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Photos: GREASE Opens at Cabrillo Music Theatre

Cabrillo Music Theatre welcomes a new gang in the theatre's premiere of the classic rock 'n' roll musical, GREASE. Guided by Director Barry Pearl ("Doody" in the film version of "Grease") and Choreographer Kelly Ward ("Putzie" in the movie) and Musical Director David O, GREASE provides a showcase for 16 talented young people in this classic rock n' roll musical. GREASE opened on Friday, April 12th, 2013, and plays until Sunday, April 21st, at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. BroadwayWorld was there for last night's opening and brings you photos below!

"Teen Angel" Adrian Zmed is joined by a slew of young performers, including three from the Ventura County area: Natalie MacDonald, a Simi Valley resident, takes on the role of Sandy Dumbrowski, while Francesca Barletta and Tessa Grady, both of Thousand Oaks portray Cha-Cha and Frenchy, respectively. They are joined by Michael Cusimano, a recent graduate of the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, as Danny Zuko; Harley Jay, of Broadway's RENT, as Kenickie; and Katherine Malak, veteran of the Troubadour Theatre Company, as Betty Rizzo. Veronica Dunne, a fixture in the local theater scene, with performances at Oaks Christian High School and Young Artists' Ensemble, plays Patty Simcox. Other cast members include Claire Bermingham (Marty), Nick Bernardi (Sonny), Travis Dixon (Vince Fontaine), Jon Robert Hall (Johnny Casino), Ryan Quick (Roger), Michele Selin (Miss Lynch), Nicholas Tubbs (Doody), Adam von Almen (Eugene), and Kimmy Zolozabal (Jan).

With book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and WarRen Casey, Cabrillo Music Theatre's GREASE, like the movie, contains mature behavior and language and simulated onstage cigarette smoking, and is recommended for pre-teens and up. Combining rousing music and an onstage rockin' band, Cabrillo Music Theatre's GREASE will raise the roof at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.

Photo Credit: Lily Lim

Photos: GREASE Opens at Cabrillo Music Theatre
Cast Members of the 1978 Movie Musical Grease Kelly Ward, Eddie Deezen, Jamie Donnelly

Photos: GREASE Opens at Cabrillo Music Theatre
Director Barry Pearl with Barry Bostwick

Photos: GREASE Opens at Cabrillo Music Theatre
Veronica Dunne, Nicholas Tubbs, Claire Bermingham, Ryan Quick, Francesca Barletta, and Michael Cusimano

Photos: GREASE Opens at Cabrillo Music Theatre
Barry Bostwick

Photos: GREASE Opens at Cabrillo Music Theatre
Eddie Deezen, Director Barry Pearl, and Choreographer Kelly Ward

Photos: GREASE Opens at Cabrillo Music Theatre
Michael Cusimano and Natalie MacDonald

Photos: GREASE Opens at Cabrillo Music Theatre
Veronica Dunne, Nicholas Tubbs, Claire Bermingham, Ryan Quick, Francesca Barletta, and Michael Cusimano

Photos: GREASE Opens at Cabrillo Music Theatre
Cindy Dellinger with Adrian Zmed

Photos: GREASE Opens at Cabrillo Music Theatre
Kimmy Zolozabal with Steven Stanley

Photos: GREASE Opens at Cabrillo Music Theatre
Kimmy Zolozabal and Adam Von Almen

Photos: GREASE Opens at Cabrillo Music Theatre
Francesca Barletta and Steven Stanley

Photos: GREASE Opens at Cabrillo Music Theatre
Ellen Crawford and Marla Lewin Halperin

Photos: GREASE Opens at Cabrillo Music Theatre
Harley Jay and Jayme Lake

Photos: GREASE Opens at Cabrillo Music Theatre
Tessa Grady and Nick Bernardi

Photos: GREASE Opens at Cabrillo Music Theatre
Eddie Deezen and Artistic Director Lewis Wilkenfeld

Photos: GREASE Opens at Cabrillo Music Theatre
Jayme Lake, Harley Jay, Michael Cusimano, Francesca Barletta, Veronica Dunne, Ryan Quick, Nicholas Tubbs, and Claire Bermingham

Photos: GREASE Opens at Cabrillo Music Theatre
Travis Dixon with Steven Stanley

Photos: GREASE Opens at Cabrillo Music Theatre
Katherine Malak and Nasry Malak

Photos: GREASE Opens at Cabrillo Music Theatre
Ryan Quick, Nicholas Tubbs, Claire Bermingham, and Tessa Grady

Photos: GREASE Opens at Cabrillo Music Theatre
Nasry Malak, Katherine Malak, Jayme Lake, and Harley Jay

Photos: GREASE Opens at Cabrillo Music Theatre
Ryan Quick, Veronica Dunne, Nick Bernardi, Tessa Grady, Michele Selin, and Nicholas Tubbs

Photos: GREASE Opens at Cabrillo Music Theatre
Veronica Dunne and Claire Bermingham

Photos: GREASE Opens at Cabrillo Music Theatre
Natalie MacDonald, Michael Cusimano, Michael Tucci, and Ryan Quick

Photos: GREASE Opens at Cabrillo Music Theatre
Ryan Quick and Michael Tucci

Photos: GREASE Opens at Cabrillo Music Theatre
Claire Bermingham and Adam Von Almen

Photos: GREASE Opens at Cabrillo Music Theatre
Cindy Dellinger and Barry Pearl

Photos: GREASE Opens at Cabrillo Music Theatre
Barry Pearl, Michael Tucci, and Kelly Ward


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