Rob Mills and Gretel Scarlett Star in 2013 Australian Tour of GREASE, Opening Tonight in Sydney

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GREASE is still the word, and the new multi-million dollar production of GREASE, opens in Sydney tonight!

In the lead roles of Danny and Sandy are musical theatre favourite Rob Mills and rising star Gretel Scarlett. Rob Mills made a name for himself in musical theatre performing Fiyero in the Broadway blockbuster Wicked in Melbourne and Sydney for two years, and will join GREASE after starring as Warner Huntington III in the hit musical Legally Blonde in Brisbane and Melbourne. Gretel Scarlett, who is a Queenslander, has played support roles in Wicked and Mamma Mia! and is excited to take on her first starring role.

Bert Newton returns to his radio roots to play the role of slick veteran disc jockey Vince Fontaine, while Todd McKenney dusts off his dancing shoes to star as Teen Angel, the good-looking, falsetto-voiced, Fabian lookalike. The role of All-American, rock-star student at Rydell High, Johnny Casino, has gone to Anthony Callea, returning to the musical theatre stage after success in Rent and Wicked.

Rizzo, the leader of the Pink Ladies, will be played by Lucy Maunder (Dr Zhivago, The Threepenny Opera), and Kenickie will be played by Stephen Mahy (Jersey Boys, I Will Survive). The cast also includes Francine Cain (Frenchy), Chris Durling (Doody), Sam Ludeman (Sonny), Duane McGregor (Roger) and Laura Murphy (Jan).

"GREASE is one of my favourite musicals, and with this top draw cast of musical theatre stars I have no doubt it will again be everyone's favourite party musical," John Frost said.

Rob Mills and Gretel Scarlett Star in 2013 Australian Tour of GREASE, Opening Tonight in SydneyJohn Frost continued "I'm thrilled that Rob Mills will be our Danny, straight from his success in Legally Blonde, and that we have found a new leading lady in Gretel Scarlett. Both Rob and Gretel gave sensational auditions, and our UK creative team knew instantly that they were the ideal Danny and Sandy. And it's wonderful again to be working with the wonderful Todd McKenney, the talented Anthony Callea and, for our sixth musical together, the irrepressible Bert Newton. What can I say about this cast - You're The One That I Want!"

GREASE opened at QPAC's Lyric Theatre Brisbane on August 27, with seasons to follow at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from tonight, October 13, and at her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne from January 2, 2014.

GREASE is the Number One Party musical, featuring all the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including You're The One That I Want, Grease Is The Word, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted To You, Sandy, Greased Lightnin' and many more.

So get ready to dust off your leather jackets, pull on your bobby-socks and take a trip to a simpler time as 'bad boy' Danny and 'the girl next door' Sandy fall in love all over again.

To book go to www.qpac.com.au or phone 136 246. For more about the musical, go to www.greaseistheword.com.au.

GREASE The Musical, TOUR DATES:

Lyric Theatre, Sydney
Season: From TODAY 13 October
Opening Night: Thursday 17 October
Performance Times: Tues-Sat 8.00pm, Matinees Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm & Sun 3pm
Price: From $64.90*
Bookings: Ticketmaster.com.au or phone 1300 795 267
Save with Groups of 12 or more call 02 8240 2290
VIP, Premium Tickets & Packages visit SHOWBIZ.COM.AU or 1300 4 SHOWS

Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne
Season: From Thursday 2 January 2014
Opening Night: Saturday 4 January 2014
Performance Times: Tues-Sat 8.00pm, Matinees Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm & Sun 3pm
Price: From $64.90*
Bookings: ticketek.com.au or 1300 795 012
Save with Groups of 12 or more 1300 364 001
VIP, Premium Tickets & Packages visit SHOWBIZ.COM.AU or 1300 4 SHOWS

* An additional transaction fee and/or a credit/debit payment processing fee may apply

Pictured: Rob Mills and Gretel Scarlett

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