Madonna’s daughter plays part in ‘Grease’

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Madonna and her daughter Lourdes Leon, 17, who plays the rebellious Betty Rizzo in LaGuardia High School’s production of ‘Grease.’

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.

Madonna texts during the intermission of a production of 'Grease,' starring her daughter, Lourdes, at LaGuardia High School on Amsterdam Ave. Friday night.

Madonna texts during the intermission of a production of ‘Grease,’ starring her daughter, Lourdes, at LaGuardia High School on Amsterdam Ave. Friday night.

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Lola, as she’s known, made her debut as the rule-breaking Betty Rizzo in LaGuardia High School’s production of “Grease.”

Lourdes Leon (far left), Madonna's daughter, performs as Betty Rizzo in 'Grease' at LaGuardia High School Friday night.

Lourdes Leon (far left), Madonna’s daughter, performs as Betty Rizzo in ‘Grease’ at LaGuardia High School Friday night.

She shares the part with another student, sophomore Talia R. Bornstein, in the show running through Dec. 15.

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Lourdes 'Lola' Leon with Madonna following behind at LaGuardia High School Friday night.

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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.”

A movie poster, taken from Wikipedia Commons, of the 1978 film 'Grease' featuring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta.

A movie poster, taken from Wikipedia Commons, of the 1978 film ‘Grease’ featuring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta.

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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.

Stockard Channing playing Betty Rizzo in the 1978 film, 'Grease.'

Stockard Channing playing Betty Rizzo in the 1978 film, ‘Grease.’

That meant pencil skirts, clamdiggers and a halter top. And, of course, the classic Pink Ladies bomber jacket for every girl gang member.

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Jason Opsahl as Kenickie and Rosie O'Donnell as Rizzo in 'Greased Lightning,' one of the numbers in the new Tommy Tune Production of 'Grease.'

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Jason Opsahl as Kenickie and Rosie O’Donnell as Rizzo in ‘Greased Lightning,’ one of the numbers in the new Tommy Tune Production of ‘Grease.’

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.”

Lourdes Leon and Madonna arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar party hosted by Graydon Carter held at Sunset Tower on Feb. 27, 2011, in West Hollywood, Calif.

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Lourdes Leon and Madonna arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar party hosted by Graydon Carter held at Sunset Tower on Feb. 27, 2011, in West Hollywood, Calif.

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A senior majoring in drama at the prestigious school made famous in “Fame,” Lola had comic chops and confidence on stage. She delivered Rizzo’s zingers with hands on her hips and a lot of attitude.

Lourdes Leon spotted out and about in NYC.

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Lourdes Leon spotted out and about in NYC.

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.

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