The multimillion dollar new Australian production of GREASE has its Australian Premiere this coming Sunday, August 25, at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC.
Everyone’s favourite Number 1 Party Musical stars musical theatre favourite Rob Mills as Danny and rising star Gretel Scarlett as Sandy, alongside Bert Newton as veteran disc jockey Vince Fontaine, Todd McKenney as Teen Angel, Anthony Callea as Johnny Casino, Val Lehman as Miss Lynch, Lucy Maunder as Rizzo and Stephen Mahy as Kenickie.
The cast also features Francine Cain (Frenchy), Eli Cooper (Eugene), Chris Durling (Doody), Antoniette Iesue (Patty), Sam Ludeman (Sonny), Duane McGregor (Roger), Laura Murphy (Jan), Karla Tonkich (Marty) and Andrea Arena (Cha Cha). Ensemble roles are played by Jared Bryan, Elisha Chin, Stefanie De Castro, Euan Doidge, Heath Keating, Mitchell Mahony, Natasha Marconi, Scott Morris, Shannon O’Shea, Daniel Raso, Stephanie Silcock and Jessica White.
Theatre producer John Frost is thrilled with his new production of GREASE. “We have assembled an extraordinarily talented cast, and I think audiences will be blown away by the energy and excitement they’re going to see on stage. The dancing is sensational, and all our favourite GREASE songs are performed brilliantly. There’s some hilarious pre-show entertainment for audience members from the minute the theatre doors open, and a sing-a-long at the end of the show.
“Ticket sales are booming, showing how popular GREASE still is 40 years after the first Australian production. And I’m very excited that people can take home a cast album featuring the new Australian cast. GREASE – The Australian Cast Recording features all the unforgettable GREASE favourites, including You’re The One That I Want, Grease Is The Word, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted To You, Sandy, Greased Lightnin’ and many more, sung by Rob, Gretel, Anthony, Todd and our stunning cast. So rush to buy your tickets before we sell out.”
The Premiere season of GREASE at Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre runs until October 6, followed by seasons at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from October 13, and at her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne from January 2, 2014.
So dust off your leather jackets, pull on your bobby-socks and take a trip to a simpler time as “bad boy” Danny and “the girl next door” Sandy fall in love all over again.
Lyric Theatre, QPAC, Brisbane
Opening Night: Sunday 25 August
Season: To October 6
Performance Times: Tues–Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Wed 1.30pm, Sat 1.30pm & Sun 3pm
Special Family performances Sun 11am on September 1 and 8
Bookings: qpac.com.au or phone 136 246