Fairlawn to present ‘Leader of the Pack’


Fairlawn High School senior Cassie McKnight rehearses a song her character, Ellie Greenwich, sings during “Leader of the Pack: The Ellie Greenwich Musical.”

Fairlawn High School senior Cassie McKnight rehearses a song her character, Ellie Greenwich, sings during “Leader of the Pack: The Ellie Greenwich Musical.”


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Liliana Phillips, left to right, Lola Chambers, Meghan Bell, Christian Porath, Emily Weigandt, Allie Suttles and Ryleigh Werling rehearse a scene from “Leader of the Pack: The Ellie Greenwich Musical.”


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Margaret Overbey, Emily Weigandt, Zoey Douglas, Jade Courtney and Lola Chambers rehearse a scene from “Leader of the Pack: The Ellie Greenwich Musical.”


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The cast of “Leader of the Pack: The Ellie Greenwich Musical” rehearses a scene from the musical.


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SIDNEY — Fairlawn High School will present “Leader of the Pack: The Ellie Greenwich Musical” this weekend.

According to Samuel French Inc., “This hit Broadway musical retrospective celebrates the life and times of Ellie Greenwich, whose doo-wop sounds skyrocketed to the top of the 60s charts.”

The musical features 18 students onstage and three students in tech crew. The show dates are Friday, April 12, at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 13, at 2 p.m., and Saturday, April 13, at 7 p.m. Student and senior citizen tickets are $5 while regular adult tickets are $7.

The show also features the lighting designs of C & T Lighting and an orchestra directed by Franklin Streb.

Members of the cast include Darlene Love portrayed by Caroline Scott; Annie Golden Meghan Bell; Ellie Greenwich (1960s/1980s), Cassie McKnight; Rosie/Chorus, Mya Elsass; Shelley Lola, Chambers; Mickey, Zoey Douglas; Jeff Barry, Christian Porath; Gus Sharkey, Devon North; Disc Jockey No. 1/Joey, Josh Stekli; Keith/Chorus, Aaron Brautigam; Waitress/Chorus, Emily Weigandt; Lounge Singer (Pattie), Margaret Overbey; Featured Female Soloist, Darcy Maxson; Featured Female Soloist, Liliana Phillips; Female Chorus, Elizabeth Pestke; Female Chorus, Jade Courtney; Female Chorus, Allie Suttles; Female Chorus, Ryleigh Werling; Tech Crew, Leiann Campbell; Tech Crew, Bryce Carr;and Tech Crew, Tai Champagne.

Fairlawn High School senior Cassie McKnight rehearses a song her character, Ellie Greenwich, sings during “Leader of the Pack: The Ellie Greenwich Musical.”
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/04/web1_Leader-of-the-Pack-6.jpgFairlawn High School senior Cassie McKnight rehearses a song her character, Ellie Greenwich, sings during “Leader of the Pack: The Ellie Greenwich Musical.” Courtesy photo

Liliana Phillips, left to right, Lola Chambers, Meghan Bell, Christian Porath, Emily Weigandt, Allie Suttles and Ryleigh Werling rehearse a scene from “Leader of the Pack: The Ellie Greenwich Musical.”
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/04/web1_Leader-of-the-Pack-2.jpgLiliana Phillips, left to right, Lola Chambers, Meghan Bell, Christian Porath, Emily Weigandt, Allie Suttles and Ryleigh Werling rehearse a scene from “Leader of the Pack: The Ellie Greenwich Musical.” Courtesy photo

Margaret Overbey, Emily Weigandt, Zoey Douglas, Jade Courtney and Lola Chambers rehearse a scene from “Leader of the Pack: The Ellie Greenwich Musical.”
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/04/web1_Leader-of-the-Pack-3.jpgMargaret Overbey, Emily Weigandt, Zoey Douglas, Jade Courtney and Lola Chambers rehearse a scene from “Leader of the Pack: The Ellie Greenwich Musical.” Courtesy photo

The cast of “Leader of the Pack: The Ellie Greenwich Musical” rehearses a scene from the musical.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/04/web1_Leader-of-the-Pack-5.jpgThe cast of “Leader of the Pack: The Ellie Greenwich Musical” rehearses a scene from the musical. Courtesy photo