WHEN: July 11–20; Friday and Saturday evenings 8 PM and Sunday matinees 3 PM
WHERE: Count Basie Theatre, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ
TICKETS: $20 to $32 can be purchased at the Count Basie box office, ordered by phone at 732.842.9000 or ordered online at www.countbasietheatre.org.
Phoenix Productions will be reviving the Broadway hit, Grease, coming to the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank for two weekends starting July 11th. Phil Mazzara will be starring as Danny, as well as Maggie Bera as Sandy (below, sipping soda), Ian Laudano as Kenickie, and Jennifer Townsend as Rizzo.
Grease was created in 1971 in Chicago, based on the true high school experiences of its co-creator, Jim Jacobs. Just a year later, the production hit Broadway on June 1st and closed in April of 1980, after 3,388 performances. Revived over the years with stars such as Sutton Foster and Rosie O’Donnell taking on the classic roles, Grease cinematic success truly earned it its fame in modern culture with five Golden Globe nominations and three People’s Choice Awards including Favorite Musical Motion Picture and Favorite Overall Motion Picture.
Between classes at Rydell High School and trips to the drive-in, drama among the Pink Ladies and the Greasers takes over as two “Summer lovers” reconnect at the start of the school year.
Naive Sandy and the bad boy Danny shake things up with their friends at the beach and sock hops through some of the most memorable songs, such as “Greased Lightnin,’” “You’re the One that I Want!” and more!
Full of the catchy tunes from the stage and film, great dancing and breathtaking scenery, GREASE is a fun-loving musical romance for everyone!
Phoenix is a non-profit community theatre organization that has produced more than 100 revivals of hit Broadway musicals over the past two decades. More information is available at 732.747.0014 or www.phoenixredbank.com.