Tell us about it, stud: Grease is coming to Dubai
Hopelessly devoted to all things Grease? Don’t miss your chance to see it live…
How many times have you dressed up as Olivia Newton-John for a fancy dress party? Do you still mourn Frenchy’s failed beautician career? Do you sing the end bars of Summer Nights several decibels louder than the rest of the song, in all its nasal glory, frightening anyone in your immediate vicinity? Just us? OK, then.
UK Theatre Company Curve is bringing their fresh take on Grease The Musical to Dubai Worth Trade Centre in April.
Since its creation in 1971 as a theatre musical, Grease has been revived a number of times on Broadway, the West End and has borne several international tours. It was also the highest-grossing musical film of all time until Mamma Mia and Les Misérables eclipsed it.
For one week only, you can burn up the quarter mile with Danny, Sandy, Rizzo and the rest of the gang as all the action unfolds onstage.
Did you know?
*Elvis Presley turned down the role of the Guardian Angel.
*Stockard Channing’s “hickey from Kenickie” was real, Jeff Conway applied it himself.
*Olivia Newton-John had to be sewn into her “bad Sandy” pants every morning
*In the stage production, Sandy’s last name is Dumbrowski, but this was changed to Olsson because of Newton-John’s thick Australian accent.
Grease, a timeline: (The good and the bad)
1971: Grease The Musical only makes it eight months in its original incarnation in a small theatre in Chicago.
1972: Different producers take on the musical, and move it to New York in an off-Broadway location, before it eventually moves to Broadway and receives seven Tony Award nominations.
1978: The iconic Grease film, starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta, is released to rave reviews. It goes on to gross $400 million at the international box office, and becomes one of the most iconic musicals of all time.
1982: Grease 2, starring Michelle Pfieiffer and Michael Caulfield, is released and rubbished by critics.
2016: Grease ‘Live’, starring Julianne Hough, Aaron Tviet and Vanessa Hudgens, presents a live, televised version of the cult classic.
Grease The Musical takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 7 to 13. Tickets from Dhs150 to Dhs975. Buy tickets here.