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Wednesday, March 21, 2018


Reddam House Umhlanga College breathes new life into the halls of “Rydell High’s” Senior class of 1959 with the iconic Grease from March 26 to 29.

With just three years short of reaching the five decade milestone, the American musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey is known for addressing issues like peer pressure, love, friendship and personal core values amongst others.

Directing the production is Farla Ribbonaar who has put together a double cast, giving more students the opportunity of playing lead and cameo roles. The show features Cameron Höll as "head greaser" Danny Zuko, Sarah Donkin (March 26 and 28) and Tyshae Buxton (March 27 and 29) who share the role as the "ever wholesome and pure" Sandy Dumbrowski.

Reddam’s Senior Preparatory Drama teacher and well-known theatre personality Lyle Buxton features as the smooth Johnny Casino. The cool “T-Birds” and sassy “Pink ladies” are played by Grade 10 to Grade 12 students and the chorus is made of juniors in Grades 8 and 9.

Join this vibrant cast of over 80 students sing and dance their way through the well loved songs that includes Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin’, Born To Handjive, Beauty School Dropout and many more. The show features choreography by Durban choreographer and Reddam Dance teacher Quinton Ribbonaar to the live music by of a band consisting of professional musicians ; keys - Keren Stevens (guitar); Tendai Kamba (bass guitar); Khethelo Zungu (saxophone); Sibusiso Nick Engel; and David Munn (drums), all who teach private music lessons at Reddam.

With set design by Edox Gerard, costume design by Kathy Singery, lighting and sound by SAS Productions, this is set to be a feast for all the senses!

The seating is a supper theatre set up, as well as cinema seating. Monday (March 26) is a themed evening of “Black and Pink” and closing night (March 29) is a 50’s dress-up theme. The show starts at 19h00 and takes place in the schools’ auditorium. Tickets are available at R80 each from the College reception or booking may be made by emailing Michelle Fiztpatrick on

Grease runs from March 26 to 29, 2018. Reddam House Umhlanga College is situated  close to Gateway at 21A Preston Drive, Prestondale, Umhlanga. Phone: 031 566 5736