The Original Grease

Rock and roll and rebellious teens, The Original Grease is not the sweet fairy tale you think you know

By Benjamen Judd 

The Australian premier of The Original Grease is showing at The Seymour Centre from April 6 until May 7. 

Before Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta starred in the sanitized rom-com version, Grease was a Broadway production that explored sex, friendship, teenage sub-cultures and politics head-on. 

While much of the storyline remains the same, including Sandy and Danny’s Romeo and Juliet-esque high school love, The Original Grease doesn’t hide their very real teenage struggles with a handful of catchy songs. Sure, the songs are still there but they instead accentuate the storyline instead of glossing over it.




When Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey first released Grease to the Chicago theatre scene, critics described it as raw, raunchy and The Original Grease is true to that first run. 

Directed by Jay James-Moody and presented by Squabblelogic Independent Music Theatre Inc., The Original Grease will include never-before-heard songs and scenes that were cut prior to the original Broadway hit – so if you think you know the show, think again. 

The Original Grease is showing at The Seymour Centre from April 6 until May 7. 

The Seymour Centre

Cnr City Road and Cleveland Street



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