“Grease!” Cast & Crew

Synopsis

It’s 1959 or so, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form. The too-cool-for-school boys 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 high school dream is about to explode in this rollicking musical that is both an homage to the idealism of the times and a satire of high schoolers’ age-old desire to be rebellious, 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 with songs that became the soundtrack of a generation. Starting off with an eight-year Broadway run, Grease is among the world’s most popular musicals.

There is a LOT of dancing in the show – so come to auditions ready to ROCK!

The characters and their stage ages:

DANNY ZUKO: Male, high school teen (Range: tenor, D4-B5) The leader of the gang , good looking, strong and confident, with an easy-going charm.
SANDY DUMBROWSKI: Female, high school teen (Range: A3-F#5) New girl in town, sweet wholesome, naïve, cute, and innocent.
BETTY RIZZO: Female, high school teen (Range: Alto A3-C5) Leader of the Pink Ladies; tough, sarcastic and outspoken but vulnerable.
FRENCHY: Female, high school teen (Range: Alto A3-D5) A dreamer, good natured but not too smart, she is heavily made up, fussy about her appearance, particular about her hair. She can’t wait to finish high school so she can be a beautician.
MARTY: Female, high school teen (Range: Alto, C4-C5) The ‘beauty’ of the Pink Ladies, pretty and looks older from the other girls, but betrays her real age when she opens her mouth. She tries to act sophisticated.
JAN: Female, high school teen (Range: Alto A3-=C5) Funny, loud, compulsive eater and awkward member of the Pink Ladies. Loud and pushy with the girls, but shy with the boys.
DOODY: Male, high school tee (Range: Tenor D4-A5)) The youngest of the guys, small, boyish, and open, with a discerning smile and a hero-worshipping attitude towards the other guys. He also plays the guitar.
KENICKIE: Male, high school teen (Range: Tenor C4-F5) The second in command of the gang; tough-looking, surly and avoids any show of softness. He has an offbeat sense of humor.
SONNY LATIERRI: Male, high school teen (Range: Baritone G3-A5) A member of gang; funny Italian American, he is a braggart and wheeler-dealer who thinks he’s a real lady-killer.
ROGER: Male, high school teen (Range: Tenor D4-A5) 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: Adult Male, Tv Host: (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) A typical ‘teen audience’ disc jockey, slick egotistical and fast-talking. He is also a veteran ‘Greaser’.
CHA-CHA: Female, high school teen (Range: Alto C4-C5) The best dancer at St. Bernadette’s; a “loud mouth”, she wins the dance competition with Danny.
JOHNNY CASINO: Male, high school teen (Range: Tenor G4-E5) All-American, rock-star ‘greaser’ student at Rydell High, whose real name is Clarence.
MISS LYNCH: Female, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) a no-nonsense, serious, loud, English teacher.
PATTY SIMCOX: Female, high school teen (Range: Alto D4-A4) A typical cheerleader; attractive, athletic, sure-of-herself, but can be given to bursts of discerning enthusiasm. She’s a bit of a pain and unpopular with the Pink Ladies and can twirl a baton.
TEEN ANGEL: Male, (Range: Tenor E4-F5) Frenchy’s suave and slick guardian angel, who encourages her to stay in school.
THE PINK LADIES: Ensemble (SATB) The club-jacketed, gum-chewing, hip-swinging girls’ gang around with the Gang.
The Boys: Ensemble (SATB) A super-cool hard-looking group of high school wheeler-dealers..-or so they think!
RADIO VOICE : Male (Range: A3-C5) A radio voice.

Listen to the 2007 Broadway Cast Music HERE.