Youth Theatre Presents
through August 29, 2010
(Phoenix) – Take a musical trip back in time
with the Rydell High Class of 59 when Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) presents one of
the most popular Broadway musicals of all time, Grease, live at their
theatre in downtown Phoenix (525 N. First Street), August 13-29, 2010.
Grease opened on February 14, 1972
at the Eden Theatre, Off-Broadway and later moved to the Broadhurst Theatre on
Broadway. By 1979 the show became the longest running Broadway musical of
all time with 3,388 performances. The original production earned 12 Tony
Award-nominations and received the award for Best Musical. Barry Bostwick
(Spin City) and Adrienne Barbeau (Maude, HBO’s Carnival)
took home awards for best featured actor and actress for their portrayals of
Danny and Rizzo. John Travolta, Richard Gere, Brooke Shields, Rosie
O’Donnell, Megan Mullally (Will and Grace) and Linda Blair and Valley
Youth Theatre Alum Max Crumm are among the stars that have appeared in Grease.
talented young actors from Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Glendale, Gilbert,
Peoria, and Phoenix come together on the Valley
Youth Theatre stage for the hit Broadway musical Grease,
August 13 through August 29, 2010.
Performance times are: Thursdays
and Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays
at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and
Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 per
person and can be ordered through Valley
Youth Theatre’s box office at
602-252-8188, or online at www.vyt.com.
Valley Youth Theatre
Named by the Arizona
Republic as The Best Place to Become a Future Star, Valley Youth Theatre is a
world-class, nationally recognized non-profit organization that targets young
people age 7 – 19 for participation in and attendance at quality live theatre
productions. VYT’s mission is to inspire young people to be the best that they
can be by providing them with lifelong lessons through a wide range of
performing arts opportunities. VYT is an award-winning theatre company whose
Alum include American Idol, Jordin Sparks and Broadway Star, Max Crumm and the
Disney Channel’s Chelsea Staub. Valley Youth Theatre is supported in part by
the Arizona Commission on the Arts with funding from the State of Arizona and
the National Endowment for the Arts. Partial funding also is provided by the
Phoenix Arts Commission through appropriations from the Phoenix City Council.
Valley Youth Theatre is a member of Theatre Communications Group, the national
organization for the American Theatre.
information, visit www.VYT.com.