Altrusa Club members are getting ready for their fundraising presentation of Grease at the Tidemark Theatre Nov. 16. In the spirit of previous presentations of Mama Mia and The Sound of Music

Go Greased Lightnin’

Campbell River Altrusa Club fundraiser to rock the Tidemark Theatre

Get your poodle skirts and black leather jackets ready for the Campbell River Altrusa Club’s third annual movie event.

On Saturday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m., the iconic 1978 musical, Grease, will be shown at the Tidemark Theater.

Come and see Danny and Sandy reunite after a wonderful summer love…but things can get complicated when your pals are around.

Filled with old-time humour, trips to local hangouts, evenings at the drive-in, and school events, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John (and friends) sing and dance their way through 50’s high school life. The amazing choreography in this movie is as fresh and fun as it was in 1978. Enjoy the classic soundtrack with its famous tunes such as Hopelessly Devoted To You, You’re the One That I Want, Summer Nights, Greased Lightning and many more.

The fun-filled evening will be introduced by Christine Knight, this year’s enthusiastic Master of Ceremonies. Knight teaches Drama at Carihi. Since she works with theatre kids, dressing up in costume, singing and dancing, acting silly and having fun is part of a regular work day for her.

She will be explaining any props or prompts to be used at strategic points throughout the show. In addition to the complimentary prop, glow in the dark bracelets will be sold by donation. There is a special use for these…come to the event to find out about it.

Audience members are encouraged to come in costume, though it isn’t mandatory and there will be prizes.

Groups are buying up blocks of tickets and making it a fun night out with family and friends.

Tickets are still $20 per person in order to make this an affordable night out for everyone.

This event is presented by the Altrusa Club of Campbell River. The club supports 20 local community groups, organizations and events, such as the Campbell River Womens’ Center, The Salvation Army, Parks and Rec summer programs, C.R. Adult Care Center, the Golden Girls Tea, and Rose Harbour, just to name a few.

Literacy is the primary mandate of the club.

Members participate in Family Literacy Day, provide bursaries for students, and visit Strong Start Programs and preschools providing children with books to take home.

The Altrusa Club has also received an award from Altrusa International for its ongoing Comfort Bag Project, which provides special bags filled with books and a cozy “quillow” to all the children and teens who stay at the Ann Elmore House.

Last year, more than 430 people enjoyed the Sing Along Mamma Mia presented at the Tidemark and the Altrusa Club is hoping that this year’s movie event will be even more fun.

So pull out your bobby socks and saddle shoes, sweater sets or leather jackets, or maybe even your teasing combs or Brylcream and come down to the Tidemark on Nov. 16.

Tickets are available at the Tidemark Theater Box Office (250-287-PINK) or online at www.tidemarktheatre.com.