[...] Hopper knew the production would have to have a "honey wagon" car that's automatic, systematic and hydromatic to create extra "stage magic" for the high-energy "Greased Lightnin'" number.
Art students helped decorate the lobby of our fine arts facility like a soda fountain shop and we'll have kids on roller skates serving ice cream floats and little hamburgers.
Grease" is a 1971 Broadway musical that takes a nostalgic look at fictional Rydell High School, where students break into songs such as "Summer Nights," "Hopelessly Devoted to You," "Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee" and "We Go Together.
Dobie's production of "Grease" will represent the school at the 2015 Tommy Tune Awards, a Tony Awards-style ceremony next April that will honor excellence in musicals from high schools throughout the Greater Houston area.
A three-judge panel of theater enthusiasts representing the program's sponsor, Theatre Under the Stars, will attend a performance of "Grease" and consider its performers, directors, choreographers, musicians and designers for nominations and awards.
The free bus service is being provided with support from the Dickinson school district, which has donated school buses to be used to get visitors to and from the park.
Street parking during the shuttle service period is "highly discouraged" for safety reasons, and handicap parking is available with proper identification, according to the event's website at www.dickinsonfestivaloflights.org.
Suderman said that tour buses from as far away as Crosby and Stephenville have stopped at the festival, and this year groups are expected from Baytown, Galveston and other surrounding communities.
Other support comes from the 4B Corp. and Dickinson Economic Development Corp., which funds bus service to the park and pays for off-duty police officers and any advertisements to promote the event.
Volunteers include Galveston County Adult Probation, Knights of Columbus Council 3217, Keep Dickinson Beautiful, area churches and high school ROTC and National Honor Society members, among others.
"The community of Dickinson is so proud to be able to offer this venue to the citizens of the area," said Mary Dunbaugh, a former Dickinson City councilwoman and longtime member of the Festival of Lights Society Board of Directors.
League City's Holiday in the Park festival promises some big fun this year along historic Main Street with parades, music, shopping, Santa and snow.
[...] in its 17th year, the festival will take place Dec. 4-7 in and around League Park, 512 Second St., with three parades, a fun-filled carnival, a showing of the movie "Frosty the Snowman" and a performance of "The Nutcracker "by the Clear Lake Ballet.
Too often during the holidays, "Everybody runs around like crazy and nobody stops to smell the roses," said Janice Hallisey of League City Proud, the event sponsor.
The vendors will be open and there'll be entertainment all day long on the plaza, from karate demonstrations to choir performances and hand bells.
The Clear Lake Ballet's performance of "The Nutcracker" will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday, and couples will have a chance to renew their wedding vows at 4:30 p.m.