Grease returning to Australian stages

Thursday 28 March 2013

Grease returning to Australian stages

Australian Producer John Frost and London's David Ian have announced the return of Grease.

In the lead roles of Danny and Sandy are musical theatre favourite Rob Mills and rising star Gretel Scarlett. Rob Mills made a name for himself in musical theatre performing Fiyero in the Broadway blockbuster Wicked in Melbourne and Sydney for two years, and will join Grease after starring as Warner Huntington III in the hit musical Legally Blonde in Brisbane and Melbourne.

Gretel Scarlett has played support roles in Wicked and Mamma Mia! and is excited to take on her first starring role. Bert Newton returns to his radio roots to play the role of slick veteran disc jockey Vince Fontaine, while Todd McKenney dusts off his dancing shoes to star as Teen Angel, the good-looking, falsetto-voiced, Fabian lookalike. The role of All-American, rock-star student at Rydell High, Johnny Casino, has gone to Anthony Callea, returning to the musical theatre stage after success in Rent and Wicked. Rizzo, the leader of the Pink Ladies, will be played by Lucy Maunder (Dr Zhivago, The Threepenny Opera), and Kenickie will be played by Stephen Mahy (Jersey Boys, I Will Survive). The cast also includes Francine Cain (Frenchy), Chris Durling (Doody), Sam Ludeman (Sonny), Duane McGregor (Roger) and Laura Murphy (Jan).

Grease will feature all the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including You’re The One That I Want, Grease Is The Word, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted To You, Sandy, Greased Lightnin’ and many more.

Tickets are on sale from April 8 2013. For more information and to sign up to the waiting list, visit greaseistheword.com.au.

See below for show dates

Brisbane - Lyric Theatre, 27 August

Sydney - Lyric Theatre, 13 October

Melbourne - Her Majesty's, 2 January 2014

 

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