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Fifties musical "Grease" comes to Miller Auditorium

Sept. 3, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Grab your poodle skirts and slick back your ducktails, Frankie Avalon guest stars in the fabulous '50s musical "Grease." This hot new production rolls into Miller Auditorium at Western Michigan University for five performances Sept. 26-28.

Performances of "Grease" with Frankie Avalon are scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27; and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. Ticket prices range from $23 to $47 and may be ordered by calling (269) 387-2300 or toll free (800) 228-9858, or online at <www.millerauditorium.com>. Tickets also are available at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office and the Epic Center Box Office in downtown Kalamazoo.

"Grease" brings back the classic rock 'n' roll sounds of the '50s with songs, including "We Go Together," "Summer Nights" and "Beauty School Dropout." Special arrangements have been made to include three songs from the hit film, "Hopelessly Devoted to You," "You're the One That I Want" and Barry Gibb's "Grease." Come early and have fun with the coolest of cool dee-jays, Vince Fontaine, as he spins your favorite tunes from the era at the best dance party in town.

Frankie Avalon, a singing sensation of the '50s, will reprise his movie role as "Teen Angel." Born in Philadelphia, Avalon's singing talents were recognized early and his first song, "De De Dinah," and later "Venus" became two of many smash hits of the era. He appeared in more than 30 films and guest starred on numerous variety programs.

"Grease" with Frankie Avalon is sponsored by WWMT Channel 3 and WRKR.

Media contact: Tracey Lawie, 269 387-2309, tracey.lawie@wmich.edu

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