“Grease” returns with young stars for rock and roll New Year’s eveThe T-Birds of Rydell High are oiling up for the upcoming musical “Grease,” which will begin on Dec. 30 at the Dong Soong Art Center.
“Grease” became popular as a movie with the same title, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. If you like rock-and-roll then ending the year with this internationally acclaimed musical may be a good idea.
This version of “Grease,” will be performed by Korean artists, including Hong Rocky, Korea’s most adored comedian.
Hong was one of the original cast members when the musical debuted in Korea in May 2003 ― he played Danny Zuko’s best friend Kenickie. He will be playing the same character in this year’s musical, which has already received good reviews in provincial theaters.
This version of the show ran until Nov. 17 at a theater near Konkuk University. The new Danny, Kim San-ho, will be performing the lead character.
According to the OD Musical Company, which is staging the musical, their “Grease” shows have created future stars, including Oh Man-seok, who became a television celebrity this year after appearing in the television drama“Vineyard Man.” The musical is set for an open run, with no pre-set closing date.
by Lee Ho-jeong