'Grease' singalong at Virginia will benefit Center for Women in Transition

'Grease' singalong at Virginia will benefit Center for Women in Transition

CHAMPAIGN — A "Sing-a-Long 'Grease' " event, to which the audience sings along to the music in the movie, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Virginia Theatre.

The event is a benefit for the Center for Women in Transition.

"Chicago's Music Box runs a 'Grease' sing-along every summer, and it's been selling out the Hollywood Bowl for years," said Mary Wallace, director of development for the Center for Women in Transition. "But the 'Grease' sing-along is new to Champaign-Urbana."

The event will include the official, licensed version of the "Grease" sing-along, with the song lyrics appearing on the screen.

But there's more fun promised at the event, Wallace said:

— A warm-up with WCIA news anchor Jennifer Roscoe.

— A 1950s costume contest with prizes.

— Raffle prizes including a Gatlinburg, Tenn., weekend, a mattress valued at up to $1,000 from Illini Mattress and a $100 gift certificate to Bacaro.

— A preshow VIP reception, starting at 6 p.m. on the Virginia stage, featuring gourmet bites and beverages from Dish Passionate Cuisine of Champaign, as well as a special musical performance by The Other Guys. VIP tickets are $75 each; VIP reservations are due by Oct. 4. Contact Wallace at 819-4609 or mwallace@cwt-cu.org.

General admission to the "Grease" sing-along event are $25 for adults and $20 for students and senior citizens. A 10-ticket package costs $200.

Tickets are on sale at the Virginia box office or by calling 356-9063 or by visiting http://www.thevirginia.org.

The Center for Women in Transition is a registered 501(c)(3) organization that provides shelter and services to homeless women and their children and to victims of domestic violence. The center is a Champaign County United Way partner agency.

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