Feeling the winter blues and in need of some Summer lovin’? Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater has the solution: Grease is the word! Join in on some fun with a “Grease Sing-A-Long” (PG-13), Thursday, Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. Grab your friends and neighbors to see one of the highest grossing movie musicals of all time on the big screen, complete with newly restored print for those classic lyrics.
It’s California, 1959. Wholesome Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton-John), who is vacationing from Australia with her family, meets greaser and leader of the T-Birds gang, Danny Zuko (John Travolta). Swimming, bowling, and drinking lemonade, they spend those summer nights falling hopelessly in love. “It turned colder, that’s where it ends,” …or does it? When Sandy’s parents decide to stay and she becomes an Australian transfer student, she and Danny unexpectedly discover they're attending the same high school. Now, surrounded by their friends, they have an image to uphold as “bad boy” Danny and “good girl” Sandy fade into the realities of high school. Through all the pressures of being a teen, will they be able to rekindle their summer love affair? Join Danny, Sandy, Rizzo (Stockard Channing), Kenickie (Jeff Conaway) and all your favorite members of the T-Birds and Pink Ladies and experience the friendships, romances, and adventures of the graduating class at Rydell High!
Directed by Randal Kleiser and based on the original musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, “Grease” was released in June of 1978. The soundtrack went on to rank as the second best-selling album of the year, and the hit song “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” written and produced by John Farrar, and performed in the movie by Olivia Newton-John, was nominated for Best Music, Original Song at the 51st Academy Awards. The film also received nominations for five Golden Globes, including Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical, and Best Original Song for both “Grease,” the title number by Barry Gibb, and “You’re the One That I Want,” by John Farrar.
With these favorite songs, and many more, including “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee,” “Greased Lightnin’” and “Beauty School Dropout” featuring Frankie Avalon, there’s no better way to shake off those winter blues than with your own crew of T-Birds and Pink Ladies for a carnival ride back to those amazing summer nights.
Lincoln Theater is located at 2 Theater St. Tickets for this event are regular movie prices - $8 adult, and $6 for theater members and youth 18 and under. Tickets will be available at the door beginning one hour before showtime. More information is available at www.lcct.org