The Souris Valley Theatre is set to bring a fresh twist to a beloved classic with its summer production of Greased. Randy Apostle, the writer and producer behind this exciting adaptation, has long been a familiar face at the theatre. With over 25 years of involvement, Apostle’s contributions have helped shape the local theatre scene. -full interview from the SUN 102 morning show below.

Originally from Moose Jaw, SK, Apostle has been involved in the theatrical world for decades. "I've been coming to Estevan for over 25 years," he shared. His extensive experience includes writing, directing, producing, and stage managing various shows. Among his favourite past productions are Volstead Blues and Ranchers and Rustlers, which he has brought to the Souris Valley Theatre multiple times.

This summer, Apostle is bringing a unique take on the classic film Grease to the stage. Titled Greased, this production offers a fun twist on the original story. "Rather than the traditional story, since we're doing our homage to it and having fun with it, I reversed the characters," Apostle explained. "So it's the females that are the racing gang and the new boy in town."

Apostle’s inspiration for Greased stems from his own high school days in the late 70s, when Grease first captured his heart. "It thrilled us all when it came out and it revamped that interest in rock'n'roll music," he recalled. His love for the film’s music and its vibrant energy is evident in this production. "It's kind of my love letter to that music," he said, emphasizing the joy and fun that both the original film and this new adaptation bring to audiences.

Greased will run this week until July 12, with additional performances from July 15 to 19 at 7:30 PM, and a special matinee on July 11 at 2:00 PM. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience Randy Apostle’s heartfelt and inventive take on a classic favourite.

For more information, visit the Souris Valley Theatre's website.