Premiered: January 31, 2016
Starring: Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Hudgens, Carlos PenaVega, Carly Rae Jepsen, Keke Palmer, Kether Donohue, Jordan Fisher, Andrew Call, David Del Rio, Didi Conn, Barry Pearl, Jessie J, Boyz II Men, Joe Jonas, DNCE, Mario Lopez, Ana Gasteyer, Elle McLemore, Wendell Pierce, Eve Plumb, Sam Clark, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, Noah Robbins, Jon Robert Hall & Haneefah Wood
Fox entered into the new period of live musicals with the electrifying favorite, Grease. Bringing in a live audience, this show thrills more than any of the other live performances.
After a summer of romance, bad boy Danny Zuko (Aaron Tveit) and Sandy Young (Julianne Hough) end up at the same high school. While the T-Birds and Pink Ladies make fun of the romance, the couple keeps coming back together figuring out how to make it work.
Featuring all of the songs from the original film and some from the Broadway show as well, it’s supporting players Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo and Jordan Fisher as Doody who give the show-stopping performances. Hudgens brings an honest and deep touch to Rizzo that was missing. Hough, on the other hand, gives a subpar performance.
Final say: Grease is still the word. ★★★★☆