Wednesday 10 October 2012

Grease is the Word!

I was looking for John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John on Grimwade Street on my way to the Ipswich Regent Theatre on Saturday 29th September 2012 but there was no need to worry if they didn't beat the traffic as Danny Bayne and Carina Gillespie made a brilliant Danny and Sandy. The venue was full of T Birds and Pink Ladies as we all went Greased Lightin'.

It's 1959 and Rydell High is filled with rebellious, thrill-loving students. In the midst of this scene, Sandy Dumbrowski enters as the new girl in school. It turns out that she and the leader of the Burger Palace Boys gang, Danny Zuko, have had a brief love affair the summer before. While Sandy stresses to her new classmates the emotional attachment she and Danny had, Danny stresses the physical aspects of their relationship. As the show goes on, the students at Rydell High have to deal with love, gang violence, teen pregnancy, and friendship. In the end, Sandy and Danny resolve their differences and end up happily together.

It was great fun at the Ipswich Regent Theatre as we were treated to all the wonderful songs from Grease including Grease Is The Word, Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin', Hopelessly Devoted To You and You're The One That I Want. There were lots of laughs and singing as we enrolled at Rydell High to become the latest intake of cats and chicks. Look at me I'm Sandra Dee. This was a celebration of the glory of Grease.

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