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Grease Auditions

Auditions for Upstagers July 2018 production of Grease the Musical will take place on Saturday 16th December 2017 from 1pm onwards at The Upstagers Barn, Rear Midland Hotel, Station Road, Ilkley, LS29 8HA. The exact timings will be dependent on numbers and will be confirmed in advance.

The show dates are the 11th to 14th July 2018 and the show venue is the King’s Hall in Ilkley. Rehearsals are scheduled to begin in late March, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons. The show will be directed and choreographed by Paul Nowland. This is a great opportunity to join the performing cast of an established and successful theatre group who, in the last couple of years, have produced the acclaimed Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and the spectacular, sell out run of Starlight Express, as well as award-winning pantomimes.

Auditionees must be at least 14 years old. To register your interest in the auditions please complete the online form no later than 6pm on Wednesday 13th December 2017.

If you have any questions please email thelastjedi.

Show Synopsis

It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form. The too-cool-for-school “T-Birds” are stealing hub-caps and acting tough and their gum-snapping, chain-smoking “Pink Ladies” are looking hot in bobby sox and pedal pushers. The 1950s high school dream is about to explode in this rollicking musical that is both an homage to the idealism of the fifties and a satire of high schoolers’ age-old desire to be provocative and rebellious. At the heart of the story is the romance between hot-rodding gangster Danny Zuko and the sweet new girl in town, Sandy Dumbrowski. They had a secret romance in summer, but now back in the context of school, peer-pressure and cliques make their love a bit more complicated. Can Danny maintain his cool dude status and still get make demure Sandy his girl? The whole gang sings and dances around Danny and Sandy’s romance, through such hit songs as "Greased Lightnin'", "We Go Together”, and “Mooning”, recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation.

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Character Descriptions

Danny
The charismatic leader of the T-Birds. Strong, confident, good looking and with an air of easy going charm. Tenor.

Sandy
Danny’s love interest. Sweet, wholesome, naïve, cute. She is new in town and desperately wants to fit in. Soprano.

The Pink Ladies
The club jacketed, gum chewing, hip swinging girls’ gang that hang around with the T-Birds.

Rizzo
Leader of the Pink Ladies. She is tough, sarcastic, outspoken, but vulnerable. Italian and with unconventional good looks. Alto.

Frenchy
A dreamer. Good natured and dumb. Fussy about her appearance, particularly her hair. She can’t wait to finish high school so she can be a beautician. Alto.

Marty
The “beauty” of the Pink Ladies. Pretty, looks older than the other girls, but betrays her real age when she opens her mouth. Tries to act sophisticated. Alto.

Jan
Funny, loud and somewhat overweight. Pushy with the girls, but shy with the boys. Alto.

The T-Birds
Super cool, DA haired, hard looking group of high school wheeler-dealers…or so they think!

Kenikie
Second in command of the T-Birds. Tough looking, tattooed, surely, avoids any show of softness. Has an offbeat sense of humour and an on-again, off-again romance with Rizzo. Tenor.

Doody
Youngest of the guys. Small, boyish, open, with a disarming smile and a hero-worshipping attitude towards the other guys. He also plays the guitar. Tenor.

Roger
The “anything for a laugh” stocky type. Full of mischief, half-baked schemes and ideas. A clown who enjoys putting other people on. Tenor.

Sonny
Italian looking, with shiny hair and dark skin. A braggart and wheeler-dealer who thinks he’s a real lady killer. Baritone.

Patty
A typical cheerleader at a middle class American public high school. Attractive and athletic. Prim and perky, assure of herself, given to bursts of disconcerting enthusiasm. Catty, but in an All American Girl kind of way. She can also twirl a baton. Alto.

Cha-Cha
A blind date. Slovenly, loud mouthed and homely. Takes pride in being “the best dancer at St Bernadette’s”. Alto.

Eugene
The class geek. Physically awkward, with glasses and a high pitched voice. An apple polisher, smug and pompous, but very gullible. Tenor.

Vince Fontaine
A typical “teen audience” radio disc jockey.. Slick, egotistical, fast talking. A vintage “greaser” who is desperately clinging on to his youth. Spoken.

Johnny Casino
A “greaser” student at Rydell who leads a rock ‘n’ roll band and likes to think of himself as a rock ‘n’ roll idol. Tenor.

Teen Angel
A good looking, smooth voiced, Fabian look-a-like. A singer who would have caused girls to scream an riot back in 1958. Tenor.

Miss Lynch
A veteran English teacher at Rydell High who has been there forever. Alto.

Chorus/Ensemble
Students at Rydell High (jocks, cheerleaders, geeks, etc, Pink Ladies, T-Birds.