Book, Music & Lyrics: Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey. Additional songs: Barry Gibb, John Farrar, Louis St. Louis, Scott Simon. John Frost / David Ian Production. Director: David Gilmore. Musical Director: Stephen Amos. Choreography: Arlene Phillips. Opening Night - Lyric Theatre, Brisbane, 25 August 2013. Then Lyric Theatre at the Star, Sydney from 13 October and Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne from 2 January 2014.
This was the best production of Grease
I have ever seen - fast, funny, and massively entertaining.
David Gilmore’s direction, based on his long-running West End revival satisfied on every level. From Terry Parsons’ ablaze with neon set, Arlene Phillips era inspired dance routines, to Stephen Amos’ kick-ass band, 1950s Rydell High was brought brilliantly, if garishly, to life.