Midsumma Festival 2011. Stage Adaptation by Robbie Carmellotti and Drew Downing. Directed by Robbie Carmellotti. Musical direction by Drew Downing. Gasworks Arts Park. February 10 - February 16, 2011.
Grease, the movie, defined retro-rock cool for the early 1980s. So when the sequel was released, sans Olivia Newton-John, John Travolta and the rest of the original iconic cast, it could only flop.
This stage version of Grease 2 is a high voltage fun musical that smashes expectations. The story is almost a reverse of Grease. Instead of Sandy changing to become attractive to Danny, Michael (Chris Ostrenski) transforms himself to win Stephanie (Melanie Ott), but feels like he's lost himself in the pretence.