Marcie Gorman, Executive Producer & Artistic Director for MNM Theatre Company, recently announced the cast of its fourth and final production in 2018, the rock n’ roll musical GREASE, the most popular movie musical in history. Co-presented by MNM and the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, the show with a 15-person cast and backed by a live six-piece band, will run November 16 through December 2 in the Kravis Center’s Rinker Playhouse.
GREASE is being directed by Bruce Linser, with musical direction by Paul Reekie. The talented twosome were paired on previous MNM hits including Side by Side by Sondheim, The World Goes ’Round, Company, Little Shop of Horrors and Avenue Q. Emily Tarallo will choreograph the show and also appear as Cha-Cha.
Backed by a live six-piece band, the 15-star cast of GREASE includes Caiti Marlowe as Sandy, Jonah Robinson as Danny, Laura Plyler as Rizzo, Domenic Servidio as Kenickie, and Jim Ballard* as Vince Fontaine/Teen Angel.
Also appearing in the show are Cara Harpest, Evan Alexander Jones, Cameron Jordan, Janna Morrison, Meredith Pughe, Ashley Rubin, Casey Sacco, Israel Viñas, and Trevor Wayne.
With book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, GREASE is set in Rydell High School in 1959 with its hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers. This rollicking show features such pop hits as Summer Loving, Hopelessly Devoted to You, Greased Lightnin’, You’re the One That I Want, Hand Jive and Beauty School Dropout, recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation.
GREASE first opened on Broadway in 1972, received seven Tony Award nominations, including one for Best Musical, and went on to play nearly 3,400 performances before closing, a record at the time. The film version starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton John was released in 1978 and a live-TV version was broadcast in 2016.
* Jim Ballard is appearing through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
How to Get Tickets to GREASE:
Tickets for GREASE start at $39 and are available for purchase online through the Kravis Center’s official website at kravis.org; by phone at 561.832.7469; or at the Kravis Center Box Office, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach.