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Grease

When: Feb. 9-14 2016

TUESDAY, FEB. 9–SUNDAY, FEB. 14 GREASE

It's basic Darwinism: organisms must adapt to changes in their environment in order to survive and flourish. One thing's for sure—Sandy Dumbrowski's wholesome, good-little-Gidget persona, which worked for her at the Catholic school she used to attend, isn't going over as well since she moved and started at Rydell High. In the 1971 musical Grease, later immortalized in the John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John film, the new girl in town negotiates the new ecosystem of a public school in 1959, where hormones—and social groups—regularly collide. Will Danny, her summer fling, remain as charming when he's hanging with his semi-lovable greaser friends? Exactly what kind of welcome does the school's toughest girl gang, the Pink Ladies, have in mind for her? Why are there so many erasures and penciled-in lines in the Book of Love, and who will be the Hand Jive King? Relive these and other coming-of-age dilemmas courtesy of NC Theatre. —Byron Woods

MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, RALEIGH

Various times, $25–$92, www.nctheatre.org

Price: $25-$87

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