Thursday, June 27, 2024

Danny Zuko Came to Skokie

Last week, Danny, Sandy and the whole gang from Rydell High came to Skokie and put on quite a performance. I have seen many productions at the Skokie Theatre and Grease ranks up there with the best.

Seth Riley brilliantly played Danny Zuko, one of the main characters and the love interest of Sandy Dombrowski, the other main character. Their angst-ridden love story is the backbone of this story.

Seth did a great job with the softer side of Danny when he is with Sandy and the cool side when he is with the rest of the gang. He did equally well with the singing and acting.

The musical is slightly different from the movie, but nothing to drastically affect the storyline. Still, it was interesting seeing what songs were left out ("Hopelessly Devoted to You") and what scenes were changed (Sandy did not appear all leathered up, nor did they sing "You're the One That I Want").

It was a great production, just the latest in a long line of other awesome musicals at Skokie Theatre. It's nice to have such entertainment just a few blocks from my place.

Jodie, Seth Riley and me in Skokie, IL-June 2023.

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