Grease is the word at Bal­lina

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - SHOWS -

RE­HEARSALS for Bal­lina Play­ers’ first show of 2012, the hit stage mu­si­cal Grease, are in full swing dur­ing the fes­tive sea­son. A time­less story of love and teenage angst, Grease was a hit on the big screen for stars John Tra­volta and Olivia Newton-john as Danny and Sandy. Bal­lina’s cast in­cludes Taya Or­chard (as Sandy) and Sasha Giles (Rizzo), who have risen through the com­pany’s ranks with roles in ju­nior and se­nior mu­si­cals. The girls have suc­cess­fully au­di­tioned to join the Bach­e­lor of Mu­sic Mu­si­cal The­atre course at Queens­land Con­ser­va­to­rium of Mu­sic in 2012. Di­rected by Mike Sheehan, Bal­lina’s pro­duc­tion of Grease also stars Lach­lan Copeland as Danny, with mu­si­cal di­rec­tion by Paul Belsham and chore­og­ra­phy by Jaime Whit­ting­ham. The ev­er­pop­u­lar Grease song­book fea­tures clas­sic tracks in­clud­ing Born to Hand Jive and Hope­lessly De­voted (To You). Writ­ten by Jim Ja­cobs and War­ren Casey in 1971, the show’s suc­cess on Broad­way and the West End in­spired the 1978 film.

Grease plays Bal­lina Play­ers The­atre from Jan­uary 13-21. Call (02) 6686 2440 to book.

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