Modesto Junior College's production of "Grease" opened Friday to a packed theater audience that gave the show a standing ovation.
The cast has put on a show worthy of the Gallo Center for the Arts.
Members of the theater, dance and music departments at MJC produced the two-hour show. The talent of the performers was undeniable, and the crowd was captivated by a seamless performance, complete with smooth set changes and even an audience-interactive portion.
The powerful solos gave me chills, and pieces such as "Beauty School Dropout" and "You're the One That I Want" had the audience bopping enthusiastically in their seats.
The show continues at the Main Auditorium on MJC's East Campus today, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 and 6 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for students and seniors and $12 for the general public, and can be purchased within 90 minutes before each show or at the auditorium box office from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Tickets also can be purchased at http://mjc.tix.com.
Maggie White is a senior at Valley Charter High School and a member of The Bee's Teens in the Newsroom Program.