GREASE FOR HOBART
After seasons in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, and soon to open in Perth and Adelaide, producer John Frost today announced (April 5, 2014) that GREASE is will play in Hobart with the full professional cast.
John Frost said, “Rarely have I seen audience reactions like the ones we have been receiving every night for GREASE, with everyone in the aisles dancing and singing along. GREASE truly is Australia’s Number One Party Musical, and now I’m delighted to give audiences in Hobart the chance to sing-a-long and dance with Rob, Gretel, Todd, Val, JPY, Bert and the gang on stage. The last time I brought a show to Hobart was in 1999 with Grease – The Arena Spectacular, and the response was amazing. We couldn’t let Tasmania miss out on the new production of GREASE, so when the opportunity at the Derwent Entertainment Centre came up, we couldn’t say no!”
Leading the all-star cast in the iconic roles of Danny and Sandy are born entertainer Rob Mills and rising star Gretel Scarlett. Bert Newton returns to his radio roots to play the role of slick veteran disc jockey Vince Fontaine, while Todd McKenney dusts off his dancing shoes to star as Teen Angel. The role of All-American, rock-star Johnny Casino, has gone to John Paul Young, and television and stage veteran Val Lehman returns to musical theatre to play Rydell High’s tough school principal Miss Lynch.
Rizzo, the leader of the Pink Ladies, is played by Lucy Maunder, and Kenickie by Stephen Mahy. The cast also includes Francine Cain (Frenchy), Eli Cooper (Eugene), Antoniette Iesue (Patty), Sam Ludeman (Sonny), Scott McConnell (Doody), Duane McGregor (Roger), Laura Murphy (Jan), Karla Tonkich (Marty) and Andrea Arena (Cha Cha). Ensemble roles are played by Jared Bryan, Elisha Chin, Shaye Hopkins, Heath Keating, Jessica Lindon, Mitchell Mahony, Natasha Marconi, Scott Morris, Glen Oliver, Daniel Raso, Stephanie Silcock and Jessica White.
GREASE will play at Derwent Entertainment Centre for five performances only from September 5-7, 2014.
Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart
Season: Friday September 5 – Sunday September 7
Performance Times: Friday 8pm; Saturday 2pm and 8pm; Sunday 1pm and 6pm
Price: From $79.90*
Bookings: ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100