Grease is the word at Harlequin

Tara Doherty-Eagles (Sandy) and Adam Pavis (Danny) with the Pink Ladies and T-Birds. Photo supplied: Matt Maingay Photography

It’s time to shake things up a bit after being in lockdown.

Head back to 1950s hot-rodding, hip-shaking Rydell High and all those familiar classic hits from Grease the musical, coming live to the Harlequin Musical Theatre.

The show is being led by George Everts, a Beachlands resident (until recently) along with his creative team, musical director Kathleen Mulligan, vocal coach Kerry Ackerman and choreographer Molly Griffiths – all local residents.

“Grease is a coming-of-age story as relevant now as when this musical was written 50 years ago,” Everts says.

“I’m so proud of what our incredible cast and crew have put together – I can guarantee you a great night out.”

Dale Smith, president of Harlequin Musical Theatre, says they are excited about the support the crew have receive from the local community, including performing at the Howick Village Markets.

“The Southside Streeters Hot Rod Club are loaning us a classic car and the cafes like Urban in East is displaying our Grease stickers on their takeout coffee cups.”

Smith encourages theatre lovers to experience the friendships, romances and adventures of the senior class of 1959, with the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley – the soundtrack of a generation.

The season runs from March 13, and there are strictly 13 shows only.

“Harlequin Musical Theatre promises to have you rocking along with Sandy, Danny, the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies and remembering why we really are hopelessly devoted to the world’s best-loved musical,” she says.

Concessions are available for seniors, students, Harlequin members and group bookings.
Grease is presented with permission of Origin Theatrical.

  • Show dates: March 13-27
    Venue: Harlequin Musical Theatre