GREASE

Book, Music and Lyrics By
JIM JACOBS and WARREN CASEY

BY ARRANGEMENT WITH ORiGiN™ THEATRICAL
www.origintheatrical.com.au

About Grease

Wendy Samantha Productions is proud to present Grease as a part of our Showtime Program for 2018. The performances will be running from the 30th August to 2nd Septmber 2018 at Gasworks Theatre. Auditions will be held at the start of May in 2018.

Grease is a musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. Since it’s electric Broadway and West End debut in the early 1970’s, Grease has remained one of the world’s most popular and enduring musicals. Funny, frank and featuring the hit songs “Greased Lightnin’” and “Summer Nights”, Grease follows the journey of Danny and Sandy, alongside the Burger Palace Boys and the Pink Ladies, as they navigate high school to the unforgettable rock n’ roll soundtrack that defined generations.




Performance Dates

Grease will be performed at Gasworks Theatre:

  • Thursday 30th August 2018
  • Friday 31st August 2018
  • Saturday 1st September 2018
  • Sunday 2nd September 2018

Performance Venue Location

Gasworks Theatre

21 Graham Street, Albert Park VIC 3206

Cast

Thursday 30th August 2018 - 7pm Opening Night

DANNY - James Worboyes

SANDY - Laura Wilcox

KENICKIE (T-Bird) - Johnny D'Arco

DOODY (T-Bird) - Stef Burato

SONNY (T-Bird) - Robbie Nicholson

ROGER (T-Bird) - Sebastian Campitelli

RIZZO (Pink Lady) - Claire Wastell

FRENCHY (Pink Lady) - Emily Sist

MARTY (Pink Lady) - Alicia Michaelides

JAN (Pink Lady) - Philippa Gray

PATTY - Kate Pappas

VINCE FONTAINE - Harrison Stoneman-Banks

JOHNNY CASINO - Kess Huggins

CHA CHA - Chee-Rae Loi

EUGENE - Max Nania

MISS LYNCH - Ebony Lawrence

DANCE TROUPE - Ainsley Chase, Andrea Gafner, Gui Griffin (Dance Vice-Captain), Kushinka Jayewardene, Ebony Lawrence, Chee-Rae Loi, Kate Pappas (Dance Captain) & Mia Zelesco

ENSEMBLE - Jasmine Chapman, Michael Fang, Kess Huggins, Amy Kmet, Max Nania, Zephya Semaan, Harrison Stoneman-Banks & Maddy Van Der Meer

Friday 31st August 2018 - 7pm Friday Night

DANNY - James Worboyes

SANDY - Alessandra Ranno

KENICKIE (T-Bird) - Johnny D'Arco

DOODY (T-Bird) - Stef Burato

SONNY (T-Bird) - Robbie Nicholson

ROGER (T-Bird) - Sebastian Campitelli

RIZZO (Pink Lady) - Claire Wastell

FRENCHY (Pink Lady) - Alison Wells

MARTY (Pink Lady) - Eva Hatzicostas

JAN (Pink Lady) - Xian Loi

PATTY - Gui Griffin

VINCE FONTAINE - Harrison Stoneman-Banks

JOHNNY CASINO - Kess Huggins

CHA CHA - Chee-Rae Loi

EUGENE - Max Nania

MISS LYNCH - Maddy Van Der Meer

DANCE TROUPE - Ainsley Chase, Andrea Gafner, Gui Griffin (Dance Vice-Captain), Kushinka Jayewardene, Ebony Lawrence, Chee-Rae Loi, Kate Pappas (Dance Captain) & Mia Zelesco

ENSEMBLE - Jasmine Chapman, Michael Fang, Kess Huggins, Amy Kmet, Max Nania, Zephya Semaan, Harrison Stoneman-Banks & Maddy Van Der Meer

Saturday 1st September 2018 - 12.30pm Matinee

DANNY - James Worboyes

SANDY - Laura Wilcox

KENICKIE (T-Bird) - Johnny D'Arco

DOODY (T-Bird) - Stef Burato

SONNY (T-Bird) - Robbie Nicholson

ROGER (T-Bird) - Sebastian Campitelli

RIZZO (Pink Lady) - Claire Wastell

FRENCHY (Pink Lady) - Alison Wells

MARTY (Pink Lady) - Eva Hatzicostas

JAN (Pink Lady) - Philippa Gray

PATTY - Kate Pappas

VINCE FONTAINE - Harrison Stoneman-Banks

JOHNNY CASINO - Kess Huggins

CHA CHA - Chee-Rae Loi

EUGENE - Max Nania

MISS LYNCH - Maddy Van Der Meer

DANCE TROUPE - Ainsley Chase, Andrea Gafner, Gui Griffin (Dance Vice-Captain), Kushinka Jayewardene, Ebony Lawrence, Chee-Rae Loi, Kate Pappas (Dance Captain) & Mia Zelesco

ENSEMBLE - Jasmine Chapman, Michael Fang, Kess Huggins, Amy Kmet, Max Nania, Zephya Semaan, Harrison Stoneman-Banks & Maddy Van Der Meer

Saturday 1st September 2018 - 7pm Saturday Night

DANNY - James Worboyes

SANDY - Laura Wilcox

KENICKIE (T-Bird) - Johnny D'Arco

DOODY (T-Bird) - Stef Burato

SONNY (T-Bird) - Robbie Nicholson

ROGER (T-Bird) - Sebastian Campitelli

RIZZO (Pink Lady) - Jessie Singleton

FRENCHY (Pink Lady) - Alison Wells

MARTY (Pink Lady) - Eva Hatzicostas

JAN (Pink Lady) - Philippa Gray

PATTY - Kate Pappas

VINCE FONTAINE - Harrison Stoneman-Banks

JOHNNY CASINO - Kess Huggins

CHA CHA - Chee-Rae Loi

EUGENE - Max Nania

MISS LYNCH - Maddy Van Der Meer

DANCE TROUPE - Ainsley Chase, Andrea Gafner, Gui Griffin (Dance Vice-Captain), Kushinka Jayewardene, Ebony Lawrence, Chee-Rae Loi, Kate Pappas (Dance Captain) & Mia Zelesco

ENSEMBLE - Jasmine Chapman, Michael Fang, Kess Huggins, Amy Kmet, Max Nania, Zephya Semaan, Harrison Stoneman-Banks & Maddy Van Der Meer

Sunday 2nd September 2018 - 12.30pm Closing Night

DANNY - James Worboyes

SANDY - Alessandra Ranno

KENICKIE (T-Bird) - Johnny D'Arco

DOODY (T-Bird) - Stef Burato

SONNY (T-Bird) - Robbie Nicholson

ROGER (T-Bird) - Sebastian Campitelli

RIZZO (Pink Lady) - Jessie Singleton

FRENCHY (Pink Lady) - Emily Sist

MARTY (Pink Lady) - Alicia Michaelides

JAN (Pink Lady) - Xian Loi

PATTY - Gui Griffin

VINCE FONTAINE - Harrison Stoneman-Banks

JOHNNY CASINO - Kess Huggins

CHA CHA - Chee-Rae Loi

EUGENE - Max Nania

MISS LYNCH - Ebony Lawrence

DANCE TROUPE - Ainsley Chase, Andrea Gafner, Gui Griffin (Dance Vice-Captain), Kushinka Jayewardene, Ebony Lawrence, Chee-Rae Loi, Kate Pappas (Dance Captain) & Mia Zelesco

ENSEMBLE - Jasmine Chapman, Michael Fang, Kess Huggins, Amy Kmet, Max Nania, Zephya Semaan, Harrison Stoneman-Banks & Maddy Van Der Meer



Cast List

DANNY - James Worboyes

SANDY - Alessandra Ranno & Laura Wilcox

KENICKIE (T-Bird) - Johnny D'Arco

DOODY (T-Bird) - Stef Burato

SONNY (T-Bird) - Robbie Nicholson

ROGER (T-Bird) - Sebastian Campitelli

RIZZO (Pink Lady) - Jessie Singleton & Claire Wastell

FRENCHY (Pink Lady) - Emily Sist & Alison Wells

MARTY (Pink Lady) - Eva Hatzicostas & Alicia Michaelides

JAN (Pink Lady) - Philippa Gray & Xian Loi

PATTY - Gui Griffin & Kate Pappas

VINCE FONTAINE - Harrison Stoneman-Banks

JOHNNY CASINO - Kess Huggins

CHA CHA - Chee-Rae Loi

EUGENE - Max Nania

MISS LYNCH - Ebony Lawrence & Maddy Van Der Meer

DANCE TROUPE - Ainsley Chase, Andrea Gafner, Gui Griffin (Dance Vice-Captain), Kushinka Jayewardene, Ebony Lawrence, Chee-Rae Loi, Kate Pappas (Dance Captain) & Mia Zelesco

ENSEMBLE - Jasmine Chapman, Michael Fang, Kess Huggins, Amy Kmet, Max Nania, Zephya Semaan, Harrison Stoneman-Banks & Maddy Van Der Meer

Detailed Synopsis

Source from Original Theatrical

In 1959, Rydell High School's students are starting a new year. ("Alma Mater Parody").

Sandy Dumbrowski, the new girl at school and Danny Zuko, the leader of the 'Burger Palace Boys', had a brief romantic fling over the summer. Sandy recounts her version of the fling to the 'Pink Ladies' (Jan, Marty, Frenchy, and Betty Rizzo), while Danny tells the boys (Roger, Doody, Sonny, and Kenickie) his rendition ("Summer Nights"). Sandy and Danny soon bump into each other at school, and while Sandy is happy to see him, he plays it cool. Meanwhile, the kids gather in the hall as Doody shows off his new guitar. The rock star wannabe gives an impromptu concert in the hall ("Those Magic Changes").

At Marty's pajama party, the girls give each other pierced ears, and talk about boys. Marty tells about her long-distance courtship with Freddy ("Freddy, My Love"). Meanwhile, the Burger Palace Boys are bust stealing hubcaps and teasing Kenickie about his new (used) car ("Greased Lightning").

Danny sees Sandy again and tries to apologize for his behavior. Head cheerleader Patty Simcox interrupts to prompt Sandy to join to squad and to tease Danny about his latest indiscretions ("Rydell Fight Song"). The kids take their newfangled portable radios for a rock and roll picnic in the park and plan how they will pair off at the upcoming school prom, while Roger shares his love for Jan and his favorite hobby ("Mooning"). Rizzo teases Danny for falling for a girl who resembles the excessively proper teenage ingenue, Sandra Dee ("Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee"). Sandy realizes that Danny is putting her off to be cool and wishes she had never met him.

Then Danny suggests that Marty go out with Eugene, and she chases after him. Act I ends with a spirited pledge of friendship ("We Go Together").

At the High School Hop, everyone is dancing, except Sandy ("Shakin' At the High School Hop"). She is home feeling sorry for herself ("It's Raining on Prom Night"). Meanwhile, favorite radio DJ Vince Fontaine, is warming the kids up for the hand-jive dance contest. Kenickie dumps his blind date, Cha-Cha DiGregorio, and pairs up with Rizzo. Danny and Cha-Cha then proceed to win the dance contest ("Born to Hand Jive").

A few days later at the Burger Palace after school, a couple of the guys run into Frenchy, who flunked out of Rydell and has now dropped out of beauty school ("Beauty School Dropout"). Danny, who has taken up track in order to win back Sandy's affections, does not know that Cha-Cha's boyfriend's gang has challenged the guys to a rumble. He is more concerned about patching things up with Sandy at the Twi-Light Drive-In, but he moves too fast for her, and she leaves ("All Alone at a Drive-In Movie"). A couple of days later, the "greasers" are having a party in Jan's basement, as Doody and Roger sing "Rock 'n' Roll Party Queen." Sandy wonders what she needs to do to fit in at Rydell ("Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee" - Reprise).

The next time Sandy meets up with the Burger Palace Boys and the Pink ladies, she has transformed herself into a greaser's dream date ("All Choked Up"). Rizzo and Kenickie reunite. All ends happily ("We Go Together" - Reprise).

Characters & Roles

  • DANNY ZUKO - The leader of the Burger Palace Boys; good-looking, strong and confident, with an air of easy-going charm.
  • SANDY DUMBROWSKI - New girl in town; sweet, wholesome, naive, cute, and innocent.
  • THE PINK LADIES - The club-jacketed, gum-chewing, hip-swinging girls' gang who hang around with the Burger Palace Boys.
    • BETTY RIZZO - Leader of the Pink Ladies; tough, sarcastic and outspoken but vulnerable.
    • FRENCHY - A dreamer; good-natured but not too smart, she is heavily made up, fussy about her appearance, particularly her hair. She can't wait to finish high school so she can be a beautician.
    • MARTY - The 'beauty' of the Pink Ladies; pretty and looks older than the other girls, but bretrays her real age when she opens her mouth. She tries to act sophisticated.
    • JAN - Funny, loud, compulsive eater and awkward member of the Pink Ladies. Loud and pushy with the girls, but shy with the boys.
  • THE BURGER PALACE BOYS - A super-cool, DA-haired, hard-looking group of high school wheeler-dealers... or so they think.
    • DOODY - The youngest of the guys; small, boyish and open, with a disarming smile and a hero-worshiping attitude towards the other guys. He also plays the guitar.
    • KENICKIE - The second in command of the Burger Palace Boys; tough-looking, tattooed, surly and avoids any show of softness. He has an offbeat sense of humor.
    • SONNY LaTIERRI - A member of the Burger Palace Boys; funny Italian-American, he is a braggart and wheeler-dealer who thinks he's a real lady-killer.
    • ROGER - The anything-for-a-laugh stocky type of boy; a clown who enjoys winding people up, he is full of mischief and is always dreaming up half-baked schemes and ideas.
  • VINCE FONTAINE - A typical 'teen audience' disc jockey; slick, egotistical and fast-talking. He is also a veteran 'Greaser.'
  • CHA-CHA, a.k.a. Charlene DiGregorio - The best dancer at St. Bernadette's; a loud mouth, she wins the dancing competition with Danny.
  • EUGENE FLORCZYK - The class valecdictorian; physically awkward, with weak eyes and a high-pitched voice. He's a typical 'apple-polisher' - both smug and pompous, but gullible.
  • JOHNNY CASINO - All-American, rock-star "greaser" student at Rydell High, whose real name is Clarence.
  • MISS LYNCH - A no-nonsense, serious, loud, English teacher.
  • PATTY SIMCOX - A typical cheerleader; attractive, athletic, sure-of-herself, but can be given to bursts of disconcerting enthusiasm. She's a bit of a pain and unpopular with the Pink Ladies, and can twirl a baton.
  • DANCE TROUPE - A capable group of dancers led by a strong dance captain.
  • ENSEMBLE - A group of performers required to play various roles throughout the production.

Production

Producer - Shenuka Abeysena

Director - Wendy Samantha

Assistant Director - Leah Johnston

Choreographers - Jess Claughton & Teri Hashai

Vocal Director - Kat Giannaris

Vocal Coach - Leng Lau

Assistant Producer - Shayoni Jayewardene

Technical Consultant - Mark Banks

Sound Design and Operator - Mark Banks

Lighting Design and Operator - Chris Milburn

Casting - Theo Hrisikos & Shanal Perera

Audition Information

Auditions will be held at the Balwyn Evergreen Centre, 45 Talbot Ave, Balwyn VIC 3103.

  • Friday 4th May 2018
  • Saturday 5th May 2018
  • Sunday 6th May 2018

Dance Troupe Auditions - Friday 4th May 7-8pm (registration at 6.30pm)

Ensemble Only Auditions - Sunday 6th May 5.30-5.50pm (group audition)

Callbacks are on Sunday 6th May 2018 from 6-9pm.

REQUEST AUDITION PACK - Link to Grease Audition Pack Request Form (Google Forms)


Audition Notes

  • All auditionees preparing songs will need to provide backing tracks (USB or device with headphone jack). No A cappella.
  • No songs from the show are permitted for the auditions. Please note that due to time restrictions you may not be asked to sing the entire song or songs so pick an appropriate starting point.
  • Select only one audition character to auditions for but be prepared to read for others parts. Indicate on the audition form other characters / roles you are intersted in.
  • Dance Troupe Audition are on Friday 4th May 2018 from 7-8pm. Arrive at 6.30pm to register and warm up prior to the auditions. It will be broken down into technique and skills section, flexibility and routine.
  • Ensemble Group Audition are on Sunday 6th May 2017 from 5:30-5:50pm. Arrive at 5.15pm to register prior to the auditions. This will be a group audition.
  • If you are unfamiliar with the story, we advise that you watch the film. It’s by far the quickest way to get a feel for the characters and story However the musical is different to the movie in many ways.

Audition Requirements

Please arrive at least 5-10 minutes before your audition time to ensure you have time to register and settle before your audition.

  • [ ] Performer Age: 14-24 years old
  • [ ] Backing Track to be on a device with a standard headphone jack or USB
  • [ ] Standard Headshot Photo (10x15 centimetres or 4x6 inches)
  • [ ] Standard Resume or CV
  • [ ] Audition Form signed and completed (included in the audition pack)
  • [ ] Audition Monologue prepared (included in audition pack)
  • [ ] Audition and Callback Songs prepared (callback songs noted in the audition pack)