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'Grease' set for BHS this week

COURTESY OF MICHAEL SHAFER-MONTGOMERY - Grease is set for Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Beaverton High School. Tickets range from $3 to $10 and can be purchased at the door. The Beaverton High School drama department is presenting the popular musical “Grease” Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the school’s auditorium.

A matinee performance is set for Saturday at 2 p.m. as well.

Tickets for the performances range from $3 to $10 and can be purchased at the door.

Directed by Shannon Dery, “Grease” was most recently performed at the school back in 1990 under the direction of the late theater director James Erickson.

A push to fund the musical through crowdsourcing has been ongoing for months in an effort to pull out all the stops, said Michael Shafer-Montgomery, who heads up the James Erickson Legacy Project. Olivia Newton-John, who starred in the Hollywood version of the musical, even did a YouTube promo for the show.

Shafer-Montgomery said the Saturday matinee will include discounted tickets for former theater alumni, along with an after party for them at 4:30 p.m. In attendance will be Mike Rovech, who starred in Erickson’s spring musical, “George M,” 45 years ago.