The Grease musical follows the Burger Palace Boys and the Pink Ladies as they navigate the trials and tribulations of their senior year at Rydell High. Transfer student Sandy Dumbrowski speaks of her whirlwind summer romance with heartthrob Danny Zuko. Little does Sandy know that Danny’s also at Rydell High. Sparks fly as they reunite, but can they find true love by the lockers?
In Grease the musical, you can join the Pink Ladies at their fun-filled sleepovers, see the kids of Rydell High dance it out at the high school hop, and be a part of this love letter to high school. These teens really do go together like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong.
While millions have seen the Grease film, did you know Grease was originally a musical? Grease on Broadway opened in 1971, and then the Grease London premiere came two years later. The Grease West End premiere opened at the New London Theatre (now named Gillian Lynne Theatre), with Richard Gere as Danny Zuko. Since then, Grease has been revived five times in the West End and has been on numerous national tours.
Dirty Dancing Musical
Dirty Dancing the Musical is back in London’s West End. Don’t miss Dirty Dancing’s return to the West End in 2022, playing at the Dominion Theatre for just 10 weeks. Dirty Dancing tickets are available to book now from TheWestendShows.co.uk
If you’ve watched the Dirty Dancing film, you’ll be familiar with the Dirty Dancing musical story. Set in the summer of 1963, 17-year-old Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman heads on a family holiday to New York’s Catskill Mountains. She’s unenthused by the resort activities on offer, but her interest is piqued when she lays eyes on Johnny Castle, the resort dance instructor. Swept up in a holiday romance, Frances and Johnny fall for one another, culminating in the best summer of their lives.
Released in 1987, Dirty Dancing will go down in history as one of the greatest musical films of all time. But the initial idea for Dirty Dancing was born from cut scenes in a previous film. Writer Eleanor Bergstein was inspired to create Dirty Dancing after her 1980 film — It’s My Turn — had erotic scenes cut in production. Thankfully, there’s plenty of sizzling action throughout Dirty Dancing, including the watermelon scene and that lift.