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Last Chance to See Burroughs Performing Arts Dept. As They Present Grease

Grease opened Friday at the John Burroughs High School Auditorium to a full house. The performance was excellent, with the audience dancing and singing the Grease tunes out the door.

The remaining show is today Saturday at 2 PM with tickets available online till 11 AM then after at the door.

Here is a photo gallery from last nights performance. (Click on any picture to enlarge)


JBHS Drama Presents “Grease”

The John Burroughs High School Drama department presents the musical Grease for three shows on Friday, February 9, Saturday, February 10 and Sunday, February 11, in the school auditorium.

“This is a show you will not want to miss! Who doesn’t love the greasers and pink ladies of Rydell High?!” enthused Drama Director Guy Myers. “Every single song is memorable, and our award winning choreographer, Jennifer Stanley, has worked her magic once again. The whole audience will want to do the Hand Jive at the school dance.”

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JBHS Drama presents “Grease” at the Burroughs High Auditorium. (Photo Courtesy Guy Myers)

“This production of Grease is also the tenth musical I have directed here at JBHS, and collaborating with our wonderful musical director, Brendan Jennings, and our genius tech director, Jon King, has been an honor,” Myers added. “So we all wanted this to be something special.”

“The incredibly talented cast is putting their all into it and bringing a freshness to the material that will excite any theatregoer. I leave rehearsals singing the songs, and I know audiences will want to see this show more than once if they can!”

“I was beyond thrilled when I found out I got the part of Sandy not only because I was excited to see what I would look like as a blonde but because it has been a dream of mine ever since I saw the movie at the age of 10,” commented junior Simone Beres. “It has been such an exciting experience playing such an iconic role and telling such a classic story.”

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(Photo Courtesy Guy Myers)

“The songs and dances will definitely not disappoint because they are a perfect combination of the movie and the musical,” she went on to say. “The show is going to be fantastic because it is filled with such an energetic cast, our band with talented musicians and students, and will all be performed on a set from Nickelodeon! The show will be sure to make you laugh and sing along!

Junior Jack Weerts brings the role of bad boy Kenickie to the stage, which he calls an exciting and rewarding experience.

“I can assure anyone who comes that the T-Birds won’t be acting like we’re having fun, it’s all real!” Weerts said. “I love working with my friends on and off stage and have made a lot of memories with Danny Zuko, played by Coen Sosa, Betty Rizzo, played by Megan Mazer, and of course ‘Sandra Dee’, played by Simone Beres.”

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(Photo Courtesy Guy Myers)

“As a senior, this is my fourth and final musical at JBHS,” commented Mazer. “Everyone is so talented and is completely committed to their character. I’m excited to play Rizzo and explore her many levels of cattiness and concealed vulnerability.”

“Over the years, the actors in this department have become some of my best friends,” she added. “I wouldn’t be the performer or person I am today without this program, led by the brilliant Guy Myers!”

“This is my first time working as student producer and I could not have been blessed with a more enthusiastic cast,” commented Julio Rocha. “My role takes a lot of organizing and working with our amazing Director and Drama teacher here at Burroughs High School, Mr. Guy Myers.”

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(Photo Courtesy Guy Myers)

“To say this show is mesmerizing, is an understatement. You’d think my impression of this musical would grow dull, but experiencing the entire show each night continues to add to my excitement. People are going to LOVE this show.”

The JBHS Drama production of Grease begins at 7:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings and at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. More information and advance tickets can be found here. Tickets are $10 for students, seniors and faculty and $20 general admission.

John Burroughs High School is located at 1920 W. Clark Avenue in Burbank.

Magnolia Park Antes Up The Weekend

Magnolia Park Movie Nights continue with an outdoor screening of Grease Friday evening, August 8. Towns Burr Gallery hosts a full schedule of events for Second Saturdays on August 9, including a meet and greet with featured artist Katie Runnerstrom, live music and refreshments.

magparkmoviesFriday’s Movie Night kicks off at 7:00 p.m. with food and treats available from Baby’s Badass Burgers, Rockin’ Ice, Hula Pop Kettle Korn, Rocket Fizz, The Jelly Bean Factory and Mikey Melts Grilled Cheeses. Grease begins at approximately 8:00 p.m. at the UMe Credit Union parking lot.

Walk Bike Burbank offers a free bicycle valet to help encourage people to ride to the event. Frenchy’s Beauty Parlor, named for the Grease character, will also be set up at the Friday night event.

Flappers Comedy Club hosts a performance at 7:30 p.m. and will give away free tickets to their shows. The Burbank Police Department will also be on hand with their vintage police car for photo ops.

Magnolia Park Movie Nights debuted July 11 with a screening of The Goonies. Organizers suggest low chairs and blankets for the audience. Picnic baskets are also welcomed. UMe Credit Union is located at 3000 W. Magnolia Boulevard.

Towns Burr Gallery has a big night planned for Saturday evening, August 9, and the growing Second Saturdays monthly event.

The gallery exhibition includes recent works from Runnerstrom. Live music from Dr. Blues American Roots Revival Band, food and drinks are planned for the party.

“The world around us is ever-changing, infinitely expanding, and rearranging. Whether on a macro- or micro-scale, entities that are not recognizable,crawl and squeeze their way through space and time,” Runnerstrom commented. “Inspired by saprophytes, the wildlife of the deep sea, and voyages across inner and outer space, my work comes to life through different tools and mediums.”

"Trapezium" by Katie Runnerstrom. (Courtesy of Towns Burr Gallery)

“Trapezium” by Katie Runnerstrom, 48″ by 48″ acrylic on canvas. (Courtesy of Towns Burr Gallery)

“Studying the vast world of nature puts into perspective how large and rich the Earth and the universe really are; it reminds us where we really lie in the scheme of the universe, takes us out of our comfort zone mentally, and opens up our minds intellectually,” she added. “My work means to remind people of where they are, and inspire them to pay closer attention to the beautiful details in life.”

Towns Burr Gallery is located at 3609 W. Magnolia Blvd. and Second Saturdays runs from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., with regular gallery hours on Saturdays opening at 10:00 a.m. More information on the gallery can be found on their website www.townsburrgallery.com.