Grease: School Version

by  Warren Casey, Jim Jacobs

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  9m, 9f


Groups who perform for young audiences or produce musicals with young actors now have an ideal version of Grease for their needs. Shorter and more suitable in content for teens and subteens, this abridged version retains the fun-loving spirit and immortal songs that make Grease a favorite among rock and roll fans of all ages.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    9m, 9f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Period
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info


The school version removes all profanity, lewd behavior, and Rizzo's Pregnancy scare. Since Rizzo's pregnancy scare is removed, the song "There Are Worst Things I Could Do" is also removed from this edition. The school version is approximately 15 minutes shorter than the standard version.

Additionally, the following songs of the School Edition have undergone lyric changes:

Alma Mater Parody
Summer Nights
Freddy, My Love
Greased Lightning
Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee
Beauty School Dropout

The remainder of the songs have been edited for time, deleting some verses from the original songs.

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Elementary School / Primary
  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • Large Stage

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • PLEASE BE ADVISED: Grease is a premier, high royalty title that requires further information to license. Following your application, your licensing representative will be in contact with you directly to determine pricing. Call or email your representative with any questions.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1950s
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: Rydell High School, 1959
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: Pop/Rock
  • Vocal Demands: Easy
  • Orchestra Size: Medium
  • Chorus Size: Medium

Song Samples

Sample of Samphony Tracks for Grease: School Version
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Casting

9m, 9f

Danny Zuko – The leader of the Burger Palace Boys; good-looking, strong and confident, with an air of easy-going charm.

Sandy Dumbrowski – New girl in town; sweet, wholesome, naive, cute, and innocent.

Betty Rizzo – Leader of the Pink Ladies; tough, sarcastic and outspoken but vulnerable.

Frenchy – 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 – 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 – Funny, loud, compulsive eater, and awkward member of the Pink Ladies. Loud and pushy with the girls, but shy with boys.

Doody – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – A typical 'teen audience' disc jockey; slick, egotistical and fast-talking. He is also a veteran 'Greaser.'

Cha-Cha, aka Charlene DiGregorio - The best dancer at St. Bernadette's; a loud mouth, she wins the dancing competition with Danny.

Eugene Florczyk – 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 – All-American, rock-star “greaser” student at Rydell High, whose real name is Clarence.

Miss Lynch – A no-nonsense, serious, loud, English teacher.

Patty Simcox – 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.

The Pink Ladies - The club-jacketed, gum-chewing, hip-swinging girls' gang who hang around with the Burger Palace Boys.

The Burger Palace Boys - A super-cool, DA-haired, hard-looking group of high school wheeler-dealers... or so they think.

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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Features Teens
  • Room for Extras
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

Resources

Rehearsal Resources

Music Material Rental Packages Glyphs / UI / Tooltip

Full Package

1 Piano/Conductor Score
18 Vocal Chorus Books

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

Performance Tracks Available Upon Request (Additional Fees Apply) 

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Authors

Warren Casey

WARREN CASEY - Casey was born in Yonkers, New York, and attended Syracuse University. During the late ‘50s, he learned all about “greasers” while working as an art teacher in upstate New York. He moved to Chicago in 1962, where he hoped to pursue an acting career. He appeared in dozens of productions, including crea ...

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Jim Jacobs

JIM JACOBS - Jacobs, who created Grease (in 1970) with Warren Casey, was born and raised on the mean streets of Chicago’s far northwest side. During the golden era of rock ‘n’ roll (1956-1960) he was a guitar-playing “greaser” student at Taft High School. In 1963, Jacobs met Warren Casey when they were both cast in a ...

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