Recording of New Australian Production of Grease Will Be Released; Cast and Track List Announced
By Andrew Gans
Theatre producer John Frost and Universal Music have announced that a cast recording of the upcoming Australian production of Grease — which will open at Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre Aug. 20, with seasons at the Sydney Lyric Theatre (beginning Oct. 13) and Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne (beginning Jan. 2, 2014) — will be released.
In a statement producer Frost said, "Australian cast albums are a rarity these day, so I’m thrilled that Universal Music is as excited as I am to record and release a new Grease album featuring our stunning cast. Grease is a perennial favourite of musical theatre audiences – I’m often asked when I am bringing it back to the stage – and ticket sales are proving how popular it still is. So I’m sure many fans will want to take home the new cast album to remind them of the show."
The multimillion dollar production will star Rob Mills as Danny and Gretel Scarlett as Sandy, alongside Bert Newton as veteran disc jockey Vince Fontaine, Todd McKenney as Teen Angel, Anthony Callea as Johnny Casino, Val Lehman as Miss Lynch, Lucy Maunder as Rizzo and Stephen Mahy as Kenickie.
The cast also includes Francine Cain (Frenchy), Eli Cooper (Eugene), Chris Durling (Doody), Antoniette Iesue (Patty), Sam Ludeman (Sonny), Duane McGregor (Roger), Laura Murphy (Jan), Karla Tonkich (Marty) and Andrea Arena (Cha Cha). Ensemble roles are played by Jared Bryan, Elisha Chin, Stefanie De Castro, Euan Doidge, Heath Keating, Mitchell Mahony, Natasha Marconi, Scott Morris, Shannon O'Shea, Daniel Raso, Stephanie Silcock and Jessica White.
The album will be released by Universal Music; track list follows:
A waiting list for the recording is available by visiting www.greaseistheword.com.au.
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