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‘Grease’ opens today

From left, Tyler Sarringar, Gunnar Miller, Jeff Holstein, Abraham Kalovsky, Ian Ames and Connor Voeltz sing “Greased Lightning” during a recent rehearsal of “Grease” at the Pepsi-Cola Theatre in Mitchell. 1 / 5
From left, the “Pink Ladies,” Frenchy (played by Rebecca Kroeger), Sandy Dumbrowski (Jenna Callies), Rizzo (Emily Grode), Marty (Kira Stammer) and Jan (Ahlea Callies) spend lunch together during “Grease” rehearsal. (Candy DenOuden/Republic) 2 / 5
Emily Grode auditions earlier this spring at the Mitchell ACT for a role in “Grease.” Grode was cast as Rizzo. 3 / 5
Ann Thury smiles during auditions for “Grease.” Thury was cast as Patty in the show, which starts tonight.4 / 5
From left, Doody (played by Connor Voeltz), Kenickie (Abraham Kalovsky), Danny Zuko (Jeff Holstein), Sonny LaTierri (Gunnar Miller) and Roger (Tyler Sarringar) sing about those famous “Summer Nights” during rehearsal for “Grease.” (Candy DenOuden/Republic) 5 / 5

The Mitchell Area Community Theatre musical “Grease” opens tonight, and will run Saturday, Sunday and Aug. 9, 10 and 11 at the Pepsi-Cola Theatre in Mitchell. Performances today, Saturday, and Aug. 9 and 10 are at 7:30 p.m., while Sunday and Aug. 11’s performances are at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 or $14, depending on seats, and available at the ACT at 996-9137.

 Show director Jessica Phillips said other than giving the costumes a slightly updated, more modern look than some versions, the play will stay true to what fans of the play and movie know and love.

 “It’s so iconic, we wanted to stick with what people know,” she said. “It’s a lot of fun.”