'Grease' singalong to debut at the Hollywood Bowl this summer
"Grease," Paramount Pictures' ode to drive-ins, high school romance and '50s rock and roll, will join the Hollywood Bowl's summer singalong lineup on Friday, June 25.
The 1978 movie, which is based on Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey's 1972 Broadway hit, will be presented complete with digital sound and subtitled lyrics. (A new print is being made for the show that also will include what a Bowl spokeswoman calls "tons of fun graphics.")
Accompanying the film will be a costume parade and other activities made popular by the Bowl's "Sound of Music" singalongs, which have become a camp-cult tradition for many Angelenos. This year's screening will be Saturday, Sept. 25.
The Bowl also has presented "The Wizard of Oz" and "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" singalongs.
For "Grease," audience members are invited to don '50s-style clothing and other themed wear. ("Sound of Music" fans have dressed up as apple strudel and the Alps). They will be given props to wield during key scenes and can join John Travolta and Olivia-Newton John in favorites such as "You're the One That I Want" and "Hopelessly Devoted to You."
-- Karen Wada
Above: Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta in the 1978 movie "Grease." Credit: Paramount Pictures. All rights reserved