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'Grease' sing-along a slick way to summer fun at the library

"Fun" was the word Saturday afternoon at the Westport Library.

The classic movie musical, "Grease," starting John Travolta and Oliver Newton John, was screened for the public's singing pleasure. Around 40 people stopped in to share their vocal chords and enjoy the film invoking the fun and fashions of the 1950s.

"We just thought it would be a fun summer movie to show and give everyone a chance to see the movie in a different way," said Kelle Ruden, community relations director. "I think it's a great all-ages event."

"It's called the `Rockin' Rydell' edition," she said, and featured the song lyrics displayed at the bottom of the screen for all the favorites, including "Greased Lightning," "Summer Nights" and "You're the One that I Want."

"I just love the music," said Gail Parda of Naugatuck, who came in costume with her friends, dressed as one of the Pink Ladies. "It is a sing-along."

"It's the type of musical that everyone likes," said Jaina Lewis, teen librarian, who threw on her pink sweater to get into the spirit.

Shake Shack provided refreshments for the event, including a special Pink beverage.

"We all love `Grease,' " said Dana Spencer of Weston, who brought her family. "We thought it would be fun."

"I love the oldies," said Nancy Faroux of Westport, who was dancing at the back of the room. "I could listen to them all night and dance."

"That's when music was music," she said.

Next up, according to Ruden, may be a singalong screening of "The Sound of Music," so the library halls may come alive with echoes from the famous musical score.

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