Yes that’s right – Grease is the word, is the word that you heard it’s got a groove, it’s got a meaning, Grease is the time, is the place, is the motion, Grease is the way we are feeling….
‘Grease the Musical’ will have you dancing in your seats to the songs you know and love from the 1978 film of the same name. And while it’s stars are no Olivia Newton John or John Travolta, you’ll still have an excellent time!
Sandy (Olivia Moore) and Danny (Dan Partridge) have hot ‘Summer Nights’ during a fleeting summer romance, but surprisingly they meet again at school, unexpectedly, in the fall. Will their short-lived summer romance survive the trials and tribulations of high school? Who actually cares because we already know the ending. Sit back and have fun while the actors, and especially the dancers, work very hard and very successfully win over the crowd. The musical numbers of ‘Greased Lightning’ and ‘You’re the one That I Want’ will wear you out – the dancers perform dizzying dances that seem to defy gravity – they are so in step and in sync kudos are be given to choreographer ‘Arlene Phillips.’ And while not one actor stands out (star billing goes to Peter Andre who makes brief appearances as the DJ and then host at the high school prom), with good direction by ‘Nikolai Foster.’ Moore smashes ‘Hopelessly Devoted to You’ but it’s a team effort from the cast and crew that will ensure you have a fabulous time. And we sure did!
Review by Tim Baros