ANA DA SILVA
Electrifying and dazzling Grease musical earns standing ovation
IT’S the one that you want – Grease at His Majesty’s Theatre will have you hand-jiving all the way home.
The West End stage version shows its genius of melding captivating vocals, a live orchestra and innovative direction of dazzling lights and props – with just a dash of slapstick. T-bird crooners and Pink Ladies had audience members mouthing all-too-familiar tunes and miming choreography with their high energy performances. A special mention must go to the live orchestra, led by musical director and pianist Griff Johnson, who brought the songs we all know and love alive. The harmony of the live band and singers worked perfectly in unison, neither overpowering the other. A memorable scene is when Greased Lightnin’ made its way on stage. The impressive number did not disappoint with flashy pyrotechnics, lights and choreography.
A stand-out performance from Ellon’s own Ailsa Davidson captivated the audience with her powerful rendition of There Are Worse Things I Could Do. Her deliverance of the gutsy and sarcastic Rizzo would make any die-hard fan proud to have such a complex and often misunderstood character brought to justice.
Also starring Tom Parker, from The Wanted, as ‘bad boy’ Danny and Over the Rainbow winner Danielle Hope, as Sandy this is a “cannot miss” production that is all-deserving of the standing ovation. Grease the Musical is on at His Majesty’s Theatre until Saturday.
classic: Danny and Sandy star in Grease.