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Peter Andre

TEEN ANGEL

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Peter Andre

TEEN ANGEL

Peter Andre is an accomplished global media star prominently known for his successful music and television career. Peter hit a peak in his music career during the 1990’s when he became the sixth highest selling artist in the UK. He had numerous number one hit singles, two number one albums and toured all over the world collecting a multitude of national and international awards along the way.

With many TV shows and appearances under his belt, including his reality show Peter Andre: My Life and 60 Minute Makeover, Peter has also moved into the world of film.

And with his Celebrating 25 Years tour now completed, the rest of the year sees Peter taking part in Grease: the Musical as well as many more amazing projects, the happily married father of four is busier than ever.

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Dan Partridge

DANNY ZUKO

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Dan Partridge

DANNY ZUKO

Dan trained at Arts Educational Schools London.

Theatre credits include: Rum Tum Tugger in Cats (International Tour); Link in Hairspray (UK Tour); Cover Rusty in Starlight Express (Bochum, Germany); Prince in Sleeping Beauty (Richmond Theatre); Pepper in Mamma Mia! (Novello Theatre); Kerry Ellis in Concert (London Palladium) and Peter Pan (Beck Theatre, Hayes).

Workshop credits include: High Society (Old Vic); The Band in Untitled (For David Pugh Ltd.) and Candide (Menier Chocolate Factory).

Film and television credits include: Rhys in Jacques (winner of the best actor award at the This is England awards 2018) and "One to watch" in The Elaine Paige Show (Sky Arts).

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Martha Kirby

SANDY DUMBROWSKI

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Martha Kirby

Martha Kirby

SANDY DUMBROWSKI

Martha trained at Guildford School of Acting.

credits whilst training include: Roz Keith in 9 to 5; Jo March in Little Women; With a Little Bit of Lerner (Royal Festival Hall) and Ensemble in Prom Queen (workshop).

Martha is delighted to be making her professional debut in the role of Sandy.

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Louis Gaunt

KENICKIE

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Louis Gaunt

Louis Gaunt

KENICKIE

Louis trained at Performers College.

Theatre credits include: Will Parker in Oklahoma! (Grange Park Opera) - for which he won the 2018 The Stage Debut Award for Best Actor In A Musical; Manfred in Sweet Charity (Nottingham Playhouse) and Standing At The Sky's Edge (Sheffield Crucible).

credits whilst training include: Kiss Me, Kate (Sheffield Crucible); Dick Whittington (London Palladium); Ishq The Musical (Sadler's Wells); Robinson Crusoe (Cliffs Pavilion) and Move It (ExCeL London).

Television credits include: Strictly Come Dancing and The Entire Universe (BBC).

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Rhianne-Louise McCaulsky

BETTY RIZZO

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Rhianne-Louise McCaulsky

Rhianne-Louise McCaulsky

BETTY RIZZO

Rhianne-Louise trained at Arts Educational Schools London.

Theatre credits include: the West End production of Bat Out of Hell and The Book of Mormon (Prince Of Wales Theatre).

Theatre credits whilst training include: Little Becky Two-Shoes in Urinetown directed by Lotte Wakeham.

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Jordan Abey

DOODY

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Jordan Abey

Jordan Abey

DOODY

Jordan trained at Urdang Academy.

Theatre credits whilst in training: Charley Kringas in Merrily We Roll Along (Hannah Chissick); Roger Delli-Bovi/Dr.Jafar Berensteiner in A New Brain (George Ure) and Iago in Shakespeare Shorts (Lisa Came).

Professional credits: Ensemble in workshop for Chaplin The Musical (Mariano Detry); The Otter/Ensemble in The Frenzy of Sweeny - (YMT Lyric Theatre Belfast) (Bronagh Lagan).

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Ryan Anderson

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Ryan Anderson

Ryan Anderson

ROGER

Ryan trained at Laine Theatre Arts.

Theatre credits include: Blake in Bat Out of Hell (Dominion Theatre); Jeremy in Romance Romance (Above The Stag Theatre); Ste in Beautiful Thing (Above the Stag Theatre, 25th Anniversary); Peter Pan in Peter Pan (Wyvern Theatre); Sasha in Fiddler on the Roof (Chichester Festival Theatre); U/S Bert in Mary Poppins (International Tour); Berger in Hair (Hope Mill Theatre); Galileo in We Will Rock You (International Tour); Genie in Aladdin and Dick Whittington (White Rock Theatre, Hastings).

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Damian Buhagiar

SONNY LATIERI

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Damian Buhagiar

Damian Buhagiar

SONNY LATIERI

Damian trained at Arts Educational Schools, London.

Theatre credits include: Pepper in Mamma Mia! (Novello Theatre); Ching Ho in Thoroughly Modern Millie (UK Tour); Sonny in In the Heights (Southwark Playhouse/King's Cross Theatre); Bugsy Malone (Lyric Theatre) and Joe Pesci/cover Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys (UK Tour).

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Eloise Davies

FRENCHY

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Eloise Davies

Eloise Davies

FRENCHY

Eloise trained at Laine Theatre Arts.

Theatre credits include: Mythic (Charing Cross Theatre); Myth (The Other Palace); Robin Hood (New Victoria Theatre, Woking); Jen in Jen - The Musical (Workshop); 27 The Musical (Cockpit Theatre); Bad Girls: The Musical (Union Theatre); Cinderella (Manchester Opera House); West End Heroes (Dominion Theatre); Some Words (Workshop) and Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (Richmond Theatre).

Other credits include: Vocal and Guitar Supporting Artist for Tom Jones; Vocal and Guitar Supporting Artist for Lionel Richie; Backing Singer/Guitarist/Percussionist for the Kerri Watt Tour and Recording When You're Smiling for Bradley Walsh's Album.

Credits whilst training: Smitty in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; Solo Singer/Featured Dancer in Flying in at 40 and Sarah in Our House.

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Tara Sweeting

MARTY

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Tara Sweeting

MARTY

Tara trained at Arts Educational Schools, London.

credits whilst training include: Cry Baby, Once on this Island, Season's Greetings and On the Twentieth Century.

Television credits include: On The Town (BBC Proms) and The Olivier Awards (ITV).

Grease marks Tara's professional debut in musical theatre.

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Natalie Woods

JAN

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Natalie Woods

JAN

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Natalie trained at CPA Studios.

West End credits include: Horse in Wind in the Willows (London Palladium) and Agnes in Gypsy (Savoy Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre).

Theatre credits include: Hunk/Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz (Storyhouse, Chester); Miss Dilber in Scrooge the Musical (The Curve); Jan in Grease (Curve, Leicester/Middle East Tour); Ruth in Thoroughly Modern Millie (Kilworth House); Enid Hoopes in Legally Blonde (Curve, Leicester/South Korea); Ensemble in Amadeus (Chichester Festival Theatre); Luce in Boys From Syracuse (Union Theatre) and Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray (Royal Caribbean); Marcia Tubbert in Becoming Nancy (Stiles & Drewe).

Television credits include: Agnes in Gypsy (BBC) and Good Morning America.

Original cast recordings include: Wind in the Willows and Gypsy.

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Jessica Croll

PATTY SIMCOX

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Jessica Croll

Jessica Croll

PATTY SIMCOX

Jessica trained at the Guildford School of Acting, graduating with a 1st Class Honours BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre.

Theatre credits include: Jane in Salad Days (UK Tour); Ensemble/1st Cover Alice in Wonderland (UK Tour); Astrid Lungstromberg in Eurobeat: Moldova (Pleasance Grand, Edinburgh); Alice in Dick Whittington (Chatham Central Theatre); Princess Jill in Jack and the Beanstalk (King's Lynn Corn Exchange) and Wendy in Peter Pan (Dorking Halls).

Concert credits include: Magic of Animation and South Pacific (Cadogan Hall); Sam Bailey In Concert (Lyric Theatre) and Olivier Awards 2016 In Concert (Royal Festival Hall).

Jessica also appears on the original cast recording of Eurobeat: Moldova.

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Dale White

EUGENE

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Dale White

EUGENE

Theatre credits include: Merry Widow (English National Opera); Ensemble in Aladdin (Hackney Empire); Dance Captain/Ensemble/Cover Scott in Strictly Ballroom directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie (Piccadilly Theatre, Mirvish Theatre, Toronto and West Yorkshire Playhouse); Jesus Christ Superstar (Regent’s Park Open Air); Ensemble/Resident Choreographer in Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith); Starlight Express (Bochum, Germany) and Jack and the Beanstalk (Hackney Empire).

Dale has also performed at the Olivier Awards 2016 (Royal Opera House), Sunday Night at the Palladium and on The One Show.

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Abigail Climer

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Abigail Climer

Abigail Climer

CHA-CHA

Abigail trained at Arts Educational Schools, London.

Theatre credits include: Aladdin (Prince Edward Theatre); Violet/Ensemble in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK Tour); Miss Hot Stuff in Hot Stuff (Oldham Coliseum); Spamalot (UK Tour); Waitress #1/cover Justice Charlier in Rock of Ages (UK Tour); original cast in From Here to Eternity (Shaftesbury Theatre); West End Heroes Charity Concert (Dominion); 42nd Street Charity Gala (London Palladium); Jasmine in Aladdin (Octagon Theatre, Yeovil) and 42nd Street (UK Tour).

Television credits include: Dancer in Slimfast commercial (Thomas Thomas Productions) and Virgin Holiday Cruises commercial (Dancer).

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Will Haswell

JOHNNY CASINO

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Will Haswell

Will Haswell

JOHNNY CASINO

Will trained Laine Theatre Arts.

Theatre credits include: Ensemble in Sweet Charity (Donmar Warehouse); Ensemble in The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales Theatre); Lewis and U/S Joe Casey in Our House (UK Tour); Featured Ensemble in The Braille Legacy (Charing Cross Theatre); Joe Pesci and U/S Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys (Piccadilly Theatre); Pinocchio in Shrek (UK Tour); Dick in Dick Whittington (White Rock Theatre, Hastings); Ensemble in Anything Goes (Kilworth House); Ensemble and U/S Pepper in Mamma Mia! (Prince of Wales and Novello Theatre); Ensemble in 42nd Street Gala (London Palladium); Dance Captain and U/S Dame in Sleeping Beauty (Civic Theatre, Chelmsford); Ensemble and U/S Wishee Washee in Aladdin (Civic Theatre, Chelmsford) and; Jerry/Daphne in Some Like It Hot (LTA Studio Theatre).

Other credits include: M&S Christmas commercial playing a Dancing Santa.

Toggle bio Darren Bennett

Darren Bennett

VINCE FONTAINE

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Darren Bennett

Darren Bennett

VINCE FONTAINE

Theatre credits include: Byron Mayo in An Officer and a Gentleman, Lane and Merriman in The Importance of Being Earnest (Birmingham Rep/Curve, Leicester); Fezziwig in Scrooge, Callahan in Legally Blonde (Monaco), Vince Fontaine in Grease (Curve, Leicester); Joe Josephson in Merrily We Roll Along (Theatre Clwyd, Wales); Ivor Novello in The Two Most Perfect Things (Riverside Studios, Hammersmith); Gary Strong in Radio Times (Watermill Theatre, Newbury); Feste in Twelfth Night, Max in Lend Me a Tenor, Cheviot Hill in Engaged, Bill Snibson in Me and My Girl (Perth Theatre, Scotland); Glitter Boy in Hot Stuff (Haymarket, Leicester); Frederic in Pirates of Penzance (Barn Theatre, Brighton); Valentine in You Never Can Tell, Dan in Night Must Fall and Jan Warwick in The Unexpected Guest, Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, Gary in A Slice of Saturday Night (Mercury Theatre, Colchester); Don Lockwood in Singin’ in the Rain (Courtyard Theatre, Hereford); Rooster in Annie, Company in Fiddler on the Roof (West Yorkshire Playhouse); The Serpent in Back to Methuselah, Lexy Mill in Candida, Squarcio in The Foundling and Tombes in The Twelve Pound Look (Shaw's Corner, Ayot St Lawrence).

National tours include: Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Male Vocalist in Judy Garland Songbook; Don Lockwood in Singin’ in the Rain; Bobby Child in Crazy for You; Billy Lawler in 42nd Street; Spring in Hot Shoe Shuffle; Riff in West Side Story; Steve in Summer Holiday; Rum Tum Tugger in Cats; Wayne/Rock Hard in Hold Tight It's 60s Night; Gideon in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Pierre in The Boyfriend.

Other credits include: Butler in Sound of Music LIVE (ITV); Christopher Wren in the 39th year cast of The Mousetrap (St Martin's Theatre); original cast/cover Lawrence and Andre Tibauld in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Savoy Theatre) and Golden Age of Dance (Theatre Royal).

Workshops include: Mike in Easter Parade; King Connelly in Build Me Up Buttercup; Richard the Lion Heart in Ivanhoe; Man in Longer Than it Takes to Say Goodbye; Boromir/company in Lord of the Rings; Mr Gault in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? and Gene Kelly in Ol' Blue Eyes.

Pantomime excursions include: Abanazar in Aladdin a Wish Come True (O2, London and Mayflower, Southampton); Anton in Beauty and the Beast; Prince Charming in Cinderella; Aladdin in Aladdin; Prince in Snow White (Lighthouse Theatre, Poole); Jack in Mother Goose and Idle Jack in Dick Whittington (Mercury Theatre, Colchester).

Toggle bio Corinna Powlesland

Corinna Powlesland

MISS LYNCH

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Corinna Powlesland

MISS LYNCH

Theatre credits include: An Officer and a Gentleman (National Tour); Running Wild (National Tour); Pride and Prejudice (Sheffield Crucible); The Crucible (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Sweeney Todd (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Ragtime (Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park); The Revenger's Tragedy (Royal Exchange Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Library Theatre, Manchester); Brighton Rock and Hanging by a Thread (Almeida, London ); A Saint She Ain't (Apollo, London); The Slow Drag (Whitehall, London); The Rocky Horror Show (Duke of York's, London), as well as national tours of The Vagina Monologues, Annie Get Your Gun and Shakers (Hull Truck)

Television credits include: Doctors, Down to Earth and Western Approach.

Film credits include: London Road (National Theatre) and Ruby Blue.

Corinna has sung as a soloist with the BBC Radio Orchestra for Radio 4's Songs from the Shows and Front Row and has performed at Ronnie Scott's and Pizza on the Park.

In addition, she has worked Internationally as a Communications Coach since 2000.

Toggle bio Jonathan Hermosa-Lopez

Jonathan Hermosa-Lopez

ENSEMBLE

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Jonathan Hermosa-Lopez

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Jonathan trained at Arts Educations Schools, London.

Theatre credits whilst training include: Davey Jacobs in Newsies; Ensemble in Once on This Island; Season's Greetings and On The Twentieth Century.

Jonathan has also performed at the Olivier Awards 2018 (Royal Albert Hall) and Let's Face the Music (Royal Albert Hall/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra).

Jonathan is delighted to be making his professional debut in Grease.

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Dom Hutcheson

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Dom Hutcheson

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Dom trained at Urdang Academy.

Theatre credits whilst in training include: Hanschen in Spring Awakening (George Ure) and Gordon Michael Schwinn in A New Brain (George Ure).

Theatre credits include: Nicely Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls and Drunk Guy at Bar in The Wedding Singer (Beck Youth Theatre) and Child Swing in Oliver! (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane).

Television and film credits include: Super Oscar in Canal Sat Commercial (Richard Desrousseaux) and Evil Kid in Dark Corners - Shoreline Entertainment (Ray Gower).

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Emily Beth Harrington

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Emily Beth Harrington

Emily Beth Harrington

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Emily trained at Urdang Academy.

Theatre credits include: 1st cover Ellen / ensemble in Miss Saigon (UK Tour); Ashley/Cover Pearl/Dinah in Starlight Express (Bochum, Germany) and Scheherezade in Aladdin (QDOS Entertainment).

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Ruby May Martinwood

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Ruby May Martinwood

Ruby May Martinwood

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Ruby-May trained at Bird College.

Television credits include: Winter in Taboo with Tom Hardy (BBC) and School Girl in This is England.

Film credits Include: Pheobes in Rideby, a feature for Ockham films to be released imminently.

Theatre credits whilst training include: Ensemble in Cry Baby (Doreen Bird Foundation Theatre); Featured Dancer in Destinations (Orchard Theatre, Dartford).

Grease marks Ruby's professional debut in Musical Theatre.

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Thea Bunting

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Thea Bunting

Thea Bunting

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Thea trained at Bird College.

Theatre credits include: Aladdin (Cheltenham Everyman Theatre).

credits whilst training include: The Pajama Game, 1984, Urinetown and A Chorus Line.

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Lindsay Mcallister

SWING

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Lindsay Mcallister

SWING

Lindsay trained at Bird College.

Theatre credits include: Performer in Frantic Assembly Advanced Training Programme & Performance (Frantic Assembly Theatre Company); Resident Director/ Resident Choreographer/ Swing/ Understudy Female Authority Figure on Hairspray (UK Tour); Swing/Understudy Liz & Pam in Strictly Ballroom (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Toronto); Dance Captain/Swing in Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith); Dance Captain/Martha in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (UK Tour); Ensemble in Cinderella (Milton Keynes Theatre); Dancer in Olympic Opening Ceremony (London) and Bebe in A Chorus Line (Tel Aviv).

Choreography credits include: Sophie Ellis Bextor - LyricFest 2017 (Lyric Hammersmith); Paper Hearts the Musical (Edinburgh Fringe Festival/Upstairs at the Gatehouse/Hamburg) and Three Men Naked From the Waist Down (Finborough Theatre).

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Kevin O’Dwyer

SWING

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Kevin O’Dwyer

SWING

Kevin trained at Laine Theatre Arts.

Theatre credits include: Swing/Cover Neleus in Mary Poppins (Stage Apollo Theatre, Stuttgart and Theatre an der Elbe, Hamburg); Aladdin (Hayes Beck Theatre) and Aladdin (Chelmsford Civic Theatre).

Television credits include: Dancer for The Eurovision Song Contest 2018.

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Jim Jacobs

Book, Music & Lyrics

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Jim Jacobs

Book, Music & Lyrics

Jim Jacobs was born and raised on the mean streets of Chicago's far northwest side. During the golden era of rock 'n' roll (1956-1960) he was a guitar-playing "greaser" student at Taft High School. In 1963, Jacobs met Warren Casey when they were both cast in a local theatre production of A Shot in the Dark. Seven years later they wrote Grease, which opened in 1971 in a former trolley barn called the Kingston Mines Theatre in Chicago. A year later, Grease made it to Broadway and "Greasemania" took off, becoming what was then the longest running show in Broadway history. The 1978 movie version became the highest grossing movie musical of all time. Originally an actor, Jacobs has been seen on television, in motion pictures, regional theatre, national tours, and on Broadway. He is the co-author of several other plays and musicals including Bats In The Belfry, Remember The Night and Island of Lost Coeds, a musical spoof of the low budget sci-fi/horror/jungle movies of the 1950s, which he wrote with Warren Casey. In May 2014, Mr. Jacobs was presented with an honorary doctorate degree from Columbia College in Chicago. He currently resides in Southern California and has remained active in theatre, especially with the American Theatre Company of Chicago and several theatres in the San Diego area.

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Warren Casey

Book, Music & Lyrics

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Warren Casey

Book, Music & Lyrics

Warren Casey was born in Yonkers, New York, and attended Syracuse University. During the late '50s, he learned all about "greasers" while working as an art teacher in upstate New York. He moved to Chicago in 1962, where he hoped to pursue an acting career. He appeared in dozens of productions, including creating the role of Bernie Litko in David Mamet's Sexual Perversity in Chicago. He supported himself with jobs in retail, including working as an assistant manager of a chain of apparel stores, and as a record salesman. In the meantime, he taught himself how to play the guitar and began writing songs. Mr. Casey acted with the Chicago Stage Guild (where he met Jim Jacobs), the Old Town Players, and the Kingston Mines Theatre. The latter company staged the original production of Grease which he wrote with Jim Jacobs. After the incredible success of both the musical and the movie, the two collaborated on Island of Lost Coeds, a musical satire of the movies of the 1950s. Mr. Casey died in 1988.

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Nikolai Foster

Director

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Nikolai Foster

Director

Nikolai Foster is Artistic Director of Curve. He was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, grew up in North Yorkshire and trained at Drama Centre London and at the Crucible, Sheffield.

At Curve Nikolai has directed the world premiere productions of Riaz Khan's Memoirs of an Asian Football Casual (adapted by Dougal Irvine) & Douglas Day Stewart's An Officer and a Gentleman; Leslie Bricusse's Scrooge; Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard (& UK tour) Winner Best Musical, Manchester Theatre Awards and Best Regional Production, WhatsOnStage Awards; Joe Orton's What the Butler Saw (with Theatre Royal Bath), Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey's Grease (& Dubai World Trade Centre); Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest (with Birmingham Rep); Spring Awakening (with National Youth Music Theatre); Legally Blonde (Opera Garnier, Monaco & Daegu Opera Festival, South Korea - Winner Best Musical - Daegu International Musical Festival Awards); Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's (& Haymarket Theatre, London & UK tour); Roald Dahl's The Witches (with Rose Theatre Kingston, Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds & UK tour); Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire; Shakespeare's Richard III; Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good; a performance to celebrate the reveal of the tomb of King Richard III at Leicester Cathedral and Jonathan Harvey's Beautiful Thing (Nottingham Playhouse and UK tour).

Foster has also served as an Associate Director at West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds, where he directed Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Orwell's Animal Farm, Dickens's A Christmas Carol (adapted by Bryony Lavery & Jason Carr), Louise Page's Salonika and Amanda Whittington's Bollywood Jane. He trained at Drama Centre London and at the Crucible, Sheffield (supported by the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme), where he staged A Chorus Line, Sondheim's Assassins and Shaffer's Amadeus. UK tour productions have included: Tanika Gupta's Great Expectations, Calamity Jane and Coward's A Song at Twilight.

His critically acclaimed production of the Broadway musical Annie recently completed its run at the Piccadilly Theatre, London and at the Mirvish Theatre, Toronto.

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Arlene Phillips

Choreographer

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Arlene Phillips

Choreographer

Arlene Phillips is a show business legend and a household name. Since creating the revolutionary dance group Hot Gossip, Arlene has gone on to work with superstars from across the world of entertainment and she has been nominated for Emmy, Tony and Laurence Olivier awards.

Alongside Grease, Arlene has choreographed shows such as Starlight Express, Wizard of Oz, Joseph, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Sound of Music, We Will Rock You, Grease, Flashdance. As a director, she has worked on Saturday Night Fever, Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance, the Manchester XVII Commonwealth Games, and the concert tour of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber which featured theatre legends such as Sarah Brightman, Elaine Paige, Michael Ball and Michael Crawford.

Outside of her work in theatre, Arlene has choreographed Hollywood films including 'Annie' directed by John Huston, Monty Python's 'The Meaning of Life', 'Highlander' starring Sean Connery, and Legend directed by Ridley Scott and starring Tom Cruise. Her choreography can be seen in many iconic music videos for international pop stars such as Whitney Houston, Elton John, Queen, Robbie Williams, Diana Ross, Duran Duran, Donna Summer, Cliff Richard, Bee Gees, Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner. Her insightful expertise has been broadcast to millions in her role as a TV judge on hit shows such as Strictly Come Dancing, So You Think You Can Dance and Strictly Dance Fever.

Arlene's recent work includes: choreographing the musical numbers in acclaimed playwright Alan Bennett's latest work Allelujah!; a new BBC production of Midsummer Night's Dream; a solo piece for Ed Watson of the Royal Ballet; and a duet for Candoco Dance Company. Arlene has also directed a contemporary new musical 'Myth'; and a staged production of 'A Little Princess' with music by Tony-nominated composer Andrew Lippa. In 2017 she toured the UK with her own show 'The Glitz, The Glamour, The Gossip' talking about her extensive career and telling stories from behind the scenes.

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Richard Roe

Associate Choreographer

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Richard Roe

Associate Choreographer

Richard Roe has worked for the last 20 years in a wide variety of projects ranging from the West End and UK television to projects in America, Canada and Europe.

He has appeared as a performer in some of the most iconic shows of the last 2 decades including Cats, Chicago, We Will Rock You, Gypsy, A Chorus Line, Rent, Sweet Charity as well as new and leading edge contemporary theatrical events such as Sinatra, Notre Dame de Paris and the London Palladium stage version of The Wizard of Oz, produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Richard has also worked closely with directors and choreographers such as Peter Darling, Arlene Phillips, Matthew Warchus, Tim Sheader, Liam Steel, Ann Yee and Jamie Lloyd on titles such as The Wizard of Oz, Urinetown, Ben Hur Live, Imagine This and The Lord of The Rings.

He has collaborated with Arlene Phillips and the Monty Python team for the Python Reunion at the O2, the 2014 Olivier Awards, the world premiere of Alan Bennett's play Allelujah! and he also worked on re-creating the Guinness world record for the largest tap troupe routine for the BBC.

Choreographer credits: Aladdin (Hackney Empire); Cinderella (Swansea Grand); A Little Princess (Royal Festival Hall); Gypsy (Mountview); Aladdin (Swansea Grand); Cinderella (Hackney Empire); Secret Garden (GSA); the world premier of the UK Tour Judy - The Songbook of Judy Garland, starring Lorna Luft; the new musical comedy Crush - The Musical (UK Tour). Restaging of the American, French, and Australian productions of The Wizard of Oz; Jackie the Musical (UK tour); Professor Brian Cox’s new BBC documentary Universe and provided choreography for the second series of The Tracey Ullman Show (BBC).

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Colin Richmond

Designer

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Colin Richmond

Designer

Trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, gaining first class honours, and is a 2003 Linbury Prize Finalist. Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts Companion.

Recent engagements include: Grease (UK Tour); Pressure (Edinburgh Lyceum/Chichester/West End); Sunshine on Leith, The Crucible, Sweeney Todd, The Wind in the Willows, Annie, Billy Liar, When We Are Married, Animal Farm (West Yorkshire Playhouse); The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich, Wendy and Peter Pan, Titus Andronicus, The Taming of the Shrew (RSC); Pinocchio (Texas Ballet Theater, National Ballet of Canada); Annie (West End/South Africa, Toronto, UK Tour); Sweeney Todd (Royal Exchange); Come on Home, Jimmy's Hall, The Unmanageable Sisters (Abbey, Dublin); Sunset Boulevard (UK Tour); Grease (Curve/Dubai); Sweeney Todd (WNO/la Monnaie Opera/Royal Danish Opera); Yer Granny, Men Shall Weep (National Theatre of Scotland); The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, The Cherry Orchard, Dancing at Lughnasa, A Christmas Carol (Birmingham Rep); Twelfth Night, Betrayal, Amadeus (Sheffield Crucible); All's Well that Ends Fwell, Antony and Cleopatra (The Wanamaker/Shakespeare's Globe); Spring Awakening, Restoration(Headlong); Crime and Punishment (Citizens Glasgow, Liverpool Playhouse, Edinburgh Lyceum); Les pêcheursde perles, Don Pasquale, La Bohème (Opera Holland Park); Beautiful Thing (West End); Doctor Faustus (WYP/Citizens); The Match Box (Liverpool Playhouse/Tricycle); Entertaining Mr Sloane (Costume Design, West End); Bad Girls (West End); Europe (Barbican/Dundee Rep); Breakfast with Mugabe (RSC, Soho, Duchess). For Opera North: The Magic Flute, Kiss Me Kate and the WYP/Opera North co-production of Into the Woods.

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Sarah Travis

Musical Supervisor and Arranger

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Sarah Travis

Musical Supervisor and Arranger

Recent Orchestrator and Musical Supervisor credits include: Miss Littlewood (RSC); Sweet Charity (Watermill); An Officer And A Gentleman (UK tour); Crazy For You (Mountview); A Little Night Music (Watermill); Scrooge, Grease and Legally Blonde (Curve, Leicester); Sister Act (UK tour); The Hired Man (NYMT); Fiddler on The Roof (UK tour); The A to Z of Mrs P (Southwark Playhouse); Jungle Book (Glasgow Citizens Theatre); Dear World (Charing Cross Theatre); Chess (UK tour - Winner 2010 Touring WhatsOnStage Award); Copacabana, Spend Spend Spend (Winner 2009 Regional Theatre Award for Best Musical); Sunset Boulevard (Comedy Theatre); Martin Guerre, Hot Mikado (Watermill Theatre) and Privates On Parade (West Yorkshire Playhouse).

In 2006 she won a Tony and Drama Desk Award for her orchestrations on the Watermill Theatre Production of Sweeney Todd, which transferred to The Trafalgar Studios and Eugene O'Neill Theatre.

As Composer, credits include: The Lost Toys Big Adventure (Towner Gallery Eastbourne); Various Pantomimes (Chipping Norton); The Secret Garden (Chester); The Marriage Of Figaro (Watermill); Peter Pan (Oxford Playhouse); A Star Danced (Watermill); The Last Fattybottypuss In The World (Regent's Park); Tales My Lover Told Me (Kings Head); A Womb With A View (Radio 4) and The Challenge (The Shaw Theatre).

As Pianist: Bette Midler And Me (Edinburgh), Julian Clary, Fascinating Aida, Lily Savage, Dillie Keane, Alvin Stardust, Barb Jungr and Issy Van Randwyck.

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Guy Hoare

Lighting Designer

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Guy Hoare

Lighting Designer

Theatre credits include: Assassins (Sheffield Crucible); Annie (Leeds Playhouse and Piccadilly Theatre); Aspects of Love (UK Tour); The Witches of Eastwick (UK tour); City of Angels (Frankfurt) and My Fair Lady (Singapore).

Theatre credits include: Julie; The Deep Blue Sea; Here We Go; Strange Interlude (National Theatre); Jesus Hopped the A Train; Wings; A Doll's House (Young Vic); One For Sorrow; NSFW; In Basildon (Royal Court); Roots; Serenading Louie: Be Near Me (Donmar Warehouse); Little Revolution; A Delicate Balance; Waste (Almeida); Clarence Darrow (Old Vic); The Father; Othello (West End); Peter Pan (NTS); Sleeping Beauty (Citizens, Glasgow) and Cock (Chichester Festival Theatre).

Guy designed the lighting for Arthur Pita's Metamorphosis (Royal Opera House and New York); and Mark Bruce's Dracula (Wilton's Music Hall), both winners of the Southbank Award for Dance. Other designs for dance include pieces for Christopher Bruce, Shobana Jeyasingh, Alexander Whitley, Laïla Diallo & Mélanie Demers, Rafael Bonachela, Ben Wright, Theo Clinkard, Akram Khan, Dan Daw, Henri Oguike, and Robin Dingemans. He also designed Mischief for Theatre Rites and Spring, Sigma, Meta and 4x4 for Gandini Juggling.

Opera credits include: The Firework-Maker's Daughter (Royal Opera House); Jakob Lenz (ENO) and the Olivier-Award winning season of King Priam and Paul Bunyan (ETO).

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Tom Marshall

Sound Designer

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Tom Marshall

Sound Designer

Sound Design credits include: The Boy In The Dress (RSC); Curtains (UK tour); The Color Purple, Legally Blond, Sweet Charity, Bugsy Malone and My Beautiful Laundrette (Curve, Leicester); Amelie (UK tour); White Christmas (Dominion Theatre/Curve, Leicester); Moll Flanders (Mercury Theatre); Oklahoma! (Grange Park Opera); An Officer And A Gentleman (UK tour); The Jungle Book (UK tour); Sunset Boulevard (UK tour); Project Polunin (Sadler's Wells/ London Coliseum); Crazy for You (UK tour); Nativity! (UK tour); Flashdance (UK tour); A Little Night Music (Watermill Theatre); Working (Southwark Playhouse); Newsies, Curtains, The Life, Legally Blonde (ArtsEd); Brass (Hackney Empire); Crazy for You (Watermill Theatre); Oliver! (Grange Park Opera); Tell Me on a Sunday (UK tour); The Silver Sword (UK tour); Oliver! (Watermill Theatre); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (UK tour); Women On the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Playhouse Theatre); The Hired Man (St. James Theatre); West Side Story (Victoria Warehouse, Manchester); My Favourite Year (Bridewell Theatre); The Tailor Made Man (Arts Theatre) and Pushing up Poppies (Theatre 503).

Tom has acted as an Associate Sound Designer on over thirty shows in the UK and Europe, including The Bodyguard, Gypsy and Mary Poppins. Prior to this, Tom worked as No.1 (Head of Sound) opening and mixing numerous large West End shows over the past two decades.

As a freelance mix engineer Tom has had the privilege of working on countless events, such as the 2012 Olympic stadium athletics and touring with many artists including; The Coral, The Bees, The Lightning Seeds, Elaine Paige, Lewis Taylor, Martina-Topley-Bird and PJ Harvey.

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Colin Ingram

Lead Producer

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Colin Ingram

Lead Producer

Colin has produced Ghost - The Musical in 15 countries including the West End, Broadway and Australia, Breakfast At Tiffany's starring Pixie Lott, Anna Friel and Emilia Clarke in the West End, Broadway and UK Tour, Producer of Gone With The Wind and Movin' Out in the West End and was Executive Producer on Billy Elliot in the West End. Prior to that he has worked for Cameron Mackintosh, Disney Theatrical and was Executive Producer for the Old Vic. During that time he managed Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Oklahoma! starring Hugh Jackman, Witches of Eastwick, The Lion King, Beauty And The Beast, Hamlet starring Ben Wishaw, Aladdin starring Ian McKellan, Richard II, Philadelphia Story and National Anthems. Colin was Executive Vice President at Madison Square Gardens in New York heading up MSG Productions where at Radio City Music Hall, he produced the New York Spectacular starring the Radio City Rockettes - a major undertaking involving over 350 cast, crew and musicians and produced the Christmas Spectacular achieving the highest revenue in its 85 year history. Colin is producing a new musical version of 'Back To The Future' with the film's creators Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale with music by multi Grammy award winning Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard. In 2018, he co-founded InTheatre Productions with Peter Kane as a new production company to develop his slate of new musicals and produce this new version of 'Grease'. InTheatre will also be co-producing 'On Your Feet' which opens in London in summer 2019 and then tours throughout the UK. Colin is also developing two new musicals with music by multi-Brit award winning British recording artists.

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Donovan Mannato

Producer

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Donovan Mannato

Producer

A former entertainment lawyer, Donovan has run a successful financial advisory practice in New York City for more than 20 years. Together with Colin Ingram, Donovan's Broadway and West End productions of Ghost The Musical received three Tony Nominations and five Olivier nominations. Donovan also produced Breakfast at Tiffany's on Broadway starring Emilia Clarke which won Best New Play at the Broadwayworld.com awards. Donovan is currently producing the forthcoming new production of Grease. Donovan also produced the film "Prey for Rock & Roll" starring Gina Gershon which premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival and the record "Punk Standards" by Deborah Dutcher. He also acted in the Oscar winning film "Philadelphia".

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Hunter Arnold

Producer

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Hunter Arnold

Producer

Hunter Arnold is a producer, entrepreneur and the founder of the New Musical Creative Collective, an organization committed to aiding the development of works from emerging artists. West end credits include Kinky Boots and Hadestown. Broadway credits include, Pretty Woman, Getting' the Band Back Together, Head over Heels, Once on this Island, Anastasia, Dear Evan Hansen, It's Only a Play, Kinky Boots, Mothers and Sons, The Bridges of Madison County and more. Upcoming projects include Moulin Rouge! The Musical.

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Ricardo Marques

Producer

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Ricardo Marques

Producer

Ricardo Marques, founder of 4Act Entertainment, started his career as a singer and actor and later became a director and producer, working in the theatre industry for 10 years. In Brazil, Ricardo was lead producer and artistic director of Broadway and West End shows like Ghost, In the Heights, Rock of Ages, Fame, and also developed two Brazilian original shows. Ricardo also directed the Disney's Newsies Brazilian Workshop. Ricardo has invested in a host of US shows and is also developing four new shows in the US and UK with major lead producers. Ricardo studied Musical Theatre in New York, graduating from FAAP in Business and completed a Masters in Cinema/Filmmaking. Ricardo founded the first specialized musical theatre school in Brazil and Latin America, the 4Act Performing Arts.

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Curve

Co-Producer

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Curve

Co-Producer

Almost one million people annually engage with Curve through performances and projects at our home in Leicester, across the UK and internationally. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster, Curve has developed a reputation for producing, programming and touring a bold and diverse programme of musicals, plays, new work, dance and opera. All of this presented alongside a dynamic mix of community engagement, artist development and learning programmes, which firmly places audiences, artists and communities at the heart of everything we do.

Recent Made at Curve productions include Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat (& UK tour) the world-premiere of Dougal Irvine's adaptation of Riaz Khan's Memoirs of an Asian Football Casual, the Curve Young Company and Community production of Joseph Stein's Fiddler on the Roof, the world premiere production of An Officer and a Gentleman (& on national tour), Leslie Bricusse's Scrooge, the world premiere of Amana Fontanella Khan's Pink Sari Revolution, adapted by Purva Naresh (with Belgrade Theatre Coventry, English Touring Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds); a major revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard (& UK tour), Winner - Best Musical, Manchester Theatre Awards and Best Regional Production, WhatsOnStage Awards; the world premiere of Ravi Shankar's opera Sukanya (co-produced with the Royal Opera House & London Philharmonic Orchestra); the 50th anniversary production of Joe Orton's What the Butler Saw (with Theatre Royal Bath); Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey's Grease (also in Dubai) and a production of Roald Dahl's George's Marvellous Medicine, adapted by David Wood (co-produced with Rose Theatre Kingston & on tour).

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