Description:

Grease: School Version is a full-length musical comedy by Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs. It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form. The too-cool-for-school “Burger Palace Boys” are stealing hub-caps and acting tough and their “Pink Ladies” are rocking 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 rebellious. At the heart of the story is the romance between hot-rodding troublemaker 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. Starting off with an eight-year Broadway run, Grease is among the world’s most popular musicals and has a cult-like following!

Dates / Times:

  • Thursday, Jan 26th @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, Jan 27th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Jan 28th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Jan 28th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Jan 29th @ 2:00pm
Tickets go on sale Monday November 14, 2022 at 12:00am

Ticket Prices:


University of Louisiana Angelle Auditorium:

601 East St. Mary Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70504


Characters:

Danny Zuko

The leader of the group; good-looking, strong and confident, with an air of easy-going charm.

Sandy Dumbrowski

New girl in town; sweet, wholesome, naive, cute, and innocent.

Rizzo

Leader of the Pink Ladies; tough, sarcastic and outspoken but vulnerable.

Frenchy

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

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

Funny, loud, compulsive eater and awkward member of the Pink Ladies. Loud and pushy with the girls, but shy with boys.

Doody

Th 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

The second in command; tough-looking, tattooed, surly and avoids any show of softness. He has an offbeat sense of humor.

Sonny

Funny Italian-American, he is a braggart and wheeler-dealer who thinks he's a real lady-killer.

Roger

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

A typical 'teen audience' disc jockey; slick, egotistical and fast-talking. He is also a veteran 'Greaser.'

Cha-Cha Digregorio

The best dancer at St. Bernadette's; a loud mouth, she wins the dancing competition with Danny.

Eugene Florczyk

The class valedictorian; physically awkward, with weak eyes and a highpitched voice. He's a typical 'apple-polisher' - both smug and pompous, but gullible.

Johnny Casino

All-American, rock-star “greaser” student at Rydell High, whose real name is Clarence.

Miss Lynch

A no-nonsense, serious, loud, English teacher.

Patty Simcox

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

Frenchy's suave and slick guardian angel, who encourages her to stay in school.

Radio Voice

A radio host.

Students

Teachers