ECHS to perform ‘Grease’ at Centre

by Celia Shortt

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ECHS’ production of “Grease” includes (front row, from left) Alyssa Burgess, Maddy Kuhne, Isaac Epps, Cierra Byrd, Hannah Rose, Tyler Gillett, and Audrey Faulkner. In back, Kaleb McLay, Tate Reece, and Chris Copelan. 


East Coweta High School’s spring production of the musical “Grease” is Scott Ondovchik’s fourth show since taking over the theater program this year, and he hopes it continues Coweta’s tradition of providing theater to students and the community.

“‘Grease’ was my introduction to theater,” said Ondovchik.

Ondovchik has taught in the English department for six years. He started helping with the theater department his first semester teaching.

“Theater has always been something I’ve loved,” he said. “I love teaching, too. Taking my love of teaching and my love of theater and putting them together is the perfect job.”

Ondovchik is also a graduate of ECHS.

In his first year as director, Ondovchik wanted to make his mark and establish himself in the new role. To that purpose, Ondovchik and his vocal director, Christy Hauert, chose “Grease” for the spring production.

Ondovchik and Hauert sought a production that would utilise the talented students available this year. Another factor was finding a show spectators would want to see and enjoy.

About 60 students are involved in the production, and 39 are cast members.

The ECHS production of “Grease” opens Thursday at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts on Lower Fayetteville Road. It runs through Saturday, and all performances begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for students and senior citizens, and $10 for everyone else.



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