York Light presents:
Book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey
Director Martyn Knight
Musical Director John Atkin
York Theatre Royal, 13 – 23 Feb
Dress up and Singalong performance Mon 18 Feb, 7.30pm
BSL performance Tue 19 Feb, 7.30pm
Stand by for two weeks of leather jackets, hand jives, milk shakes and a gallons of grease as York Light brighten up these cold winter nights with plenty of summer lovin’ in Grease at York Theatre Royal from 13 – 23 February.
Grease is still the word, nearly 50 years after the musical made its Broadway debut and four decades after the movie version starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John broke box office records across the globe. It remains as popular as ever, not least because of the hit parade of songs that includes Greased Lightnin’, You’re The One That I Want, Hopelessly Devoted To You and Summer Nights.
The Pink Ladies and the T Birds will assemble once more for a new term at Rydell High where, after a whirlwind summer romance, tough greaser Danny and girl-next-door Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High for senior year. What will Danny’s gang of greasers the T Birds think when they find out? And what will sassy Rizzo, top girl of the Pink Ladies, say about Sandy’s unlikely summer romance?
This is the first time York Light have staged Grease and the cast features a host of fresh faces and new talent – James Horsman as the smooth greaser Danny Zuko is making his debut with the company. Jack Armstrong returns as the headstrong Kenickie, having played a fresh-faced Artful Dodger in York Light’s previous production of Oliver!
Sandy Dombrowski is Sarah Craggs’ first principal role with the company as the initially prim ingénue who falls for Danny in a summer romance. Both Sarah and James are experienced singers and performers, with a mix of amateur and professional work between them.