“We are delighted to announce that due to popular demand we are adding additional performances for the previously announced, hot new production of GREASE™,” states Christopher B. Manos, Producer of Theater of the Stars. “We’ll open a few days earlier on Friday, August 7 to give audiences more fun “Summer Nights” at the Fabulous Fox! Tickets are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com.”
Audiences across the country are going wild for this show with sellout engagements, enthusiastic crowds and great reviews. “Infectious talent and energy flows from the kids at Rydell High. Emily Padgett's Sandy Dumbrowski and Eric Schneider's Danny Zuko are impressive,” cheers Variety. The St Paul Pioneer Press says, “The Broadway touring version of 'Grease' is as fast as a T-Bird on a date.” And “The cast shines....there are some moments of real "Oh, wow!" brilliance,” raves broadwayworld.com.
After spending a hopelessly devoted summer with Sandy Dumbrowski, the new girl in town, Danny Zuko's world is thrown upside down when Sandy appears at Rydell High on the first day of school. What follows is a rock n' roll celebration of growin' up, cruisin' with friends and goin' steady. The new production of GREASE™ features songs from the smash hit 1978 motion picture for the first time ever in a Broadway production including “Sandy,” the Academy Award nominated song “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” “Grease” and “You’re the One That I Want” - both of which were #1 hits on the Billboard Top 100 list. These songs will be heard in addition to the Jacobs/Casey songs made famous by the original stage production including “Summer Nights,” “Greased Lightnin’” and “We Go Together.”
Platinum-selling recording artist and “American Idol” winner, Taylor Hicks, will join the production as “Teen Angel” beginning on Tuesday, August 11. Hicks made his Broadway debut in the role of “Teen Angel.”
GREASE opened on Broadway on June 7, 1972 and ran for nearly eight years at various Broadway theaters. It closed as the longest running show in Broadway history after playing 3,388 performances. In 1978, GREASE™ became a hugely popular feature film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in the lead roles. A brand new production of GREASE™ opened on Broadway on Sunday, August 19, 2007. It was born out of NBC’s landmark talent competition TV series, “Grease: You’re The One That I Want.” The weekly talent competition drew 90 million viewers, and allowed America to vote for its favorite contestants to play the lead roles of “Sandy” and “Danny” on Broadway.
Directed and choreographed by two-time Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall (The Pajama Game, Wonderful Town), GREASE™ features book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. Additional songs from the film are by Barry Gibb, John Farrar, Louis St. Louis and Scott Simon. GREASE™ features scenic design by Tony Award winner Derek McLane (33 Variations), costume design by two-time Tony Award winner Martin Pakledinaz (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Kiss Me Kate), lighting design by Tony Award winner Kenneth Posner (The Coast of Utopia, Wicked) and sound design by Brian Ronan (Spring Awakening, Curtains).
GREASE™ will play the Fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta from August 7-16, 2009.
Performances are as follows:
Friday, August 7 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 8 at 2 pm
Saturday, August 8 at 8pm
Sunday, August 9 at 1 pm
Sunday, August 9 at 6:30 pm - Back to School Special Performance!
Monday, August 10 – NO SHOW
Tuesday, August 11 at 8 pm – starring Taylor Hicks as “Teen Angel”
Wednesday, August 12 at 8 pm– starring Taylor Hicks as “Teen Angel”
Thursday, August 13 at 8 pm – starring Taylor Hicks as “Teen Angel”
Friday, August 14 at 8 pm – starring Taylor Hicks as “Teen Angel”
Saturday, August 15 at 2 pm – starring Taylor Hicks as “Teen Angel”
Saturday, August 15 at 8 pm – starring Taylor Hicks as “Teen Angel”
Sunday, August 16 at 1:30 pm – starring Taylor Hicks as “Teen Angel”
Sunday, August 16 at 7 Pm – starring Taylor Hicks as “Teen Angel”
Tickets are on sale NOW at all Ticketmaster outlets, at 800-982-2787 and online at www.ticketmaster.com Ticket prices range from $20-$67.50. Special group rates are available through the Fox Group Sales Dept. at 404-881-2000.
GREASE™ is produced on tour by Paul Nicholas and David Ian, Nederlander Presentations, Inc. and Terry Allen Kramer by arrangement with Robert Stigwood. For more information visit: www.greaseonbroadway.com
Theater of the Stars celebrates our 57th Anniversary as one of the nation’s premier regional theater companies. A civic not-for-profit cultural treasure, Theater of the Stars is dedicated to presenting and producing the best in musical theater. To learn more about our history of excellence, visit www.theaterofthestars.com.
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