Grease, the catchy rock ‘n roll musical that is both a tribute to 1950s idealism and music, and a satirical take on the universal and age-old desire of adolescents to be provocative and rebellious, is the first co-production of MNM Theater Company, North End Theater Company and the City of Lauderhill. Grease will open January 14 at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC) and run through January 30.
At Rydell High School, the ‘Burger Palace Boys’ act tough and steal hubcaps, and their chewing gum and chain-smoking ‘Pink Ladies’ look sexy in bobby sox and pedal pushers. . But at the heart of Grease is the romance between Burger Boy’s best hot rod Danny Zuko and sweet “new girl in town” Sandy Dumbrowski. Can Danny keep his “cool guy” status and make Sandy his girlfriend ?!
Grease has grown into one of the world’s most popular musicals and has a cult following, especially among teenagers. The show’s book, music, and lyrics are by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, and the show features iconic classics such as “Summer Nights,” “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” “Beauty School Dropout,” “Greased Lightning “and” Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee “.
The show made its Off-Broadway debut on February 14, 1972 at the Eden Theater in New York City and moved to the Broadhurst Theater on Broadway, then to the Royale Theater, to close on April 13, 1980 after a record 3,388 performances. . The film adaptation of Grease premiered in 1978 and over forty years later it was on the list of the 10 highest grossing musicals of all time.
“Fat is still the word, and I can’t wait to take everyone back to 1959 and Rydell High,” said series director Jonathan Van Dyke. “We’re excited to have this vibrant cast and to share this nostalgic show with fans and maybe introduce customers to their first Grease experience.”
Van Dyke populated Rydell High with an incredibly talented cast: Dorian Quinn will play Danny Zuko and Jessica Fernandez has been cast to play Sandy Dumbrowski. Other cast members include Jordan Gonzalez as Rizzo, Ashley Rubin as Frenchie, Meg Frost as Patty Simcox, Nia Bourne as Marty, Kat Gold as Jan, Ryan James as Kenickie, Brian Piedra as Doody, Michael Harper as Roger, Michael Materdomini as Sonny, Alexandra Dow as Cha-Cha, Eytan Deray as Eugene, Jennifer McClain as Miss Lynch and Larry Buzzeo as Vince Fontaine.
“I love this show! Says Marcie Gorman, artistic director and CEO of the MNM Theater Company. “Grease, for me, is the perfect way to start our new relationship with North End Theater Company and LPAC. It’s upbeat, it’s fun, the songs are so recognizable and they appeal to audiences of all ages. is ‘a greased lightning bolt!’ “
Desorae Giles-Smith, City Manager for the Town of Lauderhill, agrees: “The Town of Lauderhill is looking forward to an incredible 2022 season on Broadway in partnership with the MNM Theater Company and the North End Theater Company,” he said. she declared. “We are thrilled to help provide our community with high quality musicals and entertainment, and Grease is sure to continue this tradition when it opens at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center in January. “
Carbonell and Silver Palm Award winner Caryl Fantel is the musical director of Grease and Angela Morando Taylor is the choreographer of the show. The Stage Designer and Stage Artist is Cindi Blank Taylor, the Lighting Designer is Clifford Spulock, the Sound Designer is Justin Thompson, the Costume Designer is Penny Williams, the props are by Jaimie Brothman and Jacob Altman, and the wigs are by Justin Lore . Grease’s Technical Director is Johnbarry Green, Production Manager is Jordon Armstrong, Stage Manager is Amber Mandic and Assistant Stage Manager is Andrea Guardo.
Grease will run from January 14 to 30, 2022. Tickets cost $ 45 to $ 65 and are available online at www.lpacfl.com or by calling 954-777-2055. Subscriptions to the Broadway at LPAC (Grease, Sister Act and Guys and Dolls) series are also on sale and various subscription packages are available.