San Jose In Photos: ‘Grease’ is the word

Born to hand jive baby!

'57 T-Birds parked downtown San Jose for the opening of GREASE

In case the ’57 T-Birds parked out front didn’t tip you off, Grease is the word here in downtown San Jose! The national tour of the new Broadway production of Grease starring Eddie Mekka of Laverne & Shirley fame rolled into town (with furry dice hanging from the rear view mirror) and is now playing at Rydell High aka the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts.

If you saw the show let us know what you thought in the comments!

Stark Insider was there to capture the action and here are some of the shots. If you want to learn how to hand jive, be sure to come back soon for a special on location video with the cast.

The cast of GREASE ready to show Loni how to hand jive.
The cast of GREASE ready to show Loni how to hand jive.

The new production features songs from the smash hit 1978 motion picture, including “Sandy,” “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” “Grease,” and, of course, the perennial, “You’re the One That I Want” — the latter two of which were #1 hits on the Billboard Top 100.

Did you know?

Grease was nominated for 7 Tony Awards during its initial Broadway run, and closed after 3,388 performances.

The most recent Broadway production (August 2007 – January 2009) was born out of NBC’s talent competition Grease: You’re the One that I Want during which America voted for her favorite contestants to play the lead roles of Sandy and Danny on Broadway. Matt Nolan who plays “Danny” in the touring production was a finalist on the show.

 Brad Lawson as "Roger," Marc Winski as "Doody," Patrick Cragin as "Kenickie," Patrick Joyce as "Sonny," and Matt Nolan as "Danny" perform the number “Greased Lightnin’”
Brad Lawson as "Roger," Marc Winski as "Doody," Patrick Cragin as "Kenickie," Patrick Joyce as "Sonny," and Matt Nolan as "Danny" perform the number “Greased Lightnin’”

Alyssa Herrera stars as "Sandy" and Matt Nolan as "Danny"
Greased lightnin' downtown San Jose
Greased lightnin' downtown San Jose
 Ashley Rubin as "Frenchy" and Eddie Mekka as "Teen Angel," perform “Beauty School Dropout in GREASE
Ashley Rubin as "Frenchy" and Eddie Mekka as "Teen Angel," perform “Beauty School Dropout in GREASE

Let us know what you think in the comments below… did you like the show? What’s your favorite Grease memory, song, quote… ?

Photo credit: Photos from GREASE performance © 2010, JOAN MARCUS. Others © Stark Insider.

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