‘Grease’ brings summer fun“Grease,” the 1950s rock and roll musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, will be performed through Aug. 3 at The Phipps Center for the Arts.
“Grease,” the 1950s rock and roll musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, will be performed through Aug. 3 at The Phipps Center for the Arts.
“Grease” features Rydell High School’s spirited class of ’59. Hip Danny Z. is in love with wholesome Sandy D., while gum chewing, hubcap-stealing, hot-rod loving boys pursue wise-cracking girls in pink poodle skirts, teased curls, and bobby socks.
They sing and dance their way through such nostalgic scenes as the pajama party, the prom, the burger palace and the drive-in movie. Hits such as “Summer Nights,” “Greased Lightnin’,” and “Born to Hand-Jive” recall the Buddy Holly hiccups, the Little Richard yodels, the Elvis Presley wiggles, the yakety-yaks, and the sha-na-nas of the 1950s.
Because of high ticket demand, a performance has been added on Sunday, July 27, at 2:30 p.m. There is also good ticket availability on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 1 and 2, at 8 p.m.
Director Beth Reidenbach last staged “Grease” at The Phipps in 2001. Music director Ruth Ashwood and choreographer Melissa Huber most recently collaborated on “Seussical” at The Phipps.
Tickets are $23 for adults and $16 for all students with a current ID, with a $2 discount for seniors on the Sunday matinee. Discounts are available by purchasing season tickets. For reservations, contact The Phipps ticket office at (715) 386-8409 or www.ThePhipps.org.