MORRISTOWN — Grease is the word, and the audience gets to sing all of them.
Sing-A-Long Grease, a fun, audience participation viewing of the classic John Travolta-Olivia Newton John musical comes to the Mayo Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Jan. 5 at 3 P.M.
"It's the one that you want," says producer Ben Freedman, who also produced Sing-a-long Sound of Music. "Sing-a-long Grease is the show that audiences have been asking for since we first presented a singalong show back in 1999."
Sing-a-long Greasers can be decked out in their own versions of fifties high school garb worn at Rydell High including poodle skirts and saddle shoes, black leather biker and powder pink bomber jackets, chiffon scarves and skinny ties.
Costumes are most definitely encouraged, but singing is mandatory.
Every performance starts with a host who warms up the audience, trains them how to "hand-jive", deploy the contents of their free goodie bags and where to heckle in all the right places.
The movie "Grease," starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John debuted in 1978 and was a huge hit on its first release.
Twenty-five years later it was voted the greatest musical ever in a 2003 poll conducted for the U.K Channel 4's show on the 100 Greatest Musicals.