Grease is the word at Ballina
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.