Cameron Department of Theatre Arts wraps up season with “Grease”

The Cameron University Department of Theatre Arts will conclude its 2011-2012 season “A Season of Masterpieces” with “Grease,” one of the greatest rock n’ roll musicals of all time, from April 19-22 in the University Theatre. Shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday will begin at 7:30 p.m., and the Sunday performance will start at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $18.00 for adults, $12.00 for senior citizens, military and non-Cameron students, Cameron faculty and staff. Cameron students are admitted free with their Cameron I.D. For reservations, please call 581-2478.

Written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, this fun-filled comedy follows Sandy, Danny, Rizzo and a gang of quirky characters as they navigate drive-ins, dances and summer love. With great songs like “Beauty School Dropout,” “Greased Lightnin’,” and “Summer Nights,” this high-energy musical is sure to have the audience tapping their toes and singing along. 

Brandon Landers of Lawton and Amanda Richey of Cache lead the cast as Danny and Sandy, respectively. Cache native Leah Mazur takes the role of Rizzo, and Jay Diaz, also of Cache, plays Kenickie. Filling out the cast are Daniel Billings, Dylan Bittner, Hannah Brock, Mark Deyesso, Holly Evans, Tanner Garrett, Victoria Garrett, Tara Gill, Brandi Goldsmith, Alex Huff, Haley Loller, Caleb Payne, E.J. Serrano, Brandon Smith, Melinda Taylor, all of Lawton; Ryan Chapel, Fletcher; and Jamie Crawford, Geronimo.

The technical crew is headed by Brett Jolly, Lawton, as stage manager and Truly Pettijohn, Marlow, as assistant stage manager. Tyler Breeze, Mountain Park, will run the light board; Josh Fortney, Lawton, is in charge of props; Tobi Banto, Ipaja, Lagos, Nigeria, is in charge of sound; Brenda Sodano, West Orange, N.J., serves as wardrobe mistress; and Chelsey Putney, Lawton, is house manager. In addition to her role on stage, Mazur serves as scenic charge. Michael Pinkston, Lawton, mans the scenic crew.

Music will be performed by Kimberly Garza, Iowa Park, Texas, on percussion; Jarod Grice, Frederick, Daren Powell, Lawton, and Ashim Bohara, Kathmandu, Nepal, on guitar; and Matthew Stringfellow, Lawton, on bass.

The production is sponsored in part by the Richard T. Brittingham Musical Theatre Endowed Lectureship

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April 12, 2012

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