Rehearsals have begun forthe brand-new multi-million dollar stage production of GREASE, which opens in Melbournefrom 31 December 2023, Sydney from 24 March 2024 and in Perth from 30 June 2024.
Some of Australia’s favourite performers are joining the highly anticipated production including
Patti Newton as Miss Lynch (Melbourne season), Marcia Hines as Teen Angel and Jay
Laga’aia as Vince Fontaine in the hit musical set to open in Melbourne.
They will be joined by Sydney’s Annelise Hall, who most recently featured in The Marvellous
Elephant Man as well as Aspects of Love at the Hayes Theatre, in the coveted role of Sandy
made famous by Olivia Newton-John. Melbourne’s Joseph Spanti, best known for Friends!
The Musical Parody and Cruel Intentions: The 90’s Musical, will be donning the famed black
leather jacket as Danny Zuko, played by John Travolta in the movie version of the much-loved
Also joining the gang at Rydell High are Mackenzie Dunn (Hairspray, Shrek) as Rizzo,
Brianna Bishop (Hairspray, Midnight – The Cinderella Musical) as Marty, Keanu Gonzalez
(Hamilton) in the role of bad boy Kenickie, Lucy Fraser (Hairspray) as the perky Patty Simcox
and Gareth Isaac (Mary Poppins) as nerdy Eugene. The iconic Pink Ladies includes Catty
Hamilton (The Rocky Horror Show) as Frenchy and Caitlin Spears (Hairspray) as Jan while
Andy Seymour (The Phantom of the Opera on Sydney Harbour) as Roger, Harry Targett
(Hairspray) as Sonny and Tom Davis (The Book of Mormon) as Doody are donning the famed
leather jackets as the T-Birds.
Ensemble cast members joining the star-studded line-up include Fabian Andrés, Lachlan
Beck, Oscar Bridges, Laura Joy Bunting, Cristina D’Agostino, Axel Duffy, Madeleine
Mackenzie, Anna Mellows, Conor Putland, Rose Shannon-Duhigg and Emma
Featuring dazzling costumes and all those unforgettable songs from the movie, including
Summer Nights, Sandy, Hopelessly Devoted to You, You’re The One That I Want, Greased
Lightnin’, and Grease is the Word, GREASE really is “fast, furious and thrilling, an injection of
raw energy… and fun, fun, fun!” (The Daily Mirror, UK).
Since the show’s Broadway premiere and the hit movie starring John Travolta and Olivia
Newton-John – which went on to become the highest grossing movie-musical of all time – the
Tony Award nominated GREASE has triumphed across the globe, with its irresistible mix of
adolescent angst, vibrant physicality and 1950s pop culture.
At the time that it closed originally on Broadway in 1980, GREASE’s 3,388-performance run
was the longest musical in Broadway history, and with the addition of the recent Pink Ladies
series, currently on Paramount+, GREASE is officially the most expansive cinematic universe
derived from a stage musical.
Following the stage premiere, the musical has famously been produced for the screen and
inspired both a 1982 film sequel and a 2007 competition reality series, Broadway revivals of
the stage show as well as numerous international productions.
John Frost for Crossroads Live Australia present
Starring Joseph Spanti, Annelise Hall
Mackenzie Dunn, Keanu Gonzalez, Brianna Bishop
With Patti Newton (Melbourne season) & Jay Laga’aia
And Marcia Hines as Teen Angel
PAULINI As Teen Angel in certain performances
Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne
From 31 December 2023
Capitol Theatre, Sydney
From 24 March 2024
Crown Theatre Perth
From June 2024
Perth tickets on sale from Monday 4 December. New seats on sale for Melbourne and
Sydney seasons visit www.greasemusical.com.au
Book, Music & Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey
Additional songs by Barry Gibb, John Farrar, Louis St. Louis and Scott Simon
Director – Luke Joslin
Choreographer – Eric Giancola
Set & Costume Design – James Browne
Lighting Design – Trudy Dalgleish
Sound Design – Michael Waters
Video Design – Craig Wilkinson