Karen Flamenco Dance Company comes to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre with Grease on March 12. (Submitted)

Karen Flamenco Dance Company comes to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre with Grease on March 12. (Submitted)

Grease the musical brings flamenco moves and tap-dancing to Chilliwack stage

Night of high school romance, friendship, rivalries with Grease at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

The Broadway musical Grease is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre.

Step back to the 1950s for a night of traditional flamenco dances, rhythmic percussive tap-dancing and live flamenco guitar, as Karen Flamenco Dance Company brings Grease to Chilliwack on March 12.

The company will bring an evening of high school romance, friendship and rivalries to the stage as they present one of the world’s most iconic musicals that combines compelling dance with fantastic costumes and a fun interpretation of the musical’s score.

“Karen Flamenco’s Pink Ladies and Troy McLaughlin’s Tap dancing T-Birds will set the centre into a 1950s high school with their presentation of Grease,” said artistic director Karen Pitkethly. “Our rendition includes traditional flamenco dance and song with guest guitarist Gareth Owen from Victoria and Vancouver’s own cantaor, Jafelin Helten.”

“The Pink Ladies and T-Birds will be dancing along to all the original songs from the musical, in an exhilarating performance that also incorporates passionate traditional flamenco music,” she said. “Tap and flamenco join together to tell this much-loved musical about friendships, romance and gangs.”

Karen Flamenco dancers will represent the emotions of teenage heartbreak and joy through traditional dance and flamenco guitar. All the songs and music from Grease will be played and sung through their footwork and electrifying rhythms.

Grease is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on March 12 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 for adults, $32 for seniors and $30 for youth, and can be purchased at the Centre Box Office, online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469).

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