Mackenzie Dunn, playing the role of Rizzo, and Brianna Bishop, in the role of Marty, are set to join the star-studded cast of GREASE, which opens at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre on 31 December 2023, before playing at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre from 24 March 2024.
Most recently seen in the lead role of Ella in the Australian premiere season of Midnight – The Cinderella Musical as well as Amber von Tussle in the Australian tour of Hairspray, Brianna Bishop is fast becoming of Australia’s favourite musical theatre performers.
Mackenzie Dunn was a crowd favourite in the role of Penny Pingleton in Australian Hairspray tour and is a fourth generation performer, following the footsteps of her grandmother, Australian musical theatre royalty, Jill Perryman.
They will be joined by some of Australia’s favourite performers are joining the cast of the multi-million dollar stage production of GREASE, including Annelise Hall in the coveted role of Sandy, Joseph Spanti as Danny, Patti Newton as Miss Lynch, Jay Laga’aia as Vince Fontaine and Marcia Hines as Teen Angel.
Featuring dazzling costumes and all those unforgettable songs from the movie, including Summer Nights, Sandy, Hopelessly Devoted to You, You’re The One That I Want, Greased Lightnin’, and Grease is the Word, GREASE really is “fast, furious and thrilling, an injection of raw energy… and fun, fun, fun!” (The Daily Mirror, UK).
Since the show’s Broadway premiere and the hit movie starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John – which went on to become the highest grossing movie-musical of all time – the Tony Award nominated GREASE has triumphed across the globe, with its irresistible mix of adolescent angst, vibrant physicality and 1950s pop culture.
GREASE is also working with the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre as the Official Charity Partner with Annelise Hall as an Ambassador for Olivia’s Walk for Wellness on 8 October. Further fundraising initiatives for the GREASE partnership with the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre will also be announced in the coming months.
GREASE plays Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne from 31 December 2023 and the Capitol Theatre from 24 March 2024. For more information, visit: www.greasemusical.com.au for details.
Image: Brianna Bishop and Mackenzie Dunn at Evie’s Disco Diner (supplied)