Dust off your leather jackets and pull on your bobby-socks for the new multi-million dollar production of GREASE.
It's got groove, it's got meaning and it's burning up the quarter mile with electrifying costumes and everyone's favourite show-stopping tunes including Summer Nights, Sandy, Hopelessly Devoted to You, You're The One That I Want and Greased Lightnin'.
In the lead roles of Danny and Sandy are musical theatre favourite Rob Mills and rising star Gretel Scarlett. Bert Newton returns to his radio roots to play the role of slick veteran disc jockey Vince Fontaine, while Todd McKenney dusts off his dancing shoes to star as Teen Angel, the good-looking, falsetto-voiced, Fabian lookalike. The role of All-American, rock-star student at Rydell High, Johnny Casino, has gone to Anthony Callea, returning to the musical theatre stage after success in Rent and Wicked.
Rizzo, the leader of the Pink Ladies, will be played by Lucy Maunder (Dr Zhivago, The Threepenny Opera), and Kenickie will be played by Stephen Mahy (Jersey Boys, I Will Survive). The cast also includes Francine Cain (Frenchy), Chris Durling (Doody), Sam Ludeman (Sonny), Duane McGregor (Roger) and Laura Murphy (Jan).
Grease is the Word! GREASE really is "fast, furious and thrilling, an injection of raw energy...and fun, fun, fun!
Playing here in Brisbane for a limited season, it's a great excuse to visit us again here at the Manor Apartment Hotel Brisbane.
When: from 20 August to 29 September, 2013
Where: Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
Tickets: Ticketek and various other outlets.