Stars announced for Grease

by | Jun 19, 2023

 

PATTI NEWTON, MARCIA HINES, JAY LAGA’AIA AND MORE TO JOIN THE CAST OF GREASE


Some of Australia’s favourite performers are joining the cast of the multimillion dollar stage production of GREASE, including Patti Newton as Miss Lynch, Marcia Hines as Teen Angel and Jay Laga’aia as Vince Fontaine in the hit musical set to open in Melbourne from 31 December 2023 and in Sydney from March 2024.


They will be joined by Sydney’s Annelise Hall, who most recently featured in The Marvellous Elephant Man as well as Aspects of Love at the Hayes Theatre, in the coveted role of Sandy made famous by Olivia NewtonJohn.

Melbourne’s own Joseph Spanti, best known for Friends! The Musical Parody and Cruel Intentions: The 90’s Musical, will be donning the famed black leather jacket as Danny Zuko, played by John Travolta in the movie version of the muchloved musical.


Set to be Melbourne’s big summer musical, tickets go on sale for the Melbourne season of the electrifying brandnew production, opening at Her Majesty’s Theatre from 31 December, on Friday 23 June. Tickets for the Sydney season at the Capitol Theatre go on sale on Friday 21 July.


This is a spectacular cast that we have assembled with some of Australia’s best performers who will knock your socks off with their high energy performances of GREASEs most loved and unforgettable songs. I know Australia will fall in love with Annelise and Joseph just like they did with Olivia NewtonJohn and John Travolta in the movie version and I can’t wait for you all to be part of the fun and electrifying energy of one of the favourite musicals of all time,” said producer John Frost.


Featuring dazzling costumes and all those unforgettable songs from the movie, including Summer Nights, Sandy, Hopelessly Devoted to You, You’re The One That I Want, Greased Lightnin’ and Grease is the Word, GREASE really is “fast, furious and thrilling, an injection of raw energy… and fun, fun, fun! (The Daily Mirror, UK).


Since the show’s Broadway premiere and the hit movie starring John Travolta and Olivia NewtonJohn, which went on to become the highest grossing moviemusical of all time, the Tony Award nominated GREASE has triumphed across the globe, with its irresistible mix of adolescent angst, vibrant physicality and 1950s pop culture.


At the time that it closed originally on Broadway in 1980, GREASE‘s 3,388performance run was the longest musical in Broadway history, and with the addition of the recent Pink Ladies series, currently on Paramount+, GREASE is officially the most expansive cinematic universe derived from a stage musical.

 

Following the stage premiere, the musical has famously been produced for the screen and inspired both a 1982 film sequel and a 2007 competition reality series, Broadway revivals of the stage show as well as numerous international productions. Further casting announcements will be made in July.


John Frost for Crossroads Live Australia presents
GREASE

Starring Joseph Spanti and Annelise Hall
With Patti Newton, Jay Laga’aia and Marcia Hines as Teen Angel

Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne
From December 31 2023

Tickets on sale at 10am Friday 23 June via ticketek.com.au

Capitol Theatre, Sydney
From March 2024

Tickets on sale from Friday 21 July

WAITLIST NOW for priority access to tickets at www.greasemusical.com.au
For further information visit
www.greasemusical.com.au

Book, Music & Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey
Additional songs by Barry Gibb, John Farrar, Louis St. Louis and Scott Simon

Director Luke Joslin

Choreographer Eric Giancola

Set & Costume Design James Browne

Lighting Design Trudy Dalgleish

Sound Design Michael Waters


Find us on Facebook and Instagram @GreaseOzTour #greaseistheword


GREASE is supported by Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund an Australian Government initiative.


 

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