leave your inhibitions at the door
It’s theater time again here in Ann Arbor with Pioneer High School’s production of Grease opening this weekend.
Tickets are still available at showtix4u.com
Earlier this year, the school’s music program received yet another Grammy Signature School prize and was recognized as one of the top 3 in the country. With one of the Pieholes in band and the other in choir and theater, I get to witness their greatness many times a year. They never cease to amaze me with their talent and their ability to captivate me.
They’ve got their work cut out for them this time because, frankly, I hate Grease.
Yes, I know it’s a classic. And yes, there are some really good songs in it. And yes, I really dug the movie when it came out. But that was mostly due to Olivia Newton John in tight black leather.
But it’s sooooo dated. We’re talking about a musical that was made FORTY years ago that features stories and music set SIXTY years ago. You know how old it is? They had a song that featured date rape, and NO ONE CARED –
And you know what else was acceptable back then that today is an speakable crime against humanity?
John Travolta –
I really dislike Travolta. I dislike his attention-grabbing hamminess onscreen. I dislike how every movie of his in the 90s had a dance sequence. I dislike how he can’t pronounce “Idina Menzel”. And I REALLY dislike the current state of his hair.
Well, at least there are no plans for the high school – or anyone for that matter – to put on a production of Grease 2.
Ugh… All this talk about Travolta and Grease 2 has got me in a bad mood. Olivia, where are you?!?
Were you a Grease fan? Did you see Grease 2? Can you explain Travolta’s hair?