

Costume Coordinator

Mike & Ramona Smith

Set Construction

Anna Hale

Student Director

Amelia Schoeff

Student Director

Grant Krulik

Sound Director

Nick Smith

Lighting Director

JoJo Morrison

Stage Manager

Merc Hutson

Stage Manager

Grace Pacheco


Sarah Keith

Student Choreographer

Rachel Becker

Drama Coach

Emily Wolfgang

Drama Coach

Scenes and Musical Numbers

Act 1

Act 1 | Scene 1 - Reunion

Alma Mater - Miss Lynch, Patty, Eugene
Alma Mater' Parody - Pink Ladies, Burger Palace Boys

Act 1 | Scene 2 - Cafeteria

Summer Nights - Sandy and Danny, Pink Ladies, Burger Palace Boys

Act 1 | Scene 3 - Locker Room

Those Magic Changes - Doody, Burger Pace Boys, Pink Ladies

Act 1 | Scene 4 - Pajama Party

Freddy, My Love - Marty, Pink Ladies
Hopelessly Devoted - Sandy

Act 1 | Scene 5 - Automotive Shop

Greased Lightnin' - Kenickie, Burger Palace Boys

Act 1 | Scene 6 - Locker Room

Rydell Fight Song - Roger, Jan

Act 1 | Scene 7 - Park

Mooning - Roger, Jan
Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee - Rizzo
We Go Together - Pink Ladies, Burger Palace Boys

Act 2

Act 2 | Scene 1 - Rydell High Gymnasium

Shakin' at the High School Hop - Entire Company
It's Raining on Prom Night - Sandy
Born to Hand-Jive - Johnny Casino and Company

Act 2 | Scene 2 - Burger Palace

Beauty School Dropout - Teen Angel, Frenchy, Beauty School Girls

Act 2 | Scene 3 - Drive-In-Movie

Alone at a Drive-In Movie - Danny and Burger Palace Boys

Act 2 | Scene 4 - Jan's Party

Rock 'N' Roll Party Queen - Doody, Rodger
There Are Worse Things I Could Do - Rizzo
Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee' Reprise - Sandy

Act 2 | Scene 5 - Burger Palace

All Choked Up - Sandy and Danny, Pink Ladies, Burger Palace Boys
We Go Together' Reprise - Entire Company

Cast Members

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Emma Hornbecker


Emma Brown


Amelia Schoeff


Mallory Kaylor


Anna Hale


Hayley Vega


Trinity Pruitt


Johara El-Shahat

Miss Lynch

Craig Reynolds


Eli Sloan


Erik Culley


Brandon Allen


Davohn Ziesmer


Ozzy Heath


Jef Frye

Vince Fontaine

Jackson Buckway

Johnny Casino

Ben Wilck

Teen Angel

Vanessa Alfonzo


Molly Bashor


Emma Buckway


Jocelyn Butler


Bee Byrd


Destiny Cornwall


Yazmine Eaker


Chelsea Fleck


Kaitlyn Griffen


Abigail Guilliams


Dawson Hix


Autumn Hix


Emily Martin


Elektra Moore


Phoebe Morrison


GraceAnne Newman


Allie Niehaus


Amaya Osborn


Joseph Reinhardt


Kylee Rodriguez


Dillon Stillwell


Hayden Smith


Lauren Smith


Suzie Spaugh


Soteria Utu


Pit Orchestra

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Samuel Piper


Oliver Trotter


Joe Roberts

Guitar 1

Evan Whipkey

Guitar 2

Gabe Shores

Bass Guitar

Ben Wilck

Tenor Sax 1

Kaden Burress

Tenor Sax 2

Ella Johnson

Tenor Sax 2

Crew Members

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Grant Krulik

Sound Director

Taylor O'Brien

Sound Assistant

Nick Smith

Lighting Director

Ben Hammons

Lighting Assistant

JoJo Morrison

Stage Manager

Merc Hutson

Stage Manager

Elsa Cheek

Sound Equipment Manager

Selia Swartz

Sound Equipment Manager

Landon Bailey

Backstage Crew

Xaviour Bryant

Backstage Crew

Island Fasel

Backstage Crew

Lydia Harmon

Backstage Crew

Gabrielle Malerich

Backstage Crew

McKenna Stout

Backstage Crew

Masin Cassis


Olivia White


Jayce Klingler


Riley Hart


Parker Huntsman

Tickets | Crew

Jade Barton

Tickets | Crew

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