This weekend, Musical Theater West’s summer production of Grease will shut down Rydell High with final performances Friday-Sunday July 22-24.
Experience the nostalgia of the classic Grease soundtrack with an exciting, updated version that audiences call “phenomenal”, “refreshing” and “SO fun!” Tickets for the final four performances of Grease are still available on musical.org, July 22-24, 2022 at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center.
Audiences on the first two weekends were blown away by the scorching summer production, featuring hits from the original production and the cult classic, thrilling and unexpected dance numbers and jaw-dropping solos across the entire lineup. ‘together. One opening weekend attendee raved, “I thought Grease was one of Musical Theater West’s best productions! I loved the diversity of performers and the cast was so talented. Hope to see more performances like this.”
Grease has hosted the biggest houses of the Musical Theater West season so far, with the second weekend continuing to receive standing ovations and rave reviews. The mayor of Long Beach, Robert Garcia, was even present Friday evening and took a photo with the protagonists after the show! Friday night’s screening also included a special performance performed in ASL – an offering that MTW proudly offers once during each production. Audience members continued to applaud the energetic and thrilling production over the second weekend, praising the cast of “mega-talented performers, singers, dancers and actors” as “astonishing and delightful in every way”. One attendee added, “Grease at Musical Theater West is a rewarding feast of perfect ensemble entertainment.”
A grease like no other, the contemporary cast and creative team brought together by Musical Theater West is a must-see. With talent that reflects the Long Beach community, the production highlights advancements in theater and media since the first Grease hit Broadway 50 years ago. Audiences won’t want to miss the standing ovation-worthy cast, which includes RuPaul’s Drag Race star Jackie Cox in two jaw-dropping roles, Disney’s Aladdin National Tour frontman Jonah Ho’okano in as chief greaser, Danny, SoCal theater mainstay, Monika Peña. as good girl Sandy, Hamilton National Tour and Star Trek: Picard star Isa Briones as the sassy, jaded Rizzo, and the rest of the outstanding ensemble that makes Grease’s iconic magic a stellar and remarkable production!
“We are so proud of the version of Grease that our talented crew and cast have put together. We love hearing our audience share how refreshing and fun it is to see a group of different backgrounds, ages and backgrounds. different experiences come together to put on such an iconic show,” said Paul Garman, Executive Director of Musical Theater West. “This is a show not to be missed. Your last chance to see Grease is only days away. Buy your tickets before it’s too late!”
Come see why “Grease is the word!” in Long Beach for its last race this weekend. Musical Theater West’s production of Grease runs for four more shows, Friday, July 22 through Sunday, July 24, 2022.
Tickets cost between $20 and $96 and are available by phone at 562-856-1999 or online at musical.org. $15 student rush tickets will be available at the door 1 hour before the start of the show, with ID. Charges may apply. More information, a full performance lineup and additional details can be found at https://cloud.broadwayworld.com/rec/ticketclick.cfm?fromlink=2186497®id=9&articlelink=https%3A%2F%2Fmusical. org?utm_source=BWW2022&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=article&utm_content=bottombuybutton1.