The musical that inspired the beloved 1979 film recreation Grease is currently on tour throughout the US, bringing back memories of high school rivalry, the flirty, fleeting days of first love and sock hop sing-a-longs.
It's 1959 and Rydell High School is filled with rebellious, thrill-loving students. In the midst of school starting back up in September, Sandy enters as the good-natured, innocent new girl in town. It turns out that she and the leader of the Rydell leather-clad rat pack, Danny Zuko, had an unforgettable summer romance. While Sandy stresses to her new friends the emotional attachment she and Danny shared, Danny stresses the physical aspects of their relationship to his beefy followers. As the show goes on, the students at Rydell High are faced with love, gang violence, teen pregnancy, and friendship and the deliberation of whether Sandy and Danny can resolve their differences and just be together. Through high school halls, disco clubs and town carnivals, Rydell is consumed by the dance and song craze of the â€˜50s that effortlessly enlivens the audience.
Grease will be put on at the Citi Performing Arts Center in Boston next year, 2011, with three performances for the weekend of April 30. Thereâ€™s reason that the show is Broadwayâ€™s thirteenth longest running show. The tour will star Matt Nolan, who was a finalist on Grease: You're The One That I Want, the TV series that cast the 2007 Broadway revival, as Danny opposite Alyssa Herrera as Sandy. The tour kicks off in October in Denver, CO under the direction of David John O'Brien and choreography of Joyce Chittick.