Smash hit musical on its way back to city
The show described as ‘‘the biggest jukebox musical ever’’ is about to hit Palmerston North. Grease, the West End Smash Hit Musical, starts a 25-venue nationwide tour next month with one performance at the Regent On Broadway on November 29.
The musical, which premiered on Broadway in 1972, followed by the 1978 hit movie starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, is directed by Lyndee-Jane Rutherford with musical direction by Laughton Kora. Grease is the original high school musical and focuses on the activities of Rydell High’s senior class of 1959. The landmark musical includes such well known hits as You’re The One That I Want, Grease Is the Word, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted To You, Sandy, Greased Lightnin’ and many more.
Packed with explosive energy, this high-octane rock ‘n’ roll party will rumble through New Zealand from Sky City to Invercargill stopping off in Palmerston North. The show will give 40 performances over a six-week period. At the time Grease was the highest grossing movie-musical, striking a universal chord with its irresistible mix of adolescent angst, vibrant physicality and 1950s pop culture.
Grease is at the Regent on Broadway on November 29. Book at TicketDirect.