Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Grease Promo- Witham Promotional Photography

Danny Zuko
Last month I had the pleasure of taking promotional photographs for WOW! - an award-winning musical youth theatre group based in Witham. The brief was to take a set of photos to publicise their forthcoming production of Grease, reflecting their own version of iconic scenes from the cult 1970’s film. I absolutely love this film and have seen it countless times. I have also seen the stage version, so I had lots of ideas to run with.

The photo shoot took place at the American-style Bungalow Diner at Marks Tey and featured the T Birds along with Rizzo and Sandy - and a classic American convertible hired for the event. A 1963 Chrysler Imperial
The T Birds

On the way there it was raining so hard I was wondering how we would get the Summer Lovin’ feeling into the images on such a cold, wet October morning. Thankfully, after a coffee in the diner, and a lot of wishing and crossing of fingers, the clouds parted - and it even got a little sunny.

Danny and Sandy
We had about an hour-and-a-half shoot with the car, then we took a few shots inside the diner itself, making good use of its 50’s memorabilia – including a classic juke box.

I have to say, the guys and girls from WOW! - and their parents - were an absolute pleasure to work with. The youngsters were very professional and we had a lot of fun.

Danny and Sandy
There will be a second photo shoot in December for the other Pink Ladies and Sandy, and I am really looking forward to it. The resulting publicity photos from both shoots will be used in a promotional campaign for the show, which will include posters, press releases, websites, Facebook updates and other promotional mediums.

The WOW! Production of Grease will run from 17th – 22nd February, 2014 at Witham Town Hall. It’s going to be great, and I for one can’t wait to see their version of one of my all-time favourite films!

The T Birds, Rizzo and Sandy

Tickets for Grease will be available from the WOW! Box office on 0845 475 0420.

Thanks for reading and look out for next month’s blog…… Steve.

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