The Marysville Opera House will be transported back to the ‘50s for the city of Marysville’s Grease Sing-Along and Sock Hop on Oct. 13.
The event will be at the Marysville Opera House at 1225 3rd Street, Marysville. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event is from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Tickets are $10 per person.
The city has shown family movies and classic films before but this is the first time they’re trying a sing-along.
“We’ve shown lots of movies before in the park and elsewhere, but this is the first time that we’re bringing a sing-along to Marysville,” said Lauren Woodmansee, cultural arts supervisor with Marysville’s Parks, Culture and Recreation Department.
“We want it to be another fun family-friendly event for locals,” she said.
It will be an opportunity to see the film in a big venue on a wide screen, she said, and is meant to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the classic movie.
“The buzz that we are getting is that people are super excited and many didn’t know that the 40th anniversary of the film was this year,” said Woodmansee.
The Marysville Opera House will be decorated with ‘50s colors and participants can come dressed up as well.
“We are encouraging everyone to dress up for the event with clothes from that era,” said Woodmansee.
During the film participants can take part in the songs. ‘Grease’ is one of the most popular American musicals of all time, said Woodmansee, so they’re mostly well-known tunes, she added.
“People are encouraged to sing along with all the songs in the movie,” she said.
There will be dancing and other festivities after the film showing as well.
“After the film we’re having a costume contest, as well, for anyone that wants to compete in that,” said Woodmansee.
The Jimmy Wright Band will be playing some songs after the film.
“They have a huge repertoire but they’re going to play ‘50s and ‘60s songs for us here,” said Woodmansee.
The event will feature festival-style seating with a variety of options for people viewing the film.
Beer and wine will be sold by the Marysville Soroptimists.
Those interested can pre-order tickets at marysvillewa.gov. Tickets are about two-thirds sold, said Woodmansee, and she expects them to sell out before the show begins.
Online ticket sales will end Oct. 13 at 4 p.m. and continue at the door if they are still available.
Sonic Drive In is sponsoring the event.