The musical "Grease" is being staged at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 - Oct. 25, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2 at the Albuquerque Little Theatre, 224 San Pasquale SW.
Tickets are $24 for the general public, $22 for seniors, $18 for students and $12 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available in advance at www.albuquerquelittletheatre.org, at the ALT box office, by calling 242-4750 ext. 2 or, if available, at the door.

Advisory: Gestures, sexual references

Review by David Steinberg
For The Pink Ladies and The Burger Palace Boys the year 1959 would have its good times and rough times.
These kids from working class families are uneasily inching toward uncertain adulthood in that year in the rock -n- roll musical "Grease."  They're baffled by the complications that arise from romance, lust, friendship, delinquency and possible teenage pregnancy. They hang out a lot. They're not much for cracking open the books at Rydell High School.
The Albuquerque Little Theatre's fun and exciting production of the Broadway hit musical takes audiences back to the '50s. The production, directed by Henry Avery and musical direction by Shelly Andes, has so much going for it. Besides the vibrant singing and dancing, the staging, Vic Browder's imaginative set design and Joe Moncada's creative period costume designs enhance the production.
Kelvin Krupiak's Danny Zuko is the narcissistic leader of the Burger Palace Boys. His attention is divided between Jessica Quindlen's Sandy Dumbrowski, the new, sweet girl in town whom he met over the summer, and Virginia Asbury's Patty Simcox, a cheerleader. Zuko may have too much of a good thing.
 Zuko gives his Boys and their Pink Lady buddies plenty of room to shine.
 Michael Rascon's Kenickie is handsome, charismatic and athletic, and the audience is drawn to his moves and lines even when he's not in the spotlight. Kenickie and mouthy, sarcastic Rizzo, played by Tasha Waters, are an item. Waters is the top female vocal soloist in the cast.
Colin Burdge's Doody does a smooth job performing "Those Magic Changes" and as the Teen Angel in "Beauty School Dropout," a number that Gigi Guajardo as Frenchy makes the most of. Frenchy shrugs at her troubles. She's a high school dropout …and a beauty school dropout.
The set design and costume design in both of those scenes were top-notch. A set of hallway lockers opens to reveal a three-piece band playing as Doody sings "Magic Changes." Burdge's Teen Angel steps out of his white wings and steps down a white staircase flanked by minor angels in white, each wearing a white Marie Antoinette bonnet rimmed in oversized hair curlers. The set is bathed in white.
Sheehan Gonzales' Roger, another of the Boys, connects with Christie Burbank's Jan. Roger has a thing about mooning. Jan has a thing about eating. They could be made for each other.
Andrew Detlef's Sonny LaTierri is a goofy guy who doesn't quite say the right thing. Karliz de Marco's Marty is one of the Pink Ladies but she's already got her sights set on a young man in the military.
Joel White is a toothy, smiley Vince Fontaine, an older deejay. Despite his age, Fontaine puts a move on Marty at the school dance. White's best moves are leading the cast in the song "Born to Hand-Jive."
At the school dance, Danny shows up with Cha-Cha DiGregorio (Erin Allen), an overly made-up girl from another school. They win the hand jive contest.
Sandy's not at the dance. No one asked her to go. But before the final scene, Sandy wises up. She has to make a fashion statement to get Danny's full attention. She does. And he does. They smile and sing the clincher "You're the One That I Want."
Other notable tunes from the show are "We Go Together," sung by the Burger Palace Boys and the Pink Ladies at the end of Act I and reprised at the end of the show by the whole cast; "Greased Lightnin," sung by Kenickie with the men in the cast; and Sandy's lament "Hopelessly Devoted to You."
The supporting ensembles did their job, and very well indeed. Female ensemble members are Veronica Baca, Sasha Butcher, Michelle Eiland and Sugar Garcia. Male ensemble members are Bradley Fuller, Nicholas Goodwin, Tim Nguyen and Lando Ruiz.