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HARTFORD — If you watched “Grease: Live” Sunday, it was probably clear that it was not easy to pull off.  

From the moment singer Jessie J burst into the title song and the camera followed her as she snaked her way backstage, past cheering extras and out onto the street, you knew it was not a typical musical.

The show made full use of its two soundstages, 21 sets and live audience to break down theater’s fourth wall in creative ways.

Associate Director, Carrie Havel, posted a video on Facebook showing off exactly what happened inside the control room during the performance.

By Wednesday morning, the video has been shared nearly 9,000 times and has been viewed nearly 800,000 times!

“It took less than five minutes into Fox’s Grease: Live for director Thomas Kail to throw down the gauntlet, kick it out the door and slam the door shut on just about any future live musicals when it comes to sheer technical dexterity,” said The Hollywood Reporter’s Fienberg.

We thought you might also want to see our control room here at FOX 61 Good Day Connecticut.

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