The musical that is up for today is... Grease! I have been holding off on this fabtabulous (I've used this word twice today, so that means it's a real word now right?) musical until a warm, sunny Spring day! And that is exactly what today is! Don't you just love Spring?
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If you were a teenage girl at some point, I am pretty sure you have seen this musical. It is kinda like Titanic; every teenage girl was obsessed with it and are still in love with John Travolta (he still looks like this in my head) as a result. Every time I watch a John Travolta movie, I think of Grease. If you haven't seen it, I am ashamed... Ok, not really, but you have to go watch it asap.
Some funny casting trivia for ya... Maria Osmond was first casted for Sandy's role, but turned the part down because she didn't like that Sandy had to turn "bad" to get the guy. Oh well, we got Olivia Newton-John instead. Henry Winkler (the Fonz on Happy Days) was originally cast to play Danny, but he turned it down because he didn't want to be stereotyped as a leather-wearing bad boy. Oh well, we got John Travolta instead.
For the few out there who haven't seen this musical, the plot line is too cute. In the summer of 1958, Danny and Sandy meet while on vacation and fall in love. However, when the summer ends, they have to go back to reality - miles apart. Unbeknownst to either of them, Sandy's family moves and they end up at the same high school, Rydell High. But the Danny that Sandy runs into is not the guy she met on the beach. The struggle of them trying to make their love work is what makes this film so great. It also captures the 1950's perfectly (that is really what high school was like, right?)!
If you haven't seen the film, you have at least heard some of the music, right? I know I say this all the time, but Grease has some of my favorite songs! - "Summer Nights,""Hopelessly Devoted to You,""Greased Lightning,""You're the One that I Want,""Beauty School Dropout,""Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee,"and "We go Together!" - Did I just name almost every song in the show? I promise, it's good stuff people!
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Do I have any fellow Grease lovers out there? What's your favorite song? I would have to go with, "Summer Nights!"