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 rebellious, provocative and cool.
At the heart of the story is the romance between hot-rodding gang-ster 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.
Sandy attempts to navigate the tricky Rydell High School social waters and catch Danny’s attention again, but Danny is chiefly concerned with maintaining his coolest-guy reputation. In the end, the Pink Ladies help Sandy figure out how to win back the leader of his Greaser Boys the T-Birds as the whole gang sings and dances around Danny and Sandy’s romance,
through such hit songs as "Summer Nights", "We Go Together”, "Beauty School Dropout", "Mooning", "Greased Lightnin" and "Born to Hand Jive" recalling the music that became the soundtrack of a generation.
Now playing a six week run at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater until August 14th, Grease is among the world's most popular musicals and has a cult-like following, especially among teens and old guys like me!
Directing and choreographing Grease is Amy Marie McCleary who most recently directed and choreographed Beehive: The 60's Musical at Broadway Palm last month. Other credits include the Second National Tour of Memphis the Musical (Director/Choreographer) and the International Tour of The Wizard of Oz (Choreographer), among many others.
This is a fun show that you will enjoy, starring as Danny is Francisco Thurston who was seen on Broadway Palm’s stage in "On your Feet."
Making her Broadway Palm debut as Sandy is Sarah Lindsey, both did a great job with their roles....but, honestly, right from the first scene, I couldn't stop watching the big man, Nathan Wright as Roger "the Rump" who, for me, stole the show with his incredible vioce and agility.
Performances are Wednesday through Sunday evenings with selected matinees.There is a summer special whereby tickets are just $20 for children 18 and under, includes the meal and the show. Group prices are also available.
Broadway Palm Dinner Theater is located at 1380 Colonial Blvd. Fort Myers FL 33907
Go to: BroadwayPalm.com or call the box office at : 239-278-4422