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'Grease' Continues To Rock The New Canaan Stage

Christian Libonati (Danny Zuko) and Sharon Malane (Sandy Dumbrowski) in the Summer Theatre of New Canaan’s production of "Grease". Now Through August 11 at Waveny Park.
Christian Libonati (Danny Zuko) and Sharon Malane (Sandy Dumbrowski) in the Summer Theatre of New Canaan’s production of "Grease". Now Through August 11 at Waveny Park. Photo Credit: Contributed

NEW CANAAN, Conn. — You only have until Aug. 11 to take a trip back to Rydell High School in 1959 and watch the Summer Theatre of New Canaan’s production of “Grease.”

“It is a joy to stage and present audiences with the original Broadway version,” Melody Meitrott Libonati, the show's director and an actress in the original “Grease” company on Broadway, said in a news release from the theater, “Audiences literally leave the theater dancing (some with walkers!).”

The cast, which features actors from New York, Connecticut, Boston, New Jersey, and Chicago, includes Christian Libonati and Sharon Malane who star as Danny and Sandy, respectively, and are originally from New Canaan, the release said.

The theater does warn that there is mild adult language and content, and may not be considered for children under 13.

The show times for “Grease” are 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, with Saturday matinees at 3 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 4 p.m.  Get tickets online by visiting the theater’s website calendar, or by calling 203-966-4634.

Tickets range from $37 to $200 for the night shows and $32 to $250 for the matinees. All shows are performed rain or shine in the open-air tent at Waveny Park, 11 Farm Road.

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