Smash hit mu­si­cal on its way back to city

The Tribune (NZ) - - SAVOUR -

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.

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