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GREASE The Musical Callum May Jamie Rekkas Alexander Lee
PRODUCTION AND CAST <ul><li>Producers Ken Waissman and Maxine Fox saw the original show called  Grease Lightning in 1971  ...
PLOT <ul><li>Grease is a story of a 50s romance between a  Black Jacket Greaser (Danny Zuko) and Australian Girl (Sandy Ol...
Music GREASE The music and lyrics in Grease were chosen by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. The types of music used in the mus...
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Grease, The Musical

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Grease, The Musical

  1. 1. GREASE The Musical Callum May Jamie Rekkas Alexander Lee
  2. 2. PRODUCTION AND CAST <ul><li>Producers Ken Waissman and Maxine Fox saw the original show called Grease Lightning in 1971 at a Kingston Mines in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. After viewing it they suggested to the playwrights that it might work better as a musical, and told them if the creative partners were willing to rework it and they liked the end result, they would produce it off-Broadway. The team headed to New York City to collaborate on what would become Grease . The new production, directed by Tom Moore and choreographed by Patricia Birch, opened off-Broadway at the Eden Theatre in downtown Manhattan on February 14, 1972. Even though the show was not aired inside the Broadway Theatre the show was deemed eligible for the 1972 Tony Awards, receiving seven Tony Award nominations. </li></ul><ul><li>On June 7, 1972 the production moved to Broadway and the Broadhurst Theatre, and on November 21 it moved to the Royale Theatre, where it ran until January 27, 1980. For five final weeks of the run the show moved to the larger Majestic Theatre. By the time it closed on April 13, 1980 it had run 3,388 performances. </li></ul><ul><li>The original cast included Barry Bostwick as Danny and Carole Demas as Sandy, with Adrienne Barbeau, Timothy Meyers, Alan Paul, and Walter Bobbie in supporting roles. Replacements later in the run included Jeff Conaway, Marilu Henner, Peter Gallagher, Ilene Graff, Judy Kaye, Patrick Swayze, John Travolta, Jerry Zaks, and Treat Williams. Richard Gere was an understudy for many roles in this production, including Danny Zuko, Teen Angel, and Vince Fontaine. </li></ul>
  3. 3. PLOT <ul><li>Grease is a story of a 50s romance between a Black Jacket Greaser (Danny Zuko) and Australian Girl (Sandy Olsson). Danny is the secret leader of the notorious gang known as the T- Birds. </li></ul><ul><li>Sandy and Danny meet on the beach and fell in unresolved love. Danny thought he wouldn’t see her again until Sandy joined his school. </li></ul><ul><li>Sandy was a goody two shoes girl and on the beach, she had thought the same of Danny. But when they bump into each other at school, Danny throws her off, pretending to be “too cool”. </li></ul><ul><li>Sandy gets upset and creates a super happy funtime friend virginity group named, “The Pink Ladies”. Will she keep on the tail of Danny Zuko? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Music GREASE The music and lyrics in Grease were chosen by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. The types of music used in the musical were mostly pop but also doo-wop, blues and rock and roll. Song list: Act I Alma Mater – Miss Lynch, Patty, Eugene and Company Alma Mater Parody – Pink Ladies and Burger Palace Boys Summer Nights – Sandy, Danny, Pink Ladies and Burger Palace Boys Those Magic Changes – Doody, Burger Palace Boys and Pink Ladies Freddy, My Love – Marty, Jan, Frenchy and Betty Rizzo Greased Lightnin' – Kenickie and Burger Palace Boys Mooning – Roger and Jan Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee – Rizzo We Go Together – Pink Ladies and Burger Palace Boys Act II Shakin’ at the High School Hop – Company It’s Raining on Prom Night – Sandy Shakin' at the High School Hop (Reprise) - Company Born to Hand Jive – Johnny Casino and Company Beauty School Dropout – Teen Angel, Frenchy and Choir Alone at a Drive-in Movie – Danny and Burger Palace Boys Rock ’N’ Roll Party Queen – Doody and Roger There are Worse Things I Could Do – Rizzo Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee (Reprise) – Sandy All Choked Up – Sandy, Danny, Pink Ladies and Burger Palace Boys We Go Together (Reprise) – Company

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