FLINT — The Whiting will present the new Broadway production of the musical “Grease”, on Feb. 3 and 4 at 8 p.m. Ticket prices range from $23-$67 and are available online at www.thewhiting.com, by phoning 810-237-7333 and by walk up at The Ticket Center located within The Whiting.
The Whiting is at 1241 E. Kearsley St. just off I-475 between the University of Michigan-Flint and Mott Community College on the beautiful Flint Cultural Center campus.
After spending a hopelessly devoted summer with Sandy Dumbrowski, the new girl in town, Danny Zuko’s world is thrown upside down when Sandy appears at Rydell High on the first day of school.
What follows is a rock n’ roll celebration of growin’ up, cruisin’ with friends and goin’ steady. The new version of “Grease” features, for the first time ever in a Broadway production, songs from the smash hit 1978 film, including “Sandy,” the Academy Award nominated song “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” “Grease” and “You’re the One That I Want,” the latter two of which were No. 1 hits on the Billboard Top 100 list.
These songs are heard in addition to the Jacobs/Casey songs made famous by the original stage production including “Summer Nights,” “Greased Lightnin'” and “We Go Together.”
The film version of “Grease” produced one of the best-selling soundtracks in history and is the highest-grossing movie musical of all time. The two John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John duets, “You’re The One That I Want” and “Summer Nights” were both No. 1 hits and appear on the
United Kingdom’s All-Time Best-Selling Singles list. The song “Hopelessly Devoted to You” was nominated for an Academy Award (1979) for Best Music — Original Song and the film’s title song, “Grease” was a No. 1 smash hit single for singer Frankie Valli.
“Grease” presented by The Whiting, is generously supported by Health Alliance Plan, McLaren Regional Medical Center, ABC12, Citizens Bank, Health Plus, All Weather Seal, WCRZ Cars 108, The View Newspapers, WHNN and Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. — G.G.