Another thing that confused me a little is where all these Broadway theaters were. Were they big and protruding on the street..mixed together like a movie theater…how does all this look? Well, if you look at this picture of 47th street, you can barely tell that the sign for the theater where Grease is playing is mid-left in the picture. It looks pretty much like any other sign. Now, saying that….some of the theaters are insanely gorgeous on the outside. It amazes me how old and still how beautiful they are. Just look at this picture I snapped inside. You can see how intricate and amazing they are. And the thing is I know some are even better than the one we were in.
Anyway, on to the show. Laura and Max that won Grease: You’re the One that I Want were not there. But that’s ok. Ace Young (former American Idol contestant) WAS there, playing the part of Kenickie. He entirely stole the show for us. I’m not sure if they changed the show just for him or not but it was definitely changed from the movie. For example…Kenickie is the one that sings Greased Lightning. And Ace did it with a wife beater and tight little jeans on in a fancy little red car and may I say Ace must have been working out lately?? He even had backup dancers and yes, they may all have been gay but that little number was my favorite from the whole thing.
They also did not have the whole race car scene at the end so that other group of guys they raced were never around. They had one scene where Kenickie and another T-bird were outside waiting on them with sticks and such but they never showed and made it a funny scene about one of them showing up with an antenna as a weapon.
They also changed the drive-in scene where Rizzo talks about being pregnant to being at someone’s house playing music with Sandy’s record player. Rizzo sings There are Worst Things I Could Do here.
Everything moved well and it was over before we knew it. They had all the popular songs in there and for the most part, the singing was great. We enjoyed ourselves a lot but I really think a lot had to do with us being familiar with Ace and enjoying his, um, performance. Heather was a rebel and snuck a picture at the end. Ace is fourth from the right.