When I was in junior college, the school put up a production of Grease and I thought about auditioning for it, learnt some of the songs, but eventually changed my mind. I do, however, remember most of the lyrics of the songs from the show and was delighted to be able to sing along during the opening show of Grease at Grand Theatre, Marina Bay Sands last night!
Grease takes place in and around fictitious Rydell High, and follows ten working-class teenagers in 1959 as they experience the intricacies of love, friendship and rebellion. The story revolves around the relationship between ‘bad boy’ Danny Zuko, who believes he is the coolest kid on the block, and ‘girl-next-door’ Sandy. Although Grease is set in the 50’s, the story-line is still so easy to relate to and the songs are as catchy as ever!
Grease premiered on Broadway in 1972, and the first London production opened six months later. The stage production was followed by the 1978 hit movie starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. This new multi-million dollar production features a top-notch international cast direct from a sell-out tour of Australia.
I was glued to my seat from the moment the lively performance started and I’m glad to say the energy level was sustained throughout the show that lasted 2 hours and 20 minutes. The singing was superb and the vigorous dancing was a delight to watch. I was singing bits of the songs all the way home and I would love to watch it again but will be satisfied with digging up the movie to relive the performance!
Catch Grease from now until 18 May 2014!
Performance times: Tue– Fri 8pm; Sat 2pm & 8pm; Sun 1pm & 5.30pm
Ticket price: From $60
Through Internet: Marina Bay Sands Ticketing; SISTIC
By phone: 6688 8826
In person: Marina Bay Sands Box Offices