Anyone born before the ‘70s will no doubt remember when the smash hit “Grease” hit the cinemas, starring Olivia Newton-John and heartthrob John Travolta. The Pink Ladies and the T-Birds sang some unforgettable songs that are still popular today. Head to any karaoke night and you’re bound to hear “Summer Nights” or “You’re the One That I Want” at least once.
Before it was a film, “Grease” was a stage show created by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey in 1971 and first performed that same year in the original Kingston Mines nightclub in Chicago. After that, it went on to become a film and a smash hit on Broadway and in London’s West End.
Continuing its foray into the world of award-winning musicals, the Cayman Drama Society is putting on the stage production of “Grease” at the Prospect Playhouse Theatre, running on the weekends from May 21 to June 23.
In the past years, all the musicals produced by the society have been big winners at the box office. Facebook posts begging for tickets to shows like “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “Rent” and “Footloose” are now a familiar sight as seats sell out quickly.
This is your opportunity to get in there early and book your tickets to the latest production before it too sells out.
During a visit to America, Australian Sandy meets Danny Zuko at the beach and falls in love. She is heartbroken when summer ends and she has to return home and their last kiss on the beach is a very emotional one. But fate lends a hand – her parents decide to stay in America and she finds herself attending the same school as Danny. But Danny at school is different from Danny at the beach. He is the leader of the T-Birds, a black leather-clad gang, and has a reputation to keep up. He can’t be seen to fall in love with just one chick! Sandy is upset and seeks solace with some new friends she has made – a girls’ club called The Pink Ladies. But her prim and proper virginal ways do not fit in and she soon finds herself almost alone. A change must be made. Does she attempt to get her man by turning him into a jock, or must she get rid of her “Sandra Dee” image?
Tickets are now on sale online at www.cds.ky at $30 for adults and $20 for students.