Grease: School Edition
May 6, and 7, 2022 at 7:30 PM
May 8, 2022, at 2:30 PM
About the Show
It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form. The too-cool-for-school “Burger Palace Boys” are stealing hubcaps and acting tough and their gum-snapping, chain-smoking “Pink Ladies” are looking hot in bobby sox and pedal pushers. The 1950s high school dream is about to explode in this rollicking musical that is both an homage to the idealism of the fifties and a satire of high schoolers’ age-old desire to be rebellious, provocative, and rebellious.
At the heart of the story is the romance between hot-rodding gangster Danny Zuko and the sweet new girl in town, Sandy Dumbrowski. They had a secret romance in summer, but now back in the context of school, peer pressure and cliques make their love a bit more complicated. Can Danny maintain his cool dude status and still get to make demure Sandy his girl?
The whole gang sings and dances around Danny and Sandy’s romance, through such hit songs as Greased Lightnin, We Go Together, and Mooning, recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. Starting off with an eight-year Broadway run, Grease is among the world’s most popular musicals and has a cult-like following, especially among teens!
Certain roles are double-cast. For a breakdown of this casting, please click here.