The Mountain Play Presents GREASE For Its 106th Season
The Mountain Play - Casting is complete for the Mountain Play's production of GREASE which will inject the San Francisco Bay Area with a dose of good old rock 'n' roll.
With a cast of 33, the production stars Chelsea Holifield (Sandy), David Crane (Danny), Anya Absten (Rizzo), Andre Amarotico (Kenickie), Michelle Mills (Marty), Danya El-Kurd (Jan), Gillian Eichenberger (Frenchy), Scott Scholes (Doody), Lorenzo Alviso (Roger), Jesse Lumb (Sonny), Zachary Isen (Eugene), Melody Payne (Patty), Zoë Swenson-Graham (Cha-Cha), Jennifer Reimer (Miss Lynch), Nelson Brown (Vince Fontaine), Phillip Percy Williams (Teen Angel), and Fernando Siu (Johnny Casino). The ensemble includes Rylee Blum, Adrian Causor, Alex Chan, Tyler Gable, Lauren Hartley, Lily Jackson, Isabella Kaplan, Michael Kessell, Zach Lee, Makena Mitchell, Sophie de Morelos, Alex Munoz, Daniela Myers, Carl Robinett, Anna Vorperian, and Katie Wickes.
This 1972 Broadway smash hit is infused with the musical sounds of the 50s that changed the world. GREASE tells a story of teenage love, the shifting roles of women, and the rock and roll revolution. Set in a typical post-World War II 1959 high school, GREASE tells the tale of Danny, leader of the "greaser" pack, and Sandy, stereotypical good girl, who reconnect after a summer romance. Surrounded by Rydell High's Burger Palace Boys and Pink Ladies, we witness Danny and Sandy attempt to rekindle their romance despite the challenges of 1950s social expectations and peer pressure.
GREASE runs May 19, 26, June 2, 8, 9, and 16. On Saturday, June 8, Mountain Play hosts its second annual sing-along encouraging the audience to join in on such rockin' tunes as: "Summer Nights," "Greased Lightnin'," "Hand Jive," "Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee," and the rollicking "We Go Together." This one-of a kind mountaintop event takes Bay Area theatre-goers to the pinnacle of musical experience. For more information visit www.mountainplay.org or call 415-383-1100.
About Chelsea Holifield:
Chelsea Holifield is excited to return to the Mountain, last seen in 2017 as Belle in Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Chelsea graduated Magna Cum Laude from Emerson College in Boston with a B.A. in Acting, Minor in Dance. Favorite regional credits include The Producers (Usherette, Broadway By The Bay), The Addams Family (Wednesday, Berkeley Playhouse) and The Rocky Horror Show (Janet, Ray of Light). Chelsea resides in Oakland, where she enjoys craft beer, photography and being outdoors. Much love to JB for all your love and support.
About David Crane*:
David Crane is a Berkeley native who has performed all over California and recently rebased to NYC. He was last seen on the Mountain Play stage in West Side Story (Bernardo) and Hair (Berger). Select regional credits: The world premiere of The Prince of Egypt, Tuck Everlasting (Theatreworks); Vietgone (Capital Stage); The Glass Menagerie, I Love You...Now Change, (Sacramento Theatre Company); Noises Off! (Hillbarn Theatre) Next to Normal and Dave Malloy's Don't Stop Me (YMTC). A proud graduate of UCLA's Musical Theatre program, you can also catch him online in numerous BuzzFeed sketches. More at www.davidtcrane.com and @craviddane
*Appears through the courtesy of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
About the Mountain Play:
Rooted in more than a century of theatrical tradition, the Mountain Play Association provides enriching live performances that stimulate creativity, engage our community and foster a lifelong enjoyment of the arts. Our signature event is a spectacular outdoor production that celebrates musical theatre and nurtures respect for the unique natural beauty of Mount Tamalpais. www.MountainPlay.org