Just in time for Valentine’s Day and Presidents Weekend, Harris Center for the Arts presented GREASE, The Musical this week.

This week’s four day run will be the first time Broadway style entertainment returns to the Folsom stage with six performances of the popular show. Tickets are now on sale for the electrifying rendition of one of the world’s best-loved musicals will bring Harris Center alive, starting this Thursday February 16 through Sunday February 19. 

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In partnership with La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment, GREASE, The Musical will perform Thursday, February 16 and Friday, February 17 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, February 18 and Sunday, February 19 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm, at the Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College, 10 College Parkway in Folsom. 

After a whirlwind summer romance, leather-clad greaser Danny and girl-next-door Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High for senior year. But can they survive the trials and tribulations of teenage life and find true love once more? Bursting with hits including “Summer Nights,” “Greased Lightnin’,” “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” and “You’re the One That I Want,” this exciting new production reignites the energy and joy of the show for a new generation. 

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Grease was first performed on February 5, 1971, at Kingston Mines nightclub in Chicago. From there, it has been successful on both stage and screen. At the time that it closed in 1980, Grease’s 3,388-performance run was the longest yet in Broadway history. It went on to become a West End hit, a successful feature film, produced two popular Broadway revivals in 1994 and 2007, and is a staple of regional theatre. It remains Broadway’s 16th longest-running show.

Grease was adapted in 1978 as a feature film starring Saturday Night Fever star John Travolta and British-Australian singer and actress Olivia Newton-John.

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Individual tickets are now on sale and range from $67-$117 at the Box Office at (916) 608-6888, or online at HarrisCenter.net. Box Office hours are Tuesday-Friday from 12:00pm-5:00pm, and one hour before showtime. 

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Tickets are now on sale for GREASE, The Musical at Folsom’s Harris Center Feb. 16 -19. Photo: John Marcus
Tickets are now on sale for GREASE, The Musical at Folsom’s Harris Center Feb. 16 -19. Photo: John Marcus
Bill Sullivan
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