Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

January 16, 2014

Grease returns to CCP


CROSSVILLE — The Playhouse is excited to announce that they have acquired the rights to one of the longest-running shows in Broadway history, Grease! Return to the era of ducktails and hot rods, bobby sox and poodle skirts with one of Broadway’s most popular musicals! With its iconic characters, energetic dance and unforgettable music, Grease is still the word!

Starring Playhouse teens Lenny Lively and Anna Burnett as greaser Danny Zuko and good girl Sandy Dumbrowski, the Grease supporting cast is filled with teens from Cumberland County and across Middle Tennessee, including Dakota Roysdon, DeAnna Etchison, Logan Taylor, Katey Dailey, Malachi Banegas, Crystal-Marie Alberson, Dasa'n Fant and Moriah McRae… with able assistance from adult professionals Daniel Black, Angela Robbins, Jason Ross, Michael Ruff and Chaz Sanders.

Directed by Britt Hancock and choreographed by Leila Nelson, and featuring a string of hit songs like “You’re the One That I Want,” “Summer Nights” and “Greased Lightning,” the PG-rated Grease will open on the Mainstage on Jan. 31 and run through March 9. There are only 12 performances, so you’ll want to book your tickets early for this exciting new production of one of the most popular shows in musical theater history, Grease!

In the Playhouse’s Adventure Theater from Jan. 18 through March 21 is the hilarious Southern comedy The Dixie Swim Club (rated PG). Written by Jessie Jones (Dearly Departed), Nicholas Hope (Disney’s Teacher’s Pet) and Jamie Wooten (writer/producer, The Golden Girls), tells the story of five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team. Every August, free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives. The Dixie Swim Club is a hilarious and touching comedy about five unforgettable women — and friendships that last forever.

Tickets are available by calling (931) 484-5000 or by visiting All CCP productions are made possible through sponsor support, with additional support provided by the Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.