Last night, I had the opportunity to watch Grease for the first time ever. I knew the story and was familiar with some of its songs, but I’d never seen it before. I’m so happy that my first experience of it was live. When it comes to theater, I tend to prefer heavier, more emotional material—which is weird, because I’m a happy-ever-after kind of girl—but what I loved about Grease was just how entertaining it was. It’s fun, funny, and flashy, and it’s a great way to spend a Friday night with friends.
I’d missed 9 Works Theatrical’s first production of it last year, but thankfully, they decided to do a rerun featuring a mix of old and new cast members under the direction of Robbie Guevara. Interestingly enough, both leads were newbies to the Rydell family. Here are Tippy dos Santos as Sandy Dumbrowski and Guji Lorenzana as Danny Zuko. I’ve got to say, isn’t Tippy super pretty?
Everyone in the cast was talented and totally in character—and man, did they rock those dance moves! They had me grooving along with them throughout the show. I especially enjoyed Antoinette Taus’s performance as Rizzo, Rafa Siguion-Reyna as Kenickie, and Reb Atadero as Roger (who bared his ass-ets more than once, if you know what I mean). I’ve also got to give major props to scenographer Mio Infante and lighting designer John Batalla for an awesome job dressing up the stage and transporting the audience to the 1950s.
Watch for my full review plus more photos on Hitlist.ph soon, and don’t forget to catch Grease from Nov. 15 to Dec. 7 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium at RCBC Plaza, Makati!