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'Grease' is the word at Sandstone Summer Theatre

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    The Sandstone Summer Theater group rehearsed their production of "Grease" on Tuesday evening, July 10 at the Palace Theater.

    KRISTIN BAUER / CHRONICLE

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    The Sandstone Summer Theater group rehearsed their production of "Grease" on Tuesday evening, July 10 at the Palace Theater.

    KRISTIN BAUER / CHRONICLE

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    The Sandstone Summer Theater group rehearsed their production of "Grease" on Tuesday evening, July 10 at the Palace Theater.

    KRISTIN BAUER / CHRONICLE

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    The Sandstone Summer Theater group rehearsed their production of "Grease" on Tuesday evening, July 10 at the Palace Theater.

    KRISTIN BAUER / CHRONICLE

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LORAIN — “Grease” is the word this weekend as the Sandstone Summer Theatre takes to the stage to perform the classic musical.

Director Andrew Keller said the performances are special because this year marks the 40th anniversary of the release of the movie version.

“It’s going to be a fun show that’s nostalgic for folks who grew up with the movie,” he said. “But there’s also going to be some bits that maybe you haven’t seen before because some things were changed when the show went from stage to screen.”

The 1978 film was based on a musical by the same name that premiered in 1972.

Keller said even though this is his first year directing for the program, he believes the shows typically take place at Marion L. Steele High School but this year is a little different.

“This year the shows are at the Lorain Palace Theater and it’s just so great,” he said. “It’s a great opportunity to perform in a professional space and to get that experience.”

All performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with tickets costing $15.

Contact Katie Nix at 329-7129 or knix@chroniclet.com. Find her on Facebook and Twitter @KatieHNix.
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