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'Grease' Presented by Metropolitan Musical Theatre Company

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Still a hit after three decades

I don't believe there's one person in the world who hasn't seen the movie Grease. John Travolta and Olivia Newton John had no idea at the time the impact it would have on the world, let alone its popularity three decades on.

Grease The Movie was a hit in 1978

The movie is still as popular today as it was in the 70's, and the characters we've all grown to love - new girl in town wholesome and pure Sandy, handsome and cool Danny and the duck-tailed, hot-rodding T-Birds, sarcastic and tough Rizzo and the gum-snapping, hip-shaking Pink Ladies, along with angelic Teen Angel, and egotistical, womanising radio disk jockey Vince Fontaine have all become household names.

Characters we've all grown to love. Photo: Grease The Movie

Before the movie, Grease The Musical was a record breaking Broadway production.

Richard Gere and Craig McLachlan played the role of Danny Zuko in Grease

The production has come a long way since it opened in London in the 70's with Richard Gere playing the role of Danny Zuko, fast forward twenty years when Australia's Craig McLachlan stepped into the role. With numerous revivals, arena spectacular concerts, school and community productions, this is a much loved musical as it is a movie.

It follows the journey of senior class students at Rydell High, the year 1959. It focuses on friendship, love, acceptance, and fulfilling dreams.

The professional production is touring Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, but not coming to Adelaide.

Here's your chance to not miss out and see it right here in Adelaide at the Arts Theatre in Angas Street. The Metropolitan Musical Theatre Company have an excellent reputation in staging high standard and award winning productions namely, Cats, Hello Dolly, Brigadoon, Shout and 42nd Street. When the company formed in 1958, its aim was to nurture and encourage local talent by providing a medium through which this could be achieved. They have assembled a talented cast who are set to dazzle audiences, as they step into the roles of the characters we've all grown up with.

Buddy Dawson and Emily Schwab take on the roles of Danny and Sandy. Photo: Metropolitan Theatre Company

Get ready to sing along to favourites Summer Nights, Greased Lightning, You're The One That I Want, Hopelessly Devoted To You, and Greased Lightning.

Daniel Fleming and Tegan Gully take on the roles of Kenickie and Rizzo. Photo: Metropolitan Theatre Company

The Metropolitan Theatre Company is administered by a team of dedicated volunteers, and cast and crew give their talent and time for no pay, in order to stage such outstanding productions at affordable ticket prices. Community theatre companies need the support of audiences to continue to thrive.

Cast of Grease. Photo: Metropolitan Theatre Company

This show will be a sell-out and it's best to secure your tickets quickly through Bass or The Metropolitan Theatre Company.

Photo: Metropolitan Theatre Company

Last but not least, Happy 55th birthday to the Met, who have kick-started musical theatre careers of many who have been involved in their productions. Looking forward to the next 55 years!

Happy Birthday Metropolitan Musical Theatre Company
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Why? It's Grease, need I say more.
When: 17-19 October, 22-26 October 2013 - Matinees sold out
Phone: (08) 8264 3225
Where: Arts Theatre, Angas Street, Adelaide
Cost: From $27.30
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Thanks for sharing - if the Director, Amanda Rowe's the Amanda Rowe I grew up with, she's a Grease connoisseur (as I recall, she'd already watched Grease 100+ times by age 10!)

Should be a wonderful production...
by Jenny Pickett (score: 3|1694) 2267 days ago
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