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Posted on: July 5, 2018

Grease is the Word!

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It’s been 40 years since Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson first hand-jived and sang their way into our hearts and transformed Grease from an American box-office hit into a worldwide phenomenon. 

Grease was released June 16, 1978, starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John as the cutest high school couple in cinematic history. Adapted from the hit Broadway musical, Grease went on to become the highest-grossing movie musical ever. Decades later fans have watched, re-watched and passed down their love and appreciation for this timeless classic to younger audiences. With only  a filming budget of 6 million, it has gone on to gross almost $400 million! It also was a hit soundtrack, kept from the top spot only by another movie epic starring Travolta, Saturday Night Fever. Isn’t it the most, to say the least? Actually, many of the songs we love to belt out while watching Grease were not original songs from the broadway show on which the film was based. Grease, Hopelessly Devoted to You and You're the One That I Want were written specifically for the movie. 

Go Greased Lightnin'! Head over to East Branch Library and sing along with the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies as we celebrate with a viewing of this ’50s nostalgia flick. This program is for ages 13 and older.

Rockin’ Movie: Grease

Thursday, July 19, 4 to 5:30 p.m. 

East Branch Library, 440 S. Nursery Road

For more information, call (972) 721-3722.


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