• Bitten by the whale watching bug Bitten by the whale watching bug We don’t realise how lucky we are in South Africa, and in particular the Western Cape, to have the mightiest of the marine mammals visit our coastline between every year ...
  • The Whale Trail The Whale Trail The Whale Trail is not a new trail, having been around since about 2002, but it has become extremely popular. It is truly a unique experience, perhaps comparable with ...
  • 10 Pamper-Perfect Spas in South Africa 10 Pamper-Perfect Spas in South Africa Combine your trip to South Africa with a relaxing, revitalising visit to a health spa and experience Africa at it's finest. Our favourite 10 Pamper-Perfect Spas in South Africa are ...
  • Locals share their favourite getaways Locals share their favourite getaways We ask 30 local South Africans to share their favourite holiday destinations and getaways with us. From the more popular destinations like Knysna and the Kruger Park to ...
  • The Oude Skip hike The Oude Skip hike The Oude Skip walk shares portions of its hike with the larger Karbonkelberg Traverse, which is roughly seven hours of hard walk from Hout Bay harbour to Llandudno ...
  • 10 Amazing Game Lodges 10 Amazing Game Lodges South Africa is world renowned for her game reserves and wildlife. The lodges which allow us to experience these in luxury are no less awe inspiring. Our favourites are ...
  • 101 Things to Do with Kids in Cape Town 101 Things to Do with Kids in Cape Town As much as your kids will tell you they can’t wait for the school holidays, the words "I’m bored" inevitably cross their lips. Our "101 things to do with kids in Cape Town" will ...
  • "World's most beautiful Cities" "World's most beautiful Cities" Open space makes Cape Town special. Renowned English sea navigator Sir Francis Drake once referred to Cape Town as the fairest cape in the world. The city houses the ...

Find Accommodation in South Africa
Subscribe to our Feed
Posted on: Friday, 26 March 2010

Grease the Musical at Artscape in Cape Town – a review

Send to Kindle
Grease Musical

Grease Musical

Grease the Musical is currently playing at The Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town before moving on to The Teatro at Montecasino in Johannesburg.  The West End production was brought to our shores by Pieter Toerien, Paul Nicholas and David Ian and this production, with its entirely local cast will be the first full stage production of the musical to be staged in South Africa for a decade.

I went to the show a few nights ago and judging by the amount of fun the cast of Grease was having, Rydell High in 1955 was the school to be at!  I enjoyed it tremendously – we had excellent seats and not that I wanted the show to end, but the 2 hours and 20 minutes (including interval time) whizzed by …

The cast was fantastic – Danny was John Travolta personified.  The swagger, the hair, the singing and of course the dancing!  Equally as good was Sandy and together they stole the show.  The T-Birds with their black jeans, black jackets and ever present sunglasses sang and danced their way through a superb performance.  The Pink Ladies too were brilliant; their 1955 outfits were completely believable and their one liner’s and American accents added that little bit extra to an already good performance.

Grease, the Musical

The rest of the crew also deserve a mention.  The dancers were tremendous – what were more than likely exhausting routines were pulled off with flair and ease.

For me any kind of entertainment always meets the mark if it manages to keep my dear old Dad awake – and Grease, you stole the show!  The old chap did not nod off even once!  In fact he was one of the first on his feet during the encores.  I thoroughly enjoyed my evening at The Artscape and it was well worth the ticket price.

Tickets, dates and how to Book:
Cape Town at the Artscape Theatre 11 April
Johannesburg from 16 April to 13 June at the Teatro Monte Casino
Tickets range from R100 to R350 a person and can be booked via Computicket.

Images: An automatic slide-show feed of all Creative Commons-licensed images on Flickr using the search term “Grease Musical”. (includes Grease musical photographs of productions staged in London and New York).

Useful Cape Town Links:
Things to Do in Cape Town
Cape Town Nightlife & Theatre
Cape Town Hotel Accommodation

The SA-Venues.com Team


Photographs, posts and articles filed under "The SA-Venues.com Team" are either very old articles (this blog has been going since 2005!), are a combined effort or have been submitted to us by a third party, the name of which is/should be displayed in or below the actual article. Special offers and general event posts are also found here as they are generally a team effort.

Related Posts: