Bishop Cotton School (BCS) in Shimla is gearing up for a spectacular musical performance of ‘Grease,’ in collaboration with Auckland House School. This exciting event promises to be a celebration of musical and acting talent in the picturesque city of Shimla.

The musical, famously portrayed in the film featuring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, will grace the stage from October 19th to 20th, 2023. The stage has been specially constructed on the first floor of BCS for this grand occasion. Additionally, a special highlights show is scheduled for October 25, 2023, at the Gothic Gaiety Theatre in Shimla.

'Grease' Showcases Local Talent
Musical Magic In Shimla: ‘Grease’ Showcases Local Talent

This extravaganza will showcase the talents of students from Bishop Cotton School and Auckland House. It brings together actors, dancers, and musicians from both schools as they recreate the iconic 1950s musical, ‘Grease.’

Months of intense rehearsals have led up to this grand production, with dedicated teachers and students handling all aspects of music production and direction. The BCS Art Department and skilled carpenters have meticulously designed the stage, complete with a 1950s red car and various props, including a ’50s Diner café and jukebox. Notably, the BCS school band, led by Reuben John, will perform all the tracks live, supported by choirs from each school—no backing tracks will be used.

Musical Magic In Shimla: ‘Grease’ Showcases Local Talent

Grease‘ is a delightful story set in a 1950s American high school, primarily revolving around teenage angst and first love. The musical features catchy tunes performed with iconic dance routines that are sure to captivate the audience.

Background of ‘Grease’: ‘Grease’ is a musical with music, lyrics, and a book by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. The story is set in 1959 at the fictional Rydell High School in Northwest Chicago. While it was a Tony-nominated Broadway musical hit in 1972, the 1978 film adaptation became a massive sensation, propelling the careers of John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.

Bishop Cotton School, Shimla: Bishop Cotton School is an institution deeply rooted in history and tradition. Over the years, its alumni have included some of the most distinguished individuals in India and beyond. From the uniformed services to administrators, from businessmen and industrialists to authors and actors, Bishop Cotton School has nurtured emerging talents and guided them towards fulfilling their potential. This school provides students with a solid foundation to confidently embrace a global role in the years to come.

Production Staff from Auckland House & Bishop Cotton School:

  • Mrs. Netu Thakur – In charge of Girls
  • Ms. Karma Chauhan – Choir
  • Ms. Pallavi Mehta – In charge of Girls
  • Ms. Nayaab Masud – In charge of Girls
  • Mr. Sandeep Mehta – Music
  • Mrs. Divya Vyas – Filler Dance
  • Ayushi Thakur – Filler Dance
  • Mrs. Indira Thakur – Management, Sets, and Props
  • Mr. Reuben John – Choir, Music, Band
  • Mrs. Chriselle Fernandes – Direction. Dance
  • Mrs. Sonia Dharma – Costumes, Sets, and Props
  • Vedant Khetan (prompter)
  • Aditya Raj Singh (prompter)

Witness the magic of ‘Grease’ as young talents from Shimla take center stage, bringing this beloved musical to life. Don’t miss this extraordinary display of musical prowess and acting finesse!

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