Grease ???

PVDColleen
Understudy
joined:3/25/07
Does anyone know why "Grease" is SO popular this year for regional productions? In my neck of the woods, New England, Ogunquit is doing it, Theatre by the Sea, North Shore Music Circus....and I am sure there are more that I'm not aware of. Just wondering.....

Updated On: 5/29/14 at 08:38 PM
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Grease ???
Posted: 5/29/14 at 08:43pm
Beats me.
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FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
Grease ???
Posted: 5/29/14 at 08:46pm
I think because Barry Gibb is doing "Grease" on his Mythology tour. It's mythical!
Can anyone tell me how the line has been?
haterobics
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/14
Grease ???
Posted: 5/29/14 at 09:04pm
They're also doing it at The Muny, and Paper Mill just started doing it with Robin De Jesus (Doody) and Telly Leung (Teen Angel) in the cast.
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GreasedLightning
Featured Actor
joined:2/11/14
Grease ???
Posted: 5/29/14 at 09:05pm
Add Paper Mill Playhouse and Fox's highly-anticipated live broadcast to that list. No major anniversaries or anything so I'm guessing it's just a coincidence. Or people really like Grease??? I know I do.
dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
Grease ???
Posted: 5/29/14 at 09:20pm
Nothing but a coincidence. Personally, I always think its over done.
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FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
Grease ???
Posted: 5/29/14 at 09:21pm
Maybe it's on sale?
Can anyone tell me how the line has been?
jimmycurry01
Broadway Legend
joined:5/28/05
Grease ???
Posted: 5/29/14 at 10:04pm
Isn't Grease kinda always every where? I realize that it is being done by a couple of the better known regional theatres, but still it seems like it is being done many times every year. While it isn't an amazing show, it is a good "butts in seats" show due to its name recognition and general popularity.
RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
Grease ???
Posted: 5/29/14 at 11:43pm
It's also a fun, easy money type musical. Theaters know it will sell, and it's light-hearted and easy to cast, direct, design, etc. It's def. for the money. Although, most of them probably should have waited given the upcoming telecast. Or maybe they're snatching the rights because of the telecast, so everyone is doing it.
GilmoreGirlO2
Broadway Star
joined:4/13/05
Grease ???
Posted: 5/30/14 at 01:52pm
Also a fun little note: Taylor Louderman will be playing Sandy in both Paper Millís production and The Munyís production this summer.
Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
Grease ???
Posted: 5/30/14 at 01:55pm
Because it's the word.