Amy Jo Parish
Contributing Writer

Greased Lightning will be revved and ready to run when the cast of Maple Valley High School’s Grease takes to the stage.
Director Julie Nelson has been working with the students to prepare the show and said their hard work and dedication is paying off, and audiences are in for a treat.
“They are focused and dedicated,” Nelson said. “When you add that focus to an already talented cast; they are going to blow their audiences away.”
Nelson said the senior students are the ones tasked with choosing the show each year, and they could not be more enthusiastic to bring the story and songs alive.
“This year’s seniors really wanted to perform Grease,” explained Nelson. “The excitement over the show they picked carries over onto the stage.”
The story centers around a group of high school students as they navigate through life at Rydell High. Sandy and Danny meet over the summer and are reunited at school to find it can be harder to be themselves when on home turf. Will Danny drop his macho-man bravado and show his feelings for Sandy? Will Sandy be able to accept Danny as he is when his friends are around? Will Kenicke ever get Greased Lighting running? These questions and more will be answered Nov. 14-16 with shows at 7 p.m. and 2 p.m. matinees on Nov. 16-17.
Nelson said the cast has created a unique experience that is sure to thrill those in attendance.
“Audiences can expect Maple Valley’s modest stage to overflow with talent and energy, and they will fall in love with Grease all over again,” she said. “I know I have.”
Maple Valley High School’s Grease will be presented at the high school, and tickets are available at the door. For more information, send an email to