Class of ‘59 joins students to bring GREASE era to life

HANOVER, PA- GREASE is the word at Hanover High School April 8, 9 & 10 and the production team and Hanover’s Class of ’59 have contributed a lot of elbow grease to make it special for both the students and the audience. Hanover High School’s GREASE is ready to rock its way onto the Nighthawk stage with a cast and crew of over 50 students, a two story set with a full size
Greased Lightning car, special permission and rights to add the movie songs that are not normally performed in the stage version, and heart thumping choreography. Get ready to hand jive and rock in your seats with favorites including GREASE IS THE WORD, WE GO TOGETHER, HOPELESSLY DEVOTED TO YOU, and YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANT to name a few. Lead actors include Lexi Herrick as Sandy, Alex Daubert as Danny, Zachary Terrazas as Doody, Andy Merrel as Kenicke, Cullen Rosenbrien as Roger, Jon Hollabaugh as Sonny, Lily Tran as Frenchy, Logan Myers as Jan, Jaide Finfrock as Marty, Rebecca Silver as Rizzo, Chelsea Otis as Miss Lynch, Sam Walton as Eugene, Rachel Kelly as Patty Simcox, Kendra Swartz as Cha Cha, Clay Reichart as Vince Fontaine and Matthew Kline as Johnny Casino.

Hanover’s Class of ’59 has something in common with the show. The musical takes place in 1959 and begins with a ’59 class reunion where the GREASERS crash the party with their rendition of GREASE IS THE WORD. Staub and members of the Hanover class of ‘59 are working on lobby displays with memorabilia and a 50’s car display in front of the school to get everyone in the spirit of the era. Enlarged 2’ x 3’ yearbook photos of ’59 class members will be part of the stage design showing off their 50’s hairstyles and fashions. Look for ’59 graduates as they are volunteering to pass out programs and sell concessions.

Rene Staub is the director, Jessica Staub is the Asssistant Director, Nikki Bull is the Choreographer and Deb Smith is the Music Director for this spectacular musical event. Rene Staub makes his Hanover High Musical directorial debut after his fall play success at the school with ALICE IN WONDERLAND . One of Staub’s credits include directing ACTS of Kindness Theatre Company musicals for the past 6 years. He and his wife Jessica founded the Theatre Company to give back to the community, giving well over $60,000 back to non-profit organizations. This summer’s production will be Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS the last two weekends in July at New Oxford High School to benefit the Adams County Arts Council and S.P.C.A.

Join Hanover High School April 8 & 9 at 7:30 p.m. and April 10 at 2 p.m. to take a trip down memory lane and rock your socks off! Get ready for a full 50’s experience as the preshow and intermission will be filled with music from the era, vintage commercials and movie trailers that will take you back to the days of sock hops, hula hoops and drive-ins. Why not break out your poodle skirts, saddle shoes and letter sweaters and join in the fun! Tickets are available now at the Hanover High School office, by calling 717-637-9000, online at or at the door, if available. Tickets are $7 for students (and children) and $8 for adults.

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