Made famous by the 1978 movie starring Olivia Newton John and John Travolta, Grease is one of the most performed musicals in the world. Set in the fictional Rydell High School, the show follows the romance between hot-rodding gangster Danny Zuko and the sweet new girl in town, Sandy Dumbrowski. They had a secret romance in summer, but now back at school, peer-pressure and cliques make their love a bit more complicated.
DANNY ZUKO: Male (Late Teen – Tenor). The macho leader of the “Burger Palace Boys.” Well-built, nice-looking, with an air of cool, easy-going charm. Strong and confident, he struts, swaggers, sings and charms.
CALLBACK SONG: You’re the One That I Want
SANDY DUMBROWSKI: Female (Late Teen – Soprano). Danny’s love interest. Sweet, wholesome innocence, naïve, and cute; based on Sandra Dee of the “Gidget” Movies.
CALLBACK SONGS: You’re the One that I Want & Hopelessly Devoted to You
KENICKIE: Male (Late Teen – Baritone). Second-in-command of the Burger Palace Boys. Tough-looking, surly, avoids any show of softness. Has an off-beat sense of humor.
CALLBACK SONG: Greased Lightin’
RIZZO: Female (Late Teen – Mezzo). Leader of the Pink Ladies. She is tough, sarcastic and outspoken but vulnerable. She steels the show in “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee”, and especially “There are Worse Things I Could Do”.
CALLBACK SONG: There Are Worse Things I Could Do
FRENCHY: Female (Late Teen – Soprano). A dreamer, good natured, well meaning, but inept and something of an air-head. Heavily made-up, fussy about her appearance – particularly her hair. She can’t wait to finish high school so she can be a beautician.
MARTY: Female (Late Teen – Alto). The “beauty” of the Pink Ladies. Pretty, looks older than the other girls, but betrays her real age when she opens her mouth. Tries to act sophisticated.
CALLBACK SONG: Freddie My Love
JAN: Female (Late Teen – Mezzo). Compulsive junk food junkie. Loud and pushy with the girls, but shy with boys.
CALLBACK SONG: Mooning
SONNY: Male (Late Teen – Baritone). A braggart and wheeler-dealer who thinks he’s a real lady-killer.
ROGER: Male (Late Teen – Tenor). The “anything-for-a-laugh” stocky type. Full of mischief, half-bake schemes and ideas. A clown who enjoys putting other people on.
CALLBACK SONG: Mooning
DODDY: Male (Late Teen – Tenor). Youngest of the guys. Small, boyish, open, with a disarming smile and a hero-worshipping attitude toward the other guys. He plays the guitar.
CALLBACK SONG: Those Magic Changes
PATTY: Female (Late Teen – Mezzo). A typical cheerleader at a middle-class American public high school. Pretty, pushy, snobbish, given to burst of disconcerting enthusiasm. Catty, but in an All-American Girl sort of way. She can twirl a baton.
EUGENE: Male (Late Teen – Bari-Tenor). An apple-polisher and class valedictorian but also socially awkward.
CHA-CAH: Female (Late Teen – Soprano). A blind date. She is exotic and loud-mouthed. She is a stunning dancer from the cross town high school (St. Bonaventure for our show), the “Rizzo” of a rival gang.
JOHHNY CASINO: Male (Late Teen – Baritone). A “greaser” student at Rydell who leads a rock ’n roll band and likes to think of himself as a real rock ‘n roll idol.
CALLBACK SONG: Born to Hand Jive
VINCE FONTAINE: Male. (30-45) Slick, egotistical, fast talking ‘teen audience” radio disc jockey. He hits on high school girls.
TEEN ANGEL: Male. (25-35 Tenor). A good-looking, falsetto-voiced Fabian-look-alike. A singer who would have caused girls to scream and riot back in 1958.
CALLBACK SONG: Beauty School Dropout
MISS LYNCH: Female (50+). An Old-Maid English Teacher.