One of the most iconic musicals ever produced on Broadway and West End, Grease is a 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. Named after the 1950s United States working-class youth subculture known as greasers, the musical is set in 1959 at fictional Rydell High School and follows ten working-class teenagers as they navigate the complexities of peer pressure, politics, personal core values, and love. The musical was presented through special arrangement with and all authorised performance materials were supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW).

Tell me more, tell me more
Was it love at first sight?
Tell me more, tell me more
Did she put up a fight?

The above lyrics often heard on the radio back in the 90’s – music many of us grew up with and developed a close association with. This was one of the reasons why Kevin and Anuk travelled to Singapore back in 2014 to watch a professional production of Grease which was touring in Asia at that time. The beauty of theatre is also its ability to transform and take the audiences to a place where you want them to be, and with Grease, we thought we will take the audience on a trip down memory lane, to an area where are audience members could remember their younger selves dancing to the tunes of Grease.  

The uniqueness of this production was that it had many new faces joining COLD Theatre 7. From cast members, to production team members, to crew to the technical team – a majority of them were first timers with CT7 and that was an experience in itself. Kevin also teamed up with Nishantha Warnakulasuriya (Music Director) and Umeshi Rajeendra (Choreographer) for the first time. Giving as many opportunities to the artistes was the mantra CT7 rides on and in that spirit, Kevin had two separate casts for each show night. COLD Theatre 7 also introduced a new element by having a live band play during their production, who referred to themselves as The Gamblers. The Gamblers added the additional spark and life to the tunes of Grease and with the energetic, young and electrifying cast, COLD Theatre 7 certainly got the audience toe-tapping.  

Dates1 – 4 August 2019
VenueLionel Wendt Theatre, Colombo 07
Directed byKevin Cruze
Music Direction byNishantha Warnakulasuriya
Choreographed byUmeshi Rajeendra

Danny ZukoGeethika Cooray, Julian Anderson
Sandra ‘Sandy’ DubrowskiTrudy Herft, Daniella Perera
Betty RizzoVinuri Weerawardena, Agalya Kotigala
KenickieKovindu De Seram, Wayne White
Roger ‘Rump’Aushadie Wickramasinghe, Thilina Udayaratne
JanRuwandi Perera, Lozaine Pereira
DoodyIsira Edussuriya, Leeth Singhage
FrenchyShenelle Perera, Chantal Dassanayake
Dominic ‘Sonny’ LaTierriShakib Hisham, Devinda de Silva
MartyAndrea Melisa, Nimansa Thalduwa
Patricia ‘Patty’ SimcoxTayhani Kannangara, Kimaya Gunathilake
Eugene FlorczykZaahid Aman
Miss LynchDhara Gunawardene
Vince FontaineWayne White, Isira Edussuriya
Johnny CasinoSankha Bee
Teen AngelDanu Innasithamby
The GamblersShalinda Halpé, Rukshan Aponso, Shevanka Fernando, Nuran Gomez, Shehan Wijemanne
Senior Cast (Boys)Anuk De Silva, Shanaka Cooray, Christopher Stephen, Johann Anderson, Mahesh Senaratne, Keith J De Silva
Senior Cast (Girls)Roshni Gunaratne, Dinesha Senaratne-Cooray, Dilini Perera-Fox, Pavitra De Seram, Piorina Fernando
EnsembleDevin, Dewmith, Elaine, Joshua, Kavindhi, Kimaya Gunathilake, Maryanne Silva, Melmari Cruse, Milinda, Moses, Nelisa Algama, Nicole, Rumalki Fernando, Ruwandi Perera, Saranga, Sharon A. De Silva, Shehani, Yeshani, Yossheine Diaz, Zydhney Fazal


  • De Sha
    Posted 01 August 2022 4:23 pm 0Likes

    SUPER Memories 💖💃
    FABULOUS Production!!! Thank you Kevon for giving me an opportunity to be a part of this 😇🎉

  • Sharon
    Posted 01 August 2022 4:27 pm 0Likes

    SUPER Memories 💖💃
    Thank you Kevin for giving me the opportunity of bring a part of this FABULOUS Production!!!😇🎉💃

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