run.Thanks for the love Toronto.
this THRILLING YOUNG CAST will dance and
sing the 1950s right back into our hearts.
Acclaimed Broadway choreographer and director Josh Prince (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) is creating a fresh revival of the greatest high school rock musical ever written, sending Grease back to its roots on the gritty streets of 1950s North Chicago, while incorporating the most beloved songs from the film in spectacular new arrangements.
“If you already love Grease, you’ll fall in love with this production all over again. If you’re experiencing Grease for the first time, you’ll be hooked!” ~ Josh Prince
Grease features a thrilling young cast assembled by legendary GLEE casting director Robert Ulrich and Degrassi casting director Larissa Mair. The production stars Janel Parrish (star of Pretty Little Liars and a finalist on Dancing with the Stars), Katie Findlay (star of How To Get Away With Murder and Man Seeking Woman), and an all-star cast of Greasers and Pink Ladies.
Prince is taking the show back to its roots in Chicago, challenging some of the clichés inherited from the film and subsequent stage productions, and creating a Grease that feels sexy, fun and vital all at once:
“It’s important to me to give audiences a fresh, relevant interpretation of the show, which will be informed by my experience creating big musicals like Beautiful, Frozen, and Shrek. For me, a big part of the fun of Grease is being able to see how far we’ve come since 1959 and yet still show how the themes of first love, friendship, and a search for identity are universal across generations.” ~ Josh Prince
Featuring the original book and score by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, as well as the unforgettable songs from the movie brilliantly rearranged by legendary doo-wop crooner Phil Burton (Human Nature).
This fall at Toronto’s historic Winter Garden Theatre, we’re heading back to Rydell High with Danny, Sandy, Rizzo and the gang for the first major home-grown production of Grease in Toronto in a generation!