Halifax hosts Sing-a-long Grease this June…

Grease screensaverThe Victoria Theatre, Halifax will host Sing-a-long-a Grease, when the unique, interactive show rolls into town as part of a nationwide UK tour, and this time there’s a matinee and an evening show!

Starting the tour in 2012 during the 40th anniversary year of the original stage version of Grease, we are delighted to start another year of fun in 2014!

You’d better shape up to sing along to the great movie musical, complete with on-screen lyrics and the chance to become a T-Bird or Pink Lady for the night and enter the world famous fancy dress competition.

It’s the one that you want, says its producer Ben Freedman, who previously brought us Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music and Sing-a-long-a Abba. “Sing-a-long-a Grease is the show that audiences have been asking for since we first presented a singalong show back in 1999”
Now, at last, Summer Lovin’, Grease Lightning and the chance to sport a pink wig or greased quiff while belting out You’re The One That I Want, are coming to a theatre near you.
More tour dates are being added weekly and the show has visited over150 theatres nationwide since it started in 2012.

“Sing-a-long-a Grease is much more than ‘just a film’”, says Freedman. “”It’s an event, an interactive experience and the most fun you can have with your clothes on.”

Every performance starts with a Sing-a-long-a host who warms up the audience, trains them how to “hand-jive”, deploy the contents of their free goodie bags and heckle in all the right places as well as judge the fancy dress competition.
40 Years Young

Valentines Day 2012, marked the 40th Anniversary of the stage musical GREASE which premiered at the Off-Broadway Eden Theatre in downtown Manhattan, before transferring to Broadway in June,1972.

The 1972 show, about two lovers in a 1950s US high school, was based on an earlier, grittier “play with incidental music” called Grease Lightning, first staged in Chicago the previous year.

In 1978 it spawned into a movie starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. The movie was a huge hit on its first release. Twenty-five years later it was voted the greatest musical ever in a 2003 poll conducted for Channel 4’s show on the 100 Greatest Musicals.

The birth of Sing-a-long-a

The unique, interactive entertainment form known as Sing-a-long-a, meanwhile, was allegedly born in an old people’s home in Inverness. The nurses wanted to involve the residents in an interactive group therapy. They therefore wanted to screen Seven Brides For Seven Brothers and gave out song sheets so that everyone could sing-a-long.

The idea was then developed for the Sound of Music for London’s Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in 1999, before opening at the Prince Charles Cinema in August of that year. After an initial eight-show run soon sold out, while attracting huge media attention, and regular shows has been running ever since not only in London but all around the world.

Now, finally, comes the dream union – between Grease and Sing-a-long-a and the national tour of Sing-a-long-a Grease.


• TOUR DATES:

Sing-a-long-a Grease plays at The Victoria Theatre, Halifax at 7.30pm on Friday 13th June

For the latest list of all tour dates, visit: http://www.singalonga.net/grease/

• BUY TICKETS:
… at http://www.sing-a-long-a.net/grease/ or via http://www.victoriatheatre.co.uk. Or 01422 351 158. On sale now
Superb for hen nights and birthday outings.
• Suitability for children: Grease is a PG certificate film in the UK and is suitable for all. Children are very welcome, although evening performances can sometimes get a little lively and so may be more suitable for older children (plus the late finishing time may mean that younger ones get tired).
Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes including interval

• FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

• Charlie Crocker 01483 488 000/07720 754 386 – charlie@singalonga.net

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