When: Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 3 p.m. Continues through Aug. 16 2015
Grab your leather jacket and your felt poodle skirt because the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies are cruising into town. Following a group of high school seniors in 1959, Grease explores the complexities of summer lovin’ and hormone-riddled identity. Inspired by his time at Chicago’s William Howard Taft, Jim Jacobs developed the risqué musical with Warren Casey in 1971. In subsequent productions and the 1978 film, much of the play’s vulgarity was diluted; however, today those greasers still manage to tackle teen pregnancy, rebellion and gang violence with hip-shaking style. Tony Ciaravino directs the Playhouse’s production.