Welcome to John Garcia's THE COLUMN
GREASEBook, Music & Lyrics by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey
Presented by Garland Summer Musicals
Runs through 6/20/2021
Reviewed by Carol M. Rice,
Associate Critic for John Garcia's THE COLUMN
Most people who are familiar with GREASE know the movie or perhaps even the more recent Grease Live, which is essentially a combination of the film and the original stage version. The stage version as presented by Garland Summer Musicals is much more of an ensemble piece instead of being a star vehicle, which really allows everyone their moments to shine.
Taking the biggest advantage of their roles were the “lesser” T-Birds Gideon Ethridge as Doody, Nick Chabot as Roger, and Brad Weatherford as Sonny Latierri. Ethridge’s rendition of “Those Magic Changes” was one of the best I’ve seen of this song, and Cabot (paired perfectly with Paige Walker as awkward Pink Lady Jan) singing “Mooning” was not only vocally exceptional but also pretty darn funny. Then you have the amazing ...