Grease is the word at Norwich Theatre Royal this summer as the teenagers of Rydell High prepare to take centre stage.
The classic stage musical is being presented by the theatre’s youth company and will bring the sights and sounds of 1950s America to the stage in this ever-popular musical from July 25-28.
It tells the story of head greaser Danny and good girl Sandy as they try to re-live the Summer Lovin’ of their summer romance and is packed with classic songs including You’re The One That I Want.
It will give young people aged 13+ the chance to bring one of the globe’s best-loved musicals to the stage at the start of the summer holidays and the experience of performing a huge theatrical hit on the Norwich Theatre Royal stage.
The search is now under way for 16-20 year-olds actors and dancers to join the cast and be Pink Ladies or T-Birds. If they want to perform, they will have to be available to audition on Saturday 10 February with call-backs on Monday 12 February and rehearsals starting three days later.
Those wanting to get involved will need to be available on Saturdays from the end of February. There will then be evening rehearsals from 16-20 July and the production week follows from 22-28 July.
If cast, there will be a participation fee of £225 for the five months of training and rehearsals but this can be paid in instalments, and bursaries are also available.
There are also separate auditions for those who just want to dance. The audition day for those is March 25 with the first rehearsal on Sunday 15 April before the Saturdays, evening rehearsals and production week as performers. The fee for dancers is £125 and again, payment in instalments and bursaries are available.
Jo Reil, the theatre’s training and skills development manager who will also be directing the show, said: “Grease is one of the most popular musicals ever written and we are on the look-out for some exciting talent from the region to help bring this new production of the show to life.
“You will be working alongside a host of talented, dedicated and fiercely committed young people. It is also a great starting point if you want to enter the professional ranks. We have a wealth of alumni who are working in TV, movies and theatre, and behind the scenes in the arts and creative professions, and this is a great stepping stone to success as well as being a fantastic experience.
“Come along, make new friends and help us bring some amazing entertainment to Norwich’s Summer Nights (and days) this year.”
All the details about the show can be found at