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Story Last modified at 9:17 p.m. on Wednesday, February 16, 2011


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Photos by ROY CORRAL The T-Birds sing "Greased Lightning" during a rehearsal Monday in the production of "Grease" at Chugiak High School.

Chugiak High director Lisa Reed is energized watching her students rehearse for the school's upcoming production of the musical, "Grease." The cast of students has been working hard since Jan. 5 to bring the show to the public, and it debuts at 7 p.m. Feb. 24, and runs through the weekend.

"The kids are having and blast and so am I," Reed wrote during a break in her busy teaching and directing schedule. "You would think they would be exhausted after a day of school and then rehearsing, but when it's over I have to push them out of the theater."


( left to right) Matea Williams, Anha Garcia and Austin Rochon loosen up with facial exercises prior to rehearsal.

Students have rehearsed every day until 4 p.m. and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

"The kids have been really responsible in learning their lines, songs and dances," she said. "It is a lot of commitment on their part to do this."

This article published in The Alaska Star on Wednesday, February 16, 2011.