Grease – November 2011
Written and Arranged by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey • Directed by Patti D’Beck
After an eight year run on Broadway and 7 Tony Awards, Grease is one of the world’s most popular musicals. Our production was brought to life by Patti D’Beck, assistant director of the longest running Broadway revival of Grease. Summer lovebirds, the cute but nerdy new girl Sandy; and Danny the cool greaser king, try to relive their romance of their “Summer Nights” amongst Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: hotrodding “Burger Palace Boys”and their gum-snapping, “Pink Ladies” rocking out with “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee”, “Greased Lightnin’” and “You’re the One that I Want”. Theatre VCU’s Grease featured Richard P. Wenzel, MD, MSc, professor and former chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at the VCU Medical Center, and world renowned epidemiologist, playing Vince Fontaine, the local radio DJ.