"Grease" Cast Announced, Tickets on Sale May 24 for NWFSC's Summer Musical

Mattie Kelly Arts Center


5/17/2010 - NICEVILLE,FL -- Set to capture the look and sound of the 1950's in a rollicking musical that salutes the rock 'n' roll era, the cast for "Grease" has been selected. The summer musical production of the Fine and Performing Arts Division at Northwest Florida State College, "Grease" will appear in the college's Mattie Kelly Arts Center mainstage theater on July 14 to 17 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale starting May 24 by phone, web or in-person from the box office for all performance nights.

While hip Danny Zuko, to be played by Cameron Daniels of Niceville, and the wholesome Sandra D., to be played by Rita Dailey of Crestview, try to resolve their mutual attraction for each other -- a cast 30 duck-tailed, hip-shaking Burger Palace Boys and Pink Ladies Girls will sing and dance their way through such nostalgic scenes as the pajama party, the prom, the burger palace and the drive-in movie. The college's full scale summer musicals are always the hit of the summer season and early ticket purchase is recommended for best seat selection. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for youth age 18 and younger. Contact the NWFSC Mattie Kelly Arts Center box office at 729-6000 or purchase tickets on-line at www.mattiekellyartscenter.org.

In addition to Cameron Daniels and Rita Dailey, other cast members for the NWFSC production of "Grease" will include: Rizzo, Aubrey Russell of Fort Walton Beach; Frenchy, Cara Ratliff of Niceville; Marty, Stephany Heath of Cantonment; Jan, Cricket Sherritze of Niceville; Kenickie, Matt Ruff of Niceville; Doody, Matt Coleman of Niceville; Roger, Stephen Shouse of Fort Walton Beach; Sonny, Kyle Poppell of Destin; Patty, Danielle Fox of Niceville; Cha-Cha, Candace Isaacs of Navarre; Eugene, Jesse Hinton of Crestview; Vince Fontaine, David Simmons of Niceville; Johnny Casino, Hector Delgado of Niceville; Teen Angel, Jeremy Ribando of Niceville and Miss Lynch, Shakira Oswald of Mary Esther.

The Men's Chorus for "Grease" will be Andrew Knight of Fort Walton Beach, Javonte Coleman of Navarre, Jared Gibson of Mary Esther, George Frye of Crestview and Jarrod Tredway of Niceville.

The Women's Chorus for "Grease" will consist of Savannah Lewis of Destin, Lauren Rew of Niceville, Hannah Teal of Crestview, Brittany Schaumann of Santa Rosa Beach, and Ashley Walker of Fort Walton Beach.

Additionally, if you have vintage threads from the 1950s and 1960s taking up too much space in the back of your closet, consider giving them a second life in show business! NWFSC is seeking to augment the show's costumes with authentic era clothing --especially men's and women's formalwear, twin sweater sets, men's leather jackets, circle skirts, or any other garments from the fabulous 50's and 60's. All donations will be recognized in the show program. Contact NWFSC costumer Jennifer Boudette at (850) 729-5284 or boudettj@nwfsc.edu to discuss making a nostalgic contribution.