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RTG's 'Grease' sells out at 'Greased Lighting' speed
Racine Theatre Guild

RTG's 'Grease' sells out at 'Greased Lighting' speed

Cast and crew of 'Grease'

Shown are the cast and crew of the Racine Theatre Guild's summer 2019 production of "Grease." On Friday, the organization announced that performances to all remaining performances of the show have sold out. 

RACINE — After adding a third weekend of performances, tickets to the Racine Theatre Guild’s production of “Grease” have sold out at “Greased Lightning” speed.

“Thank you so much for helping us make this show a success!” said Joycelyn Fish, director of marketing and development for the Racine Theatre Guild.

Before the show had even opened, tickets to the production’s opening weekend, July 26-28, had sold out.

“That is very unusual that we have been sold out before we open,” said Doug Istenes, managing and artistic director of the Racine Theatre Guild. Instenes is also the show’s director, with music direction by Rob Kroes and choreography by Kara Ernst-Schalk.

The RTG added an additional weekend of performances, Aug. 2-4, hoping to allow more theater fans to get to see the show. Those kind of show extensions are not typical, according to Istenes.

On Friday, the Theatre Guild announced that tickets to all of the remaining performances had sold out. “We’ve sold out, we’ve had good shows (at RTG), but it’s unusual to have it this quickly,” Instenes added.

The cast

The cast is made up of Sandy (Sophia Karrageannes) and Danny (Jack Black); the Pink Ladies: Rizzo (Rosey Robinson), Jan (Carlyn Rabe), Marty (Meghan Flynn) and Frenchy (Jenna Zeihen); The T-Birds: Kenickie (Hunter D’Acquisto), Roger (Jared Simonsen), Sonny (Matt Przybylski) and Dooby (Andrew Dorst); classmates: Patty Simcox (Rayven Craft) and Eugene Florczyk (Evan Klinkhammer), as well as Miss Lynch (Barbi McGuire), Teen Angel (Jacob Fenkl), Cha-Cha Digregorio (Anisa Diaz), Johnny Casino (Connor Benson) and Vince Fontaine (Doug Despin).

Other cast and ensemble members featured include Dawn Burroughs, Chazmire Carothers, Ella Cimbalnik, Juliana Garcia-Malacara, Lorenc Gasparov, Geneva Hebron, Rowan Mlot, Johanna Nimmer, Jack Scharff, Marcus Sorenson and Katherine Zielsdorf.


"Grease" cast members rehearse a scene at the Racine Theatre Guild.


Connor Benson, playing the character Johnny Casino, leads the cast of "Grease" at the Racine Theatre Guild in a hand jive while strumming the guitar. "Grease" opened on Friday and will run through Aug. 4.


Sitting at a lunch table, Sandy, played by Sophia Karregeannes, shares the story of her summer at the beach and fling with Danny, played by Jack Black, with The Pink Ladies: Meghan Flynn, Carlyn Rabe, Rosey Robinson, Jenna Zeihen and Rayven Craft. "Grease" opened Friday night at the Racine Theatre Guild and will run through Sunday, Aug. 4.

Tickets sold out for 'Grease'

Danny, played by Jack Black at center, tells the tales of his "Summer Nights" to the other T-Birds, played by Jared Simonsen, Hunter D'Acquisto, Matt Przybylski, Andrew Dorst, during the Racine Theatre Guild's production of the classic musical "Grease." On Friday, the Theatre Guild announced that all the tickets for performances of the show had sold out. 


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Alyssa Mauk covers breaking news and courts. She enjoys spending time with her family, video games, heavy metal music, watching YouTube videos, comic books and movies.

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