Grease lightning at Lumen

Just a few members of the large cast pose for a photo during rehearsal earlier this week. Photo: Rachel Mounsey

Just a few members of the large cast pose for a photo during rehearsal earlier this week. Photo: Rachel Mounsey

Fans of T-Birds and Pink Ladies get ready. Preparations are in full swing as Lumen Christi Catholic College students are hopelessly devoted to polishing up their jive and putting on their best grease lightning, perfecting the finishing touches of their rendition of the classic musical Grease.

Too cool for school : One of the T-Birds cruising through rehearsals. Photo: Rachel Mounsey

Too cool for school : One of the T-Birds cruising through rehearsals. Photo: Rachel Mounsey

We popped along to see how things were shaping up in the final weeks of rehearsal.

" Hopelessly devoted to you" Actor Julie Cullenward as Sandy during rehearsal at Lumen Christi Catholic College earlier this week. Photo: Rachel Mounsey

" Hopelessly devoted to you" Actor Julie Cullenward as Sandy during rehearsal at Lumen Christi Catholic College earlier this week. Photo: Rachel Mounsey

Since landing the part of Sandy, year 11 student Julie Cullenward said she's discovered more sides to the popular Grease character than she thought possible.

"She is a little bit different to the film version - because it's condensed there isn't a long amount of time to introduce the characters " said Julie

"I was surprised to find her a little bit bratty earlier on in the show. She throws a few tantrums."

Julie is just one of the actors in a cast and crew of over 100 students who are working hard to bring the nosatlgic musical to the stage later in July.

Pink ladies during rehearsals. Photo: Rachel Mounsey

Pink ladies during rehearsals. Photo: Rachel Mounsey

Drama teacher Emma Hibbert said, "Whilst our actors are rehearsing, a huge number of students are working hard behind the scenes. Construction staff and students have finished building the sets and set paintings are well underway."

Drama teacher Emma Hibbert gives the cast their directions singing "Always be together" Photo: Rachel Mounsey

Drama teacher Emma Hibbert gives the cast their directions singing "Always be together" Photo: Rachel Mounsey

"We are hoping the audience sings along and really enjoys all the work that has gone into making this show spectacular.

"Everybody remembers Sandy and Danny, we hope people wont miss this energetic and colourful performance with an incredible live orchestra," she said.

Grease Jr runs over three nights opening Thursday, July 25. For tickets visit trybooking.com or phone 649 588 88