Maraschino, Like The Cherry

August 1, 2016

I have struggled to write this post because of my bittersweet experience with Grease, so I'll leave you with this: Imagine being a badass bitch in an elite girl gang for a few months. That's what playing Marty Maraschino in my high school's 2015 production of Grease felt like. If I could walk around all the time wearing non-prescription bejeweled glasses and carrying a fake cigarette between my fingers, I would. Never underestimate the power of a good red lipstick and someone who believes in you. I would like to dedicate this post to Amy Hatcher, whose guidance and support made it possible for me to perform in this role.

Outfit details:
Cool Vibes Dress in Cherries from Modcloth, That's What I Call Style Bag in Black by Betsey Johnson (sold out, on Ebay), old shoes, gifted faux glasses

In the script for the Samuel French stage production of Grease, Marty says, "I ain't got a date," to which Danny responds, "Hey, I know just the guy. Right you guys! Hey Eugene!" So, in the most clever promposal ever imagined, Jared, who played Eugene, came on stage during the dress rehearsal with a sign and balloons and said, "I'll go to prom with you, Marty!"

This is my favorite photo from the show because I look like a total BAMF in it, but also because it captures the disaster that was me face-planting on stage during the opening number and practically destroying my knee.
6 comments on "Maraschino, Like The Cherry"
  1. These pictures are great. Looking at them I can see that you transitioned into the character really well. I hope you continue acting in the future too.

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