Grease producer John Frost said, “We’re thrilled with the overwhelming demand for tickets – the rush to buy tickets shows that Grease must be everyone’s favourite party musical. So we’ve added additional weeks and performances so everyone can get to see this fantastic cast perform in one of the most loved musicals of all time.”
Frost also announced additional cast members for his multi-million dollar production. Playing Marty will be Karla Tonkich, currently performing in Legally Blonde, and the role of Cha Cha will be played by Andrea Arena. Also joining the cast are Jared Bryan, Elisha Chin, Stefanie De Castro, Euan Doidge, Mitchell Mahony, Natasha Marconi, Scott Morris, Shannon O’Shea, Daniel Raso, Stephanie Silcock and Jessica White.
They join the already announced stellar cast members Rob Mills as Danny and Gretel Scarlett as Sandy, Bert Newton (Vince Fontaine), Todd McKenney (Teen Angel), Anthony Callea (Johnny Casino), Val Lehman (Miss Lynch), Lucy Maunder (Rizzo), Stephen Mahy (Kenickie), Francine Cain (Frenchy), Chris Durling (Doody), Sam Ludeman (Sonny), Duane McGregor (Roger) and Laura Murphy (Jan).
Grease will open at Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre on 20 August, with seasons at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 13 October, and at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne from 2 January 2014.
Grease features 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.
So get ready to 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.
For more information, visit: www.greaseistheword.com.au for details.
Image: Photo by Matt Watson