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Arts & Entertainment - March 16, 2012

Sing along with John Travolta

Fun Rotary evening to benefit Open Heart Kitchen

It's always OK to quietly tap your toes during a musical but Tri-Valley Rotary is offering the chance for an entire audience to burst into song.

Rotary's sing-along to the movie "Grease" will take place March 25 at Vine Cinema in Livermore. It will benefit Open Heart Kitchen, which provides hot meals to those in need in the Tri-Valley.

"An energetic audience will sing out loud to popular rock and roll songs like 'Greased Lightnin',' 'Summer Nights' and 'You're the One That I Want,'" said Rotarian spokesman Chad Caines. "Go ahead and sing along with the chorus. Don't worry, the theater management will encourage it."

On the other hand, he noted, there is no pressure to sing.

"If singing is not your thing, then just sit back relax and enjoy the show," Caines said.

If you sing, don't worry about your voice -- every one, on key or off, is welcome to join in. The screen will display the lyrics.

A pre-event starts at 4:45 p.m. with no-host food, wine, drawings, auctions and a costume contest. Everyone is encouraged to dress as a cast member for "Grease," which is set at a high school in 1958; John Travolta plays bad boy Danny Zuko and Olivia Newton-John is the clean-cut Sandy. Doors open for the movie at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children. Call 273-1603.

Vine Cinema is located at 1722 First St. in Livermore.

In addition to benefiting Open Heart Kitchen, proceeds will go to Rotary International's End Polio Program, Tri-Valley Rotary's annual Livermore VA Hospital Veteran's barbecue and other local and international Rotary programs.

--Dolores Fox Ciardelli


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