SYNOPSIS The Latrobe Theatre Company have been entertaining Gippsland audiences for more than 56 years and this year will be no exception with its production of Grease! It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form. The too-cool-for-school “T-Birds” are stealing hub-caps and acting tough and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “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 rebellious, 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 get 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”, “You’re The One That I Want”, and “Hopelessly Devoted to You”; recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation.
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- PG - Parental guidance recommended
- Parental guidance is recommended for persons under 15 years of age. PG performances are suited to families with older children, as some scenes may frighten younger children. Themes of PG performances may start to get more adult, yet the performance's content remains family-friendly.