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Native America Calling: Bear Grease is the word
Thursday, June 16, 2022

Bear Grease is the word
An all-Native send-up of the Tony Award-winning musical turned hit movie “Grease” is connecting with audiences in Canada and playing in selected theaters in the U.S.

“Bear Grease” is the brainchild of Crystle Lightning (Cree) and MC RedCloud (Huichol), a husband and wife hip-hop duo who go by the name Lightning Cloud. It’s a follow-up to their “hip-hopera” “Dr. Sioux’s The Neech Who Stole Christmas.”

With songs like “Boarding School Dropout”, this is not the nearly all-white musical depicting the fun-loving 50s era.

Native America Calling talks with Lightning and others in the cast about Indigenizing the classic plot, lyrics, and fashion of “Grease.”

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