Book, Music and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey

Directed by Brian Gunter


Performances will be:    July 17 - 29, 2014 at 7:00pm
                                                Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 2:30pm
                                         July 24 - 26, 2014 at 7:00pm
                                       

Auditions for Ardmore Little Theatre’s upcoming summer production of “Grease” will be Monday and Tuesday, June 2 -3, 2014 at 7:00pm at the Goddard Center.  Please enter by the stage door on the North side of the building. Attending both nights is preferred, but not required.  Scripts are available in the ALT box office, but please remember ALL scripts must be returned to ALT the first night of auditions. Volunteers are always welcome to work on sets, costumes, props, box office and other backstage areas.  Everyone is encouraged to participate.  You do not have to be a member of ALT to be involved in the production.

Everyone will need to sing a solo at auditions that best shows off your vocal range. A pianist will be provided or your may bring a CD.  Everyone will also be asked to do a small dance audition with the choreographer.

 Click here to download the audition form.

Brian Gunter will be directing this musical for Ardmore Little Theatre. Brian has been seen in several shows for ALT, “Les Miserables”, “Anything Goes” and “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” to name just a few. Performances will be July 17-20 and July 24 - 26, 2014 at the Goddard Center. All performances are at 7:00pm, except for the Sunday matinee at 2:30pm.

 

SYNOPSIS:  Here is Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head "greaser" Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their "Summer Nights" as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as "Greased Lightnin'", "It's Raining on Prom Night", "Alone at the Drive-In Movie" recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. An 8-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals along with innumerable school and community productions place Grease among the world's most popular musicals. 

Characters

Danny Zuko
(tenor): D4 – B5 – The leader of the Burger Palace Boys; good-looking, strong and cofident, with an air of easy-going charm
Sandy Dumbrowski
(soprano): A3 – F#5 – New girl in town; sweet, wholesome, naive, cute, and innocent
Betty Rizzo
(alto): A3 – C5 – Leader of the Pink Ladies; tough, sarcastic and outspoken but vulerable 
Frenchy
(alto): A3 – D5 – 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
(alto): C4 – C5 – the 'beauty' of the Pink Ladies; pretty and looks older than the other girls, but betrays her real age when she opens her mouth. She tries to act sophisticated.
Jan
(alto): A3 - C5 – Funny, loud, compulsive eater and awkward member of the Pink Ladies. Loud and pushy with the girls, but shy with boys
Doody
(tenor): D4 - A5 – the youngest of the guys; small, boyish and open, with a disarming smile and a hero-worshipping attitude towards the other guys. He also plays the guitar.
Kenickie
(tenor): C4 – F5 – 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
(baritone): G3– A5 – 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
(tenor): D4 -A5 – 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, aka Charlene DiGregorio
(alto): C4 – C5 - the best dancer at St. Bernadette's; a loud mouth, she wins the dancing competition with Danny.
Eugene Florczyk
(tenor): A3 – E5 – the class valedictorian; physically awkward, with weak eyes and a high-pitched voice. He's a typical 'apple-polisher' - both smug and pompous, but gullible.
Johnny Casino
(tenor): G4 - E5 – 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
(alto): D4 – A4 – 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.
Teen Angel
(tenor): E4 – F5 - Frenchy's suave and slick guardian angel, who encourages her to stay in school. The Pink Ladies (satb) - the club-jacketed, gum-chewing, hip-swinging girls' gang who hang around with the Burger Palace Boys.
The Burger Palace Boys
(satb) - A super-cool, DA-haired, hard-looking group of high school wheeler-dealers... or so they think.
Radio Voice
 (tenor): A3 – C5

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