Grease Got Talent! Team Alex
By Tami Mansfield
Saturday night performance with Team Alex, your show is dynamite because the story is clear and engaging.
The pink ladies are played deliciously by Livia Fanselow (Jan) funny Michaela Smith (Frenchy) alto fantastic Jasmine Jessen (Marty) and smart and gutsy Megan Pochin (Rizzo). Ladies, your relationship to each other is a joy to experience and good job being strong individual characters — keep working in this direction. But never stop listening to each other. Ever.
Standouts for me tonight were Liv Fanselow, who is undeniably “amazing” (I heard ladies behind and around me saying so too), Alex Jensen (Sandy) and Liam Brennan (Danny)YOU’RE THE ONE I WANT was perfectly fun. And the knock out duet is still MOONING between Roger and Jan played by Matthew Edgar and Liv Fanselow — you are both triple threats who crack the audience up, thank you.
Asha Donaldson your Teen Angel sings beautifully in Beauty School Dropout. Ollie Bellis and Yasmina Coe your characters are a treat too.
You guys are so lucky to have the incredible design team that you do. Richard, Melanie, Tracy, Mark, Aimee, Lucy, Chris and Alex, you are amazing TALENTED people who have created a fantastic production.
And a few constructive notes: please slap a coat of paint on Sandy’s bedroom walls, the cardboard look is confusing. Cast, be sure to NOT be these characters in real life. Their choices are like a big loan to the bank, you have to pay it back (and more than you spent too.)
Be individuals, care and support each other —NO GOSSIPING ABOUT EACH OTHER —love each other cast and crew. And be smart and safe.
Break a few more legs!
GREASE RUNS Sept 25 – 29.
Just seen your production of “Grease” (Saturday matinee)
Congratulations to all involved fantastic show – again
Look forward to your next production