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Catch ‘Grease’ tonight and come out humming


Earworms are all around us. You walk into a grocery story in search of, say, some eggs — and you walk out humming some song by Tommy Tutone.

Remember "867-530-ni-yah-ni-yun"?

And nothing contains more earworms than a rock musical. "Grease," for example. If you don't believe me — or have been trying desperately to forget — you can see for yourself at 7:15 tonight at the Garland Theater when the 1978 movie adaptation of the 1971 stage musical will screen as the finale of the theater's Summer Camp series.

Directed by Randal Kleiser, the film stars Olivia Newton-John, John Travolta, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway and others (including Didi Conn). Set in the summer of 1958, the film presents a fantasy version of the greaser era, keying on how a "good girl" character (Newton-John) gets acclimated into the greaser realm by her summer boyfriend Danny (Travolta).

And you likely know the rest.

Admission to the show is $2.50. The cheap price covers all the earworms — including the one below.

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