If you're looking for an evening of high energy and feel good vibes, Grease is the production for you!
The original high-school musical, Grease, came to the Regent Theatre this week and as huge fans, we couldn’t wait to go and watch this much-loved favourite.
Grease, although most familiar and well-known for the 1978 film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, it originally premiered in Chicago, 1971, followed by a move to Broadway in 1972.
This lively, full of energy production didn’t disappoint, even as the curtain first opened, the talent of the cast was instantly apparent as they burst into Grease is the Word. The music and choreography is largely what drives the show and is the real star of Grease. Containing hit after hit, you can’t help but feel like getting up and dancing in the aisles. The choreography, by Arlene Philips, is performed enthusiastically by all of the cast. The hand jive during the high school dance was a particular highlight with some fantastic 50s style swing tricks thrown in.
With its boy meets girl storyline and the nostalgia of teenage life in the 1950s, Grease centres on a holiday-romance between good-girl Sandy Dumbrowski and bad-boy Danny Zuko, played by Georgia Louise and Dan Partridge who were perfectly matched to their parts with their on-stage chemistry. The holiday-romance slowly starts to blossom and the rest of the film centres mostly on the relationship of Sandy and Danny, the problems they face, and the ups and downs of their high school friends.
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This musical was exactly what was needed after months of miserable lockdowns – it really was an electrifying night of entertainment! The up-beat fun never stops and makes you want to watch the movie again and again. Grease is a definite must see for everyone!