Are you the one that they want? Men needed for Northampton production of Grease

A theatre company in Northampton is looking for men to join the cast of its next production...Grease

Monday, 21st March 2016, 6:31 am
The cast of Sister Act, recently performed by Northampton Musical Theatre Company Picture: Redrex Photography

The Northampton Musical Theatre Company are bringing the smash hit musical Grease to the Derngate stage later this year and need to bolster the numbers of men in their company.

The musical, made famous by the 1978 John Travolta movie, contains all the hit songs; including You're The One That I Want, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted To You, and of course Greased Lightnin', as well as many more.

“Following on from our amazing success of Sister Act last year, we’re delighted to be performing this cult classic back on the Derngate stage” said Pete Thorn, the company’s social manager.

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“Sister Act was perfect for us as we, like so many other companies, are a majority female cast – Grease on the other hand needs six strong young male leads to fill the ranks of the T-Birds and they need to be able to hold their own against the Pink Ladies! The leads for the show need to be able to appear between 16 and 20(ish) years old – though we do have a wonderful make up team!”

The two romantic leads are of course the parts that everyone will be vying for. Danny, as iconically played by John Travolta, is a well-built, good-looking confident young man, with a cool air of easygoing charm. Sandy, the love interest made famous by Olivia Newton John, is a sweet but naïve, young woman, who’s wholesome nature rings bells of “Sandra Dee”.

NMTC os an award winning local company whose Sister Act has just been nominated for the East Midland's NODA award for ‘Best Show', which (if they win) will be the company’s 12th.

The company is proud of its high production values.

“Sister Act cost us £70,000 to put on, the only people that didn’t get paid were the cast themselves,” said Pete, “We hire professional staging, lighting, crew and our orchestra is made up of some of the county’s finest”.

A review of their last production, by Northampton’s own @asmallmind summed them up well “[The NMTC’s] Sister Act is epic. [They are] busy breaking all the rules of an ‘amateur’ production.”

Grease has recently had a mini-revival in the form of a live television production. It starred Disney’s Vanessa Hudgens in the role of Rizzo, with Jessie J singing the title track, as well as two of the 1978 movie cast taking on older roles this time around.

If you are interested in joining the cast, contact [email protected] for more details, call 07974 573920, or check out Auditions will be held in early June, pre-registration is required. All cast members must be at least 16 years old by October 2016.

Tickets for Grease are already on sale via the Royal & Derngate box office. If you can’t wait until then to see the NMTC in action again, they are putting on six musicals in one night in their “West End Whistle Stop Tour” this May at the Cripps Hall, NSB, details online.