Greenville Grafitti Car Show
Saturday of Father’s Day weekend each June, The Greenville Graffiti Car Show - co-sponsored by Greenville Chamber of Commerce & Greenville Illinois Tourism - is a nostalgic day of classic cars, Hollywood stars, oldies music, and great food.
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7th Annual Greenville Graffiti Car Show will be Saturday, June 16, 2018
Plus, “Rydell High Reunion” Friday, June 15, 2018
Rydell High Reunion To Open Greenville Graffiti Weekend
Posted on: May 22, 2018 by greenville admin
Ladies in poodle skirts and guys in white tees with slicked back hair are invited to Greenville, Illinois on Friday, June 15 for the Rydell High Reunion. Four cast members from Grease will be doing a Q & A session and signing autographs prior to the showing of the movie in the Greenville High School auditorium. This summer marks the film’s 40th anniversary and as part of the celebration, Grease is the theme of the 7th Annual Greenville Graffiti Car Show....
Appearing will be Didi Conn (Frenchie), Barry Pearl (Doody), Jamie Donnelly (Jan) and Eddie Deezen (Eugene). This is a return appearance for Deezen, who was a guest at last year’s car show.
Originally debuting on Broadway in 1972, Grease became one of the biggest films of 1978. While John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John were the stars of the movie, the other members of the ensemble cast contributed much to its success. The movie has stood the test of time and has become a favorite of each generation since.
The program begins at 6:30 p.m. with the movie scheduled to begin at approximately 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. They may be purchased in advance at Watson’s Drug Store and Bradford National Bank, both in Greenville, or by calling the Greenville Chamber of Commerce office at (618) 664-9272.
“The Friday night event has become a fan favorite,” explained John Goldsmith, Greenville Graffiti Car Show founder. “It’s a great opportunity to meet the celebs, ask questions, and learn some fascinating inside stories. We encourage Grease enthusiasts to come for our Rydell High Reunion then stay for the car show the next day.”
Car Show Saluting Grease Anniversary
Posted on: March 23, 2018 by greenville admin
The 7th Annual Greenville Graffiti Car Show in Greenville, Illinois may resemble the halls of Rydell High as the spotlight shines on the 40th anniversary of the musical movie Grease. Each year the car show features celebrity autograph sessions. Appearing this year are Didi Conn (Frenchie), Barry Pearl (Doody), Jamie Donnelly (Jan) and Eddie Deezen (Eugene). This is a return appearance for Deezen, who was a guest at last year’s event. Greenville Graffiti is Saturday, June 16 in downtown Greenville....
UPDATE: Barry Pearl has resolved his scheduling conflict and WILL be making his appearance at this year’s Greenville Graffiti Car Show!
Originally debuting on Broadway in 1972, Grease easily made the transition to the big screen in 1978, becoming the year’s biggest grossing film. Additionally, the soundtrack album sold 28 million copies. The story takes place in the 1950s and revolves around Danny Zuko, a greaser, and his romance with Sandy, the new girl in school. The duo is joined by members of the school’s cliques—the T-birds and the Pink Ladies.
Kayley Woker, Greenville Chamber Executive Director, said about this year’s guests, “As a fan of Grease, I’m looking forward to the stories the cast will share. Because of the movie’s incredible popularity, we’re expecting generations of Grease lovers to come to this year’s Greenville Graffiti Car Show.”
Fans of Didi Conn will remember her for not only her work in Grease, but also her role as Stacy Jones on the children’s TV series Shining Time Station. She was also a regular on the popular 1980s show Benson and made appearances on Highway to Heaven, L.A. Law, and Law and Order: SVU.
Barry Pearl and Jamie Donnelly appeared in stage productions of Grease, prior to getting their roles in the movie. Pearl made guest appearances on dozens of TV shows including Hill Street Blues, Murder She Wrote, and ER. He also was a regular cast member in comedy legend Don Rickles’ show CPO Sharkey. Donnelly played Jan in both the stage and film versions of Grease. She also starred in the original stage production of Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Eddie Deezen is back by popular demand after a memorable appearance at last year’s Greenville Graffiti Car Show. His role as Eugene in Grease has brought him countless fans, but Deezen also left his mark in films like The Polar Express, War Games, and 1941. All the celebrities appear courtesy of In Person Productions.
Another car show tradition is the Friday night question/answer program with the celebrities. Additional details will be announced in the near future on that event.
The Greenville Graffiti Car Show, co-sponsored by the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and Greenville Tourism, has become one of the premier shows in the St. Louis area. Last year over 175 vintage cars and trucks participated. The Grease cast is scheduled to sign autographs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. that day.
Greg Brady & Eugene Felsnic At 2017 Car Show
Posted on: March 17, 2017 by greenville admin
A teen heart-throb from the early 1970s and an actor who specialized in playing nerds will be signing autographs this summer at the 6th Annual Greenville Graffiti Car Show in Greenville, Illinois...
Barry Williams, who starred as Greg Brady on the legendary comedy TV series The Brady Bunch, and Eddie Deezen, who played Eugene Felsnic in Grease and Grease 2, will appear at the show on Saturday, June 17. Their appearance continues a Greenville Graffiti Car Show tradition of featuring celebrities.
“These actors played wildly different characters,” observed John Goldsmith, car show chairman. “But The Brady Bunch and Grease have such devoted followings. I think Barry and Eddie will draw a diverse crowd to this year’s show.”
Williams portrayed the Greg, the eldest Brady son, from 1969 to 1974. However, the show has lived on in syndication for generations to enjoy. He has guested on scores of television shows including Dragnet, Adam-12, Mission: Impossible, and Murder She Wrote. After the success of The Brady Bunch, Williams transitioned to musical theater and in recent years has performed regularly in Branson, MO.
Along with his work in Grease and its sequel, Deezen played Herbie the aspiring ventriloquist in Steven Spielberg’s film 1941. He also co-starred in War Games and did voice-over work for The Polar Express and the animated series Dexter’s Laboratory.
“We’ve been considering several celebrities for this year’s Greenville Graffiti Car Show,” explained Randy Alderman, Greenville Chamber of Commerce vice president. “I feel we’ve assembled a group that offer something for everyone.”
Williams and Deezen join Tyler Dale from American Restoration, who had been announced earlier. Tentatively the celebrities will be signing autographs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 17. Another car show tradition is the Friday night question/answer program with the celebrities. Additional details will be announced in the near future on that event.
The Greenville Graffiti Car Show, co-sponsored by the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and Greenville Tourism, has become one of the premier shows in the St. Louis area. Last year over 230 vintage cars and trucks participated.