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Grease

Full-length
Musical Comedy
8F, 9M, Ensemble
Community & Pro Theatres

Overview

Since its electric Broadway and West End debut in the early 1970’s, GREASE has remained one of the world’s most popular and enduring musicals. Funny, frank and featuring the hit songs “Greased Lightnin’,” “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” “You’re The One That I Want,” and “Summer Nights,” GREASE follows the journey of Danny and Sandy, alongside the Burger Palace Boys and the Pink Ladies, as they navigate high school to the unforgettable rock n’ roll soundtrack that defined generations.

TRW is proud to represent Grease worldwide, excluding the United States, Canada and Scandinavia.

For productions in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia our global sub-agents can assist you. TRW’s UK office handles all other territories. Please see our Contact Us page for sub-agent contact information.

Notice to all UK & ROI producers of the musical Grease: All of the songs as included in the musical Grease are provided and authorized by TRW for your performance use in the musical. A recent directive from the copyright owners and authors of Grease prohibits the use of songs from Grease for any other purpose. This directive does not involve performing the songs under license from TRW when presenting the full musical.

Casting & Production

Casting

8 female and 9 male featured roles

Opportunities for featured casting in the ensemble

Danny Zuko – The leader of the Burger Palace Boys; good-looking, strong and confident, with an air of easy-going charm

Sandy Dumbrowski – New girl in town; sweet, wholesome, naive, cute, and innocent

Betty Rizzo – Leader of the Pink Ladies; tough, sarcastic and outspoken but vulnerable

Frenchy – a dreamer; good-natured but not too smart, she is heavily made up, fussy about her appearance, particularly her hair. She can’t wait to finish high school so she can be a beautician

Marty – the ‘beauty’ of the Pink Ladies; pretty and looks older than the other girls, but betrays her real age when she opens her mouth. She tries to act sophisticated

Jan – Funny, loud, compulsive eater and awkward member of the Pink Ladies. Loud and pushy with the girls, but shy with boys

Doody – the youngest of the guys; small, boyish and open, with a disarming smile and a hero-worshipping attitude towards the other guys. He also plays the guitar

Kenickie – the second in command of the Burger Palace Boys; tough-looking, tattooed, surly and avoids any show of softness. He has an offbeat sense of humor

Sonny LaTierri – a member of the Burger Palace Boys; funny Italian-American, he is a braggart and wheeler-dealer who thinks he’s a real lady-killer

Roger – the anything-for-a-laugh stocky type of boy; a clown who enjoys winding people up, he is full of mischief and is always dreaming up half-baked schemes and ideas

Vince Fontaine – a typical ‘teen audience’ disc jockey; slick, egotistical and fast-talking. He is also a veteran “Greaser”

Cha-Cha, aka Charlene DiGregorio – the best dancer at St. Bernadette’s; a loud mouth, she wins the dancing competition with Danny

Eugene Florczyk – the class valedictorian; physically awkward, with weak eyes and a high-pitched voice. He’s a typical teacher’s pet – both smug and pompous, but gullible

Johnny Casino – All-American, rock-star “Greaser” student at Rydell High, whose real name is Clarence

Miss Lynch – A no-nonsense, serious, loud, English teacher

Patty Simcox – a typical cheerleader; attractive, athletic, sure-of-herself, but can be given to bursts of disconcerting enthusiasm. She’s a bit of a pain and unpopular with the Pink Ladies, and can twirl a baton

The Pink Ladies – the club-jacketed, gum-chewing, hip-swinging girls’ gang who hang around with the Burger Palace Boys

The Burger Palace Boys – A super-cool, DA-haired, hard-looking group of high school wheeler-dealers… or so they think

Orchestral Information

7 Musicians

Piano/Conductor

Reeds 1 & 2 (both are Tenor Saxophone)

Guitars 1 & 2 (Electric)

Bass (Electric)

Drums (Drum Set)

Credits

GREASE

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey

Upcoming Productions

Jan 19Nov 24, 2024
Proscenium Musical Theater
Warsaw, Masovia, Poland
Feb 07Jul 09, 2024
Buttershaw Business and Enterprise College
Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK
Feb 07Jul 17, 2024
Trafalgar School
Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK

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