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Darien seniors invited to 'Grease' at Summer Theatre of New Canaan

Published 6:16 pm, Monday, July 8, 2013
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Darien seniors are invited to see "Grease" at the Summer Theatre of New Canaan on Thursday, Aug. 8.

The 8 p.m. performance takes place in the STONC's open-air tent at Waveny Park on Farm Road.

Aging in Place+Gallivant has arranged for transportation from Darien at approximately 7 p.m. to the New Canaan show, using volunteer drivers in conjunction with their professionals. Seniors can be picked up at their residences and returned home safely after the show.

Gina Blum, executive director of Aging in Place+Gallivant, said, "We are delighted to offer this fun event to Darien seniors. It is our hope that seniors who don't drive, don't like to drive at night, who might not venture to New Canaan or who might miss the show because they do not have someone to go with, will take advantage of this opportunity. The evening will be an opportunity for socializing, laughter and enjoying the classic musical `Grease' with songs from the 1950s."

"Grease" is musical set at Rydell High and featuring the senior class of 1959 -- duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s. Head "greaser" Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their "Summer Nights" as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as "Greased Lightnin,'" "It's Raining on Prom Night" and "Alone at the Drive-In Movie" recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation.

Special pricing is $30 per person for seniors. Seniors are encouraged to respond as soon as possible to reserve a seat and to arrange transportation. Payment for seats is required to AIP+G before Thursday, July 11.

For information or reservations, call 203-585-4094.