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DATES: 14 - 17 May 2014

 

SYNOPSIS

It's 1959 and Rydell High is filled with rebellious, thrill-loving students. Sandy Dumbrowski enters as the new girl in school. It turns out that she and the leader of the Burger Palace Boys gang, Danny Zuko, have had a brief love affair the summer before. While Sandy stresses to her new classmates the emotional attachment she and Danny had, Danny stresses the physical aspects of their relationship. As the show goes on, the students have to deal with love, gang violence, teen pregnancy, and friendship.

Like most people born after 1978, I grew up with the film Grease. I can still recite most of the dialogue, and I have definitely bopped to the Grease Megamix at many a school disco. I would imagine that in this, I am far from alone; it is consistently voted the most popular musical in polls, and is generally considered one of the most iconic films of our time.

 

This makes it a hard act for a stage musical to follow, even when the stage version came first. Grease the stage musical is much more of an innocent pastiche of high school in '50s America than the film is. It is homage to a simpler age, and a sweet tale of finding yourself and growing up.

 

So KVTG have rather a hard task at hand in taking such a well known and beloved musical back to its original form, and overall they did a great job. They did not attempt to copy the film, though there were nods to it here and there; the iconic dance sequence from Greased Lightning being one of them.

GREASE

SARDINE MAG'S REVIEW

Sarah Dowd, Lizzie Lattimore

Jenna Powell

Adam Hope

Sophie Hardie

CAST

PHOTOS

ABOUT THE SHOW

SANDY

DANNY

RIZZO

MARTY

KENICKIE

JAN

FRENCHY

DOODY

ROGER

SONNY

EUGENE

PATTY

CHA CHA

V. FONTAINE

MISS LYNCH

TEEN ANGEL

 

ENSEMBLE

THE SHOW

Bobby Doherty

Billy Harvey

Ligia Kowalska

Kate Vlietstra

Dane Hardie

Emma Blake

Claire Bender

Sam Clunas

Aden Oxford

Liam Hurley

Jake O'Hare

Romana Moss

Karin Carlson

Ben Smith

Rachael McDougall

Adam Hope

 

Laura Smythe

Sonia Demonte

Nalia Watson

Drew O'Hare

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