Lourdes Leon, 17, takes on the role of Betty Rizzo at the school production in Manhattan on Friday. Watching in the audience was her mother, Madonna, with kids, Rocco, David and Mercy and friends.
Madonna’s teen daughter Lourdes smoked cigarettes, chugged wine and got boy crazy in front of hundreds of people on Friday.But it was all just an act.
Lola, as she’s known, made her debut as the rule-breaking Betty Rizzo in LaGuardia High School’s production of “Grease.”
She shares the part with another student, sophomore Talia R. Bornstein, in the show running through Dec. 15.
Lourdes ‘Lola’ Leon with Madonna following behind at LaGuardia High School Friday night.
In the program, Lola Leon, 17, gave shout-outs to her mom and dad, personal trainer and performer Carlos Leon.
“She would like to thank her parents,” she noted in her bio, “for giving her guidance and love and supporting her passions wholeheartedly.”
Lola might have also thanked her superstar mother for her star-power DNA and fashion sense. But instead of mom’s iconic cone bra, Lola rocked the Eisenhower-era costumes in the show set in 1959 at Rydell High School.
Rizzo is the sarcastic Pink Lady who has no time for good girls or need for a glass when it comes to booze.
“Drink it out of the bottle,” Lola growled in character, while holding cheap vino. “We ain’t got cooties.”
But Rizzo needs to sing and dance, too. And Lola, who was terrific at both, found the comedy in her Act I solo, “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee.” She also dug for something deeper and found it in “There are Worse Things I Could Do.”
In the audience was her mother, Madonna, with kids, Rocco, David and Mercy and friends. Lola’s Carlos also attended the show.
Madonna was an appreciative audience throughout the show, at times laughing at her daughter’s antics, and at one point she and her friend took a picture of another actor during the song, “Mooning.” The proud mom had a big bouquet of white roses resting in her lap for her daughter, and she and Leon shared a kiss after the performance.
Lola blended into a high-energy ensemble led by Tommaso Di Blasi as Danny Zuko and Julia Dean and Victoria Johnson, who alternate as the goody-goody Sandy Dumbrowski.