South African Cast Announced For GREASE

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Jonathan Roxmouth and Bethany Dickson are our Danny and Sandy in Grease, the ultimate party show.

Grease, presented by Pieter Toerien, Paul Nicholas and David Ian, will run at The Teatro at Montecasino from 17 April to 13 June 2010.

Here is the full Grease South Africa 2010 cast list:

Jonathan Roxmouth - Danny
Dane Paarman - Kenickie
Darren Vercuiel - Roger
Matt Counihan - Doody
Charles Bouguenon - Sonny
David Schlachter - Eugene
Anton Luitingh - Vince
Bethany Dickson - Sandy
Genna Galloway - Rizzo
Cherise Roberts - Jan
Sharon Spiegel - Frenchy
Kirsten Murphy - Marty
Bronwen Reddy - Patty
Thembeka Mnguni - Ms Lynch/Teen Angel
Michelle Le Trobe - Cha Cha
Cat Lane - Ensemble
Tamryn Pelser - Ensemble
Melisande October - Ensemble
Jenna Robinson - Ensemble
Louisa Talbot - Swing
Jerome Julies - Ensemble
Jaco van Rensburg - Ensemble
Zac Hendricks - Ensemble
Duane Alexander - Swing
Malan Le Roux - Swing

Grease Alumni:

John Travolta grew up in Grease, starting out in a US national tour at 17 (when he had to be chaperoned by his sister), and finishing up as Danny Zuko in the Paramount film, which grossed $200m. By the time the film came out he was already a star because of Saturday Night Fever.

Olivia Newton-John was well established as a pop singer before she played Sandy in the movie, but she'd never had a No.1 single. Grease changed all that. In the UK Olivia and John Travolta singing 'You're the One that I Want' were top of the pops for nine weeks in 1978, followed by a seven-week stint with 'Summer Nights' later the same year. 'Hopelessly Devoted to You' only got as far as No.2! Australian-born Olivia now lives on a ranch near Los Angeles.

Richard Gere was unknown in 1973 when he came to London to play Danny Zuko. He had been understudying Danny on Broadway. In London the run lasted nine months, and his role was taken over by Paul Nicholas. Gere went on to appear in films like Days of Heaven, Yanks, American Gigolo, The Cotton Club and Pretty Woman.

Elaine Paige won the role of Sandy opposite Paul Nicholas. They had both been appearing in Jesus Christ Superstar. Elaine went on to play leading roles in Evita and Cats.

Su Pollard and Tracey Ullman both appeared in the 1979 London revival at the Astoria, playing Cha Cha and Frenchie.

From the original Broadway production, Treat Williams (Danny) went on to become a film star, and Alan Paul (Teen Angel) co-founded the close harmony group, Manhattan Transfer.

Grease
The Teatro At Montecasino
Tue - Fri at 8pm, Sat at 2:30pm and 8pm, Sun at 2pm and 6pm
Tickets: R350, R250, R150 and R100
All bookings at Theatre and Computicket
Bookings now open

Breaking news: we have just launched the official Grease South Africa 2010 website: www.greasethemusical.co.za

Web site: http://www.greasethemusical.co.za

South African Cast Announced For GREASE

South African Cast Announced For GREASE
Bethany Dickson and Jonathan Roxmouth

South African Cast Announced For GREASE
Jonathan Roxmouth and Bethany Dickson

South African Cast Announced For GREASE
Jonathan Roxmouth

South African Cast Announced For GREASE
Bethany Dickson

South African Cast Announced For GREASE
Jonathan Roxmouth and Bethany Dickson

South African Cast Announced For GREASE

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