I’ve got chills… and it’s not just because there are freezing temperatures outside! The North Carolina Theatre’s production of critically acclaimed Grease had its opening night on February 9. This timeless musical features your favorites, Danny Zuko played by Broadway star John Arthur Greene, and Sandy Dumbrowski portrayed by Emily Behny. And it wouldn’t be Grease without the Pink Ladies and The Burger Palace Boys! Ryah Nixon is playing the role of “Marty”, Lilly Tobin as “Frenchy”, Amy Toporek as “Jan”, and Lauren Nicole Cipoletti as the cool group leader “Rizzo”. The Burger Palace Boys features Michael Warrel as the smooth group leader, “Kenickie”, Matthew Rodin as “Doody”, F. Michael Hayne as “Roger”, and Casey Shane as “Tony”. So pull those leather jackets out of storage and get ready to take a trip back to the fabulous fifties with your favorite rock ‘n roll high school as they perform some of your favorite hits from the film.
It seems that everywhere we turn people are buzzing about the amazing, experienced cast for The North Carolina Theater’s production of Grease. Artistic Director, Casey Hushion, had this to say about The North Carolina Theatre’s cast for Grease: “We are thrilled to announce this exceptional, dynamic cast. The caliber of Broadway talent in this company and creative team guarantees that this will be a fresh and inspired take on one of the most popular musicals of all time.” The show is led by Creative Director, Casey Hushion, and Producer, Carolee Baxter. The North Carolina Theatre’s production of Grease will also showcase some of your cast favorites such as “Cha-Cha DiGregorio” played by Kelsey Walston, “Patty Simcox” played by Meaghan Foy, Eugene Florczyk portrayed by John T. Wolfe, “Teen Angel” played by Malcolm Armwood, “Miss Lynch” portrayed by Prentis Jones, and “Vince Fontaine” played by Adam Poole. The ensemble is complete with Dance Captain Peyton Royal, Kinsland Howell, Randy Cain, and Emily Thomas Wells.
Missed Opening Night? There are More Chances to See Grease!
The show will be running from February 9 through February 14 at The Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at 7:30 pm with extra performances at 2:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Groups of 10 or more as well as college students with a valid ID will receive special discounts! What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your sweet than by singing along to “You’re the One that I Want” with Danny and Sandy? We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to see heartthrob, Danny, pouring his heart out to America’s sweetheart, Sandy (via song of course). Get your tickets to Grease today!