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Grease - Full Length Musical, Comedy

Grease

Warren Casey, Jim Jacobs

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Full Length Musical, Comedy

9m, 8f

ISBN: 9780573680991

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey

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Description

Full Length Musical

Comedy

Period

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - 1950s

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Broadway

NOMINEE! 1972 Tony Awards® for Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical
NOMINEE! 1994 Tony Award
® for Best Revival of a Musical
NOMINEE! 2008 Tony Award
® for Best Revival of a Musical
Here is Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head "greaser" Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their "Summer Nights" as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as "Greased Lightnin'", "It's Raining on Prom Night", "Alone at the Drive-In Movie" recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. An 8-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals along with innumerable school and community productions place Grease among the world's most popular musicals.
"A lively and funny musical-as well as the dancingest one in town. It's a winner...the songs are dandies [that portray] the early rockers with zip and charm. The sheer energy of Grease carries all before it." - New York Daily News


Listen to a Sample of the Samphony Tracks for GREASE here:

Sample Track

Characters

CASTING

9m, 8f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Features Teens, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CHORUS SIZE

Medium

DANNY ZUKO: Male, High School Teen(Range: tenor, D4–B5)
The leader of the Burger Palace Boys; good-looking, strong and confident, with an air of easy-going charm

SANDY DUMBROWSKI: Female, High School Teen (Range: Soprano, A3–F#5)
New girl in town; sweet, wholesome, naive, cute, and innocent

BETTY RIZZO: Female, High School Teen (Range:Alto A3–C5)
Leader of the Pink Ladies; tough, sarcastic and outspoken but vulnerable  

FRENCHY: Female, High School Teen (Range: Alto, A3–D5)
A dreamer; good-natured but not too smart, she is heavily made up, fussy about her appearance, particularly her hair. She can't wait to finish high school so she can be a beautician

MARTY: Female, High School Teen (Range Alto, C4–C5)
The 'beauty' of the Pink Ladies; pretty and looks older than the other girls, but betrays her real age when she opens her mouth. She tries to act sophisticated.

JAN: Female, High School Teen(Range: Alto, A3-C5)
Funny, loud, compulsive eater and awkward member of the Pink Ladies. Loud and pushy with the girls, but shy with boys

DOODY: Male, High School Teen (Range: Tenor, D4-A5)
The youngest of the guys; small, boyish and open, with a disarming smile and a hero-worshipping attitude towards the other guys. He also plays the guitar.

KENICKIE: Male, High School Teen(Range: Tenor, C4–F5)
The second in command of the Burger Palace Boys; tough-looking, tattooed, surly and avoids any show of softness. He has an offbeat sense of humor.

SONNY LATIERRI: Male, High School Teen(Range: baritone, G3–A5)
A
member of the Burger Palace Boys; funny Italian-American, he is a braggart and wheeler-dealer who thinks he's a real lady-killer

ROGER:Male, High School Teen (Range: Tenor, D4-A5)
The anything-for-a-laugh stocky type of boy; a clown who enjoys winding people up, he is full of mischief and is always dreaming up half-baked schemes and ideas 

VINCE FONTAINE: Male, High School Teen (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
A typical 'teen audience' disc jockey; slick, egotistical and fast-talking. He is also a veteran 'Greaser.'

CHA-CHA, aka CHARLENE DIGREGORIO: Female, High School Teen (Range: Alto, C4–C5)
The best dancer at St. Bernadette's; a loud mouth, she wins the dancing competition with Danny.

EUGENE FLORCZYK: Male, High School Teen(Range: Tenor, A3–E5)
The class valedictorian; physically awkward, with weak eyes and a high-pitched voice. He's a typical 'apple-polisher' - both smug and pompous, but gullible.

JOHNNY CASINO: Male, High School Teen (Range:Tenor, G4-E5)
All-American, rock-star “greaser” student at Rydell High, whose real name is Clarence

MISS LYNCH: Female, Age Flexible(Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
A no-nonsense, serious, loud, English teacher

PATTY SIMCOX: Female, High School Teen(Range: Alto, D4-A4)
A typical cheerleader; attractive, athletic, sure-of-herself, but can be given to bursts of disconcerting enthusiasm. She's a bit of a pain and unpopular with the Pink Ladies, and can twirl a baton.

TEEN ANGEL: Male, Age Flexible(Range: Tenor, E4–F5)
Frenchy's suave and slick guardian angel, who encourages her to stay in school. 

THE PINK LADIES: Ensemble(SATB)
The club-jacketed, gum-chewing, hip-swinging girls' gang who hang around with the Burger Palace Boys.

THE BURGER PALACE BOYS: Ensemble(SATB)
A super-cool, DA-haired, hard-looking group of high school wheeler-dealers... or so they think.

Radio Voice: Male, Age Flexible (Rage: Tenor, A3–C5)
A Radio Voice


Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Medium

MUSICAL STYLE

Pop/Rock

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

1 Piano/Conductor Score
18 Vocal Chorus Books

Tenor Saxophone I & II (2 Books)
Guitar I & II (2 Books)
Drums
Bass

SFTracks Available (Additional Fee)
Song Samples

Sample of Samphony Tracks for Grease

Author(s)

Warren Casey

Warren Casey was born in Yonkers, New York, andreceived his Fine Arts Degree from the Syracuse University School of Visual and Performing Arts in 1957. In the mid-1960s, Mr. Casey met Jim Jacobs while acting with the Chicago Stage Guild, and the two began collaborating on a play about high school life during the golden age of rock 'n' roll in the 1950s. Grease premiered in 1971 at the Kingston ... view full profile

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Jim Jacobs

Jim Jacobs was born in Chicago, Illinois, and attended Taft High School, during which time he played guitar and sang with a band called DDT & the Dynamiters. In 1963, he became involved with a local theatre group that included Warren Casey. For the next five years he appeared in more than fifty theatrical productions in the Chicago area, working with such people as The Second City founder Paul ... view full profile

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Reviews
Michael Nelson 8/26/2016 8:14 AM
Jared Grigsby 6/9/2015 2:05 PM
As my theater program climbs from out of the stone ages, we've started doing musicals. In the spring of 2014, we did our high school's first musical since 1961! It was Back to the 80s. This past spring we did Meredith Willson's The Music Man. Now, it's the last shot in the arm I think my program needs- Grease! With some of the orneriness in the film, my administrator was leery of my selection for spring 2016. However, I was pleased to see the original didn't have the profanity. I've enjoyed the read through, and it looks like we have our winner for next spring!

Jared Grigsby
Hebron High School
Hebron, Indiana
kendra walls 5/7/2015 2:45 PM
Always a crowd favorite, I recommend adding fun facts about why all the songs are not the same as the movie, it will make them appreciate your actors singing abilities and trivia is always fun. We used a real car as Greased Lighting and are looking to sell it. Its gorgeous!  Find us on Facebook.  Romeo Theatre Co. in Romeo MI.

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