Auditions: April 1-3 (you must be available for callbacks) *Everyone auditioning must arrive by 9am on Saturday April 1*
First rehearsal: Friday April 7
Tech Rehearsals: July 9-12 & July 17-19 Performances: July 13-16 & July 20-23
Here is Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping "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 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.
"A lively and funny musical-as well as the dancingest one in town. It's a winner...the songs are dandies [that portray] the early rockers with zip and charm. The sheer energy of Grease carries all before it." - New York Daily News
DANNY ZUKO: Male, High School Teen(Range: tenor, D4–B5) The leader of the Burger Palace Boys; good-looking, strong and confident, with an air of easy-going charm SANDY DUMBROWSKI: Female, High School Teen (Range: Soprano, A3–F#5) New girl in town; sweet, wholesome, naive, cute, and innocent BETTY RIZZO: Female, High School Teen (Range:Alto A3–C5) Leader of the Pink Ladies; tough, sarcastic and outspoken but vulnerable FRENCHY: Female, High School Teen (Range: 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: Female, High School Teen (Range 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: Female, High School Teen(Range: 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: Male, High School Teen (Range: 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: Male, High School Teen(Range: 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: Male, High School Teen(Range: 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:Male, High School Teen (Range: 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: Male, High School Teen (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) A typical 'teen audience' disc jockey; slick, egotistical and fast-talking. He is also a veteran 'Greaser.'
CHA-CHA, aka CHARLENE DIGREGORIO: Female, High School Teen (Range: Alto, C4–C5) The best dancer at St. Bernadette's; a loud mouth, she wins the dancing competition with Danny.
EUGENE FLORCZYK: Male, High School Teen(Range: 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: Male, High School Teen (Range:Tenor, G4-E5) All-American, rock-star “greaser” student at Rydell High, whose real name is Clarence
MISS LYNCH: Female, Age Flexible(Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) A no-nonsense, serious, loud, English teacher
PATTY SIMCOX: Female, High School Teen(Range: 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: Male, Age Flexible(Range: Tenor, E4–F5) Frenchy's suave and slick guardian angel, who encourages her to stay in school.
THE PINK LADIES: Ensemble(SATB) The club-jacketed, gum-chewing, hip-swinging girls' gang who hang around with the Burger Palace Boys.
THE BURGER PALACE BOYS: Ensemble(SATB) A super-cool, DA-haired, hard-looking group of high school wheeler-dealers... or so they think.
Radio Voice: Male, Age Flexible (Rage: Tenor, A3–C5) A Radio Voice
The 4 rehearsals will be at the UT Extension Office. Tech will be Saturday July 20 at 12pm. Performance at 7pm.