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Grease the Musical

  • Presented By: Joe Jefferson Players
  • Dates: 6/7/2024, 6/8/2024, 6/9/2024, 6/14/2024, 6/15/2024, 6/16/2024, 6/21/2024, 6/22/2024, 6/23/2024
  • Location: Joe Jefferson Players
  • Address: 11 S Carlen Street, Mobile, AL 36606
  • Phone: (251) 471-1534
  • Time: 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Price: $20 for Adults, $15 for Senior/Military, and $10 for students
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It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form. The too-cool-for-school “Burger Palace Boys” are stealing hub-caps and acting tough and their gum-snapping, chain-smoking “Pink Ladies” are looking hot in bobby sox and pedal pushers. The 1950s high school dream is about to explode in this rollicking musical that is both an homage to the idealism of the fifties and a satire of high schoolers’ age-old desire to be provocative and rebellious. At the heart of the story is the romance between hot-rodding gangster Danny Zuko and the sweet new girl in town, Sandy Dumbrowski. They had a secret romance in summer, but now back in the context of school, peer-pressure and cliques make their love a bit more complicated. Can Danny maintain his cool dude status and still make demure Sandy his girl? The whole gang sings and dances around Danny and Sandy’s romance, through such hit songs as "Greased Lightnin'", "We Go Together”, and “Mooning”, recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. Starting off with an eight-year Broadway run, Grease is among the world’s most popular musicals and has a cult-like following, especially among youth & teens!

HISTORY

Grease debuted Off-Broadway on February 14, 1972 at the Eden Theatre in New York City. The show transferred to Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre, and later to the Royale Theatre, closing on April 13, 1980 after a record-breaking 3,388 performances. The film adaptation of Grease premiered in 1978 and became the highest-grossing movie musical of all time. Grease returned to Broadway twice, in a 1994 revival directed and choreographed by Jeff Calhoun and a 2007 revival directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall.

 

Grease is a suggested rating of 13 and up or PG-13 if you are considering bringing your kids- there is slight language and innuendo.