It may be winter, but Raleigh will be having some “Summer Nights” when the North Carolina Theatre, the region’s premier nonprofit professional regional theatre producing Broadway musical revivals, is ready to electrify audiences this February with the world’s favorite musical, Grease!
Leading the cast is Broadway star, John Arthur Greene, who hails from Raleigh stepping into the role of the teenage heartthrob, Danny Zuko. John Arthur joins Broadway couple Hunter Foster and Jennifer Cody, who will direct and choreograph the perennial favorite at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh, February 9-14, 2016.
John Arthur Greene most recently performed on Broadway in the hit musical Matilda (Doctor, v/s Mr. Wormwood), and also starred as “Riff” in West Side Story. He is also recognized for his performance as “Robert Mullins” from NBC’s live television presentation of Peter Pan last November, and performs solo music all over NY, most recently performing during Andrew Lloyd Webber’s New York Times Talk.
John Arthur was one of the original students in NC Theatre’s “Kids on Broadway” program, which later became the North Carolina Theatre Conservatory, and has appeared in several NC Theatre main stage shows including Joseph…, Sound of Music, South Pacific, and A Chorus Line.
In her North Carolina Theatre debut is Emily Behny, playing Danny’s love interest, Sandy Dumbrowski. Emily has appeared in National Tours including Wicked (Nessarose) and Beauty and the Beast (Belle). Lauren Cipoletti (Heathers: The Musical at New World Stages, Macbeth at Classic Stage Company) joins the cast as “Rizzo”, the too-cool-for-school leader of the Pink Ladies, and Michael Warrell (All That Glitters, Tours: Spamalot, Fame, Grease) will lead the Burger Palace Boys in “Greased Lightnin’” as “Kenickie”.
Grease is a rock-n-roll celebration of growing up and falling in love set against the sights and sounds of the fabulous fifties. On Broadway, Grease was nominated for seven Tony® Awards and won Drama Desk Awards and a Theatre World Award. The hit film adaptation was nominated for multiple Golden Globe Awards and was the recipient of several People’s Choice Awards.
Grab Your Tickets To See GREASE At NC Theater In Raleigh
For tickets to NC Theatre’s production of GREASE visit NCTheatre.com or call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. For groups of 10 or more, call (919) 831-6941 x-6949.
NC Bloggers and Grease
Several of our NC Blogger Network Members will be in attendance. Here’s one of their pre-show write-ups:
- Housewives in the City – NC Theatre’s Production of Grease
These rest will be covering opening night on their own blogs so stay tuned to read their experiences.
Where to Eat and Stay in Raleigh
The following Raleigh restaurants have a partnership with NC Theatre and will offer 10% off your food purchase any show-night when you show your ticket stub!
The Raleigh City Marriott is the closest hotel to the performing arts center and is within walking distance.
Adjacent to the Marriott and also within walking distance to the show is the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel.
Visit Raleigh has many other listings, too.