Drama Society Presents Student Production of "Grease"

PATCHOGUE, NY – MARCH 8, 2013 – The Drama Society at St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce it will host a student production of the musical Grease on Friday, April 19 at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 20 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 21 at 2 p.m.

Produced by the executive board members of the SJC Drama Society and directed by Valerie Lenz, lecturer of theatre arts at Stony Brook University, this popular musical set in 1959 at the fictional Rydell High School portrays the life 10 working-class teenagers as they navigate the complexities of love, friendship, rebellion and teen angst. A featured cast of 23 SJC students along with special guest roles played by Director of Student Activities/Co-Curricular Programs Marian Russo and Assistant Dean of Academic Services Debra Zaech is slated.

“We are incredibly proud to be able to present Grease as our first musical in five years,” said Tara Kennedy, president of the SJC Drama Society. “This has been both a learning experience and adventure for everyone involved, but we welcomed the challenges in order to provide the SJC community with this wonderful event.”

The SJC Drama Society is a creative outlet for students with a love for theater and is open to all students interested in sharing their talents on and off the stage. The Drama Society stages one show per semester. Each production holds open auditions.

The performances will take place in the D’Ecclesiis Auditorium in O’Connor Hall located on SJC’s Long Island Campus and are open to the public. Tickets are $10; $7 for students and seniors. For more information, email dramasociety.li@student.sjcny.edu.

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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