PADUCAH – “fat” is the word you heard. Or it could be under normal circumstances, but viral is the word about a video created by McCracken County High School drama students.
It is so popular that Olivia Newton John, who starred in the film in 1978, called her on Twitter.
The teenagers got creative when the curtain was drawn on their show because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
You should come on stage this week. But they prove that they fit together – even if they are separated.
Zach Farmer and Hailey Watson were cast as main characters Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson.
McCracken County High School’s two seniors love to put on a show, even if it means singing “You’re the one I want” at Noble Park in Paducah.
They sang it for everyone to hear.
They are amazed that their senior production of “Grease” has been postponed due to COVID-19. But thanks to the idea of their friend Lucas Bohannon, they made the video.
It honored McCracken County High School drama director Mary Bowden.
“It was just the most delightful thing I’ve ever seen,” said Hailey.
The video went viral.
“I think because there are some dark times that people want something positive, and well, it kept exploding,” said Zach. “Then Olivia Newton John would talk about it and that we’re all still freaking out about it in group chat.”
The duo said there was so much work put into production that the postponed show is currently bringing a whirl of emotions, but everyone remains positive.
“Everyone in ‘Grease’ has everyone in their thoughts, and no matter what happens, we’re still looking for the best,” said Hailey. “Every day we go one step at a time, as Bowden would say, and we’ll always be hopelessly devoted to ‘fat’.”
Zach and Hailey will go to Northern Kentucky University in the fall.
Zach will study music theater and Hailey will study theater art.
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