Valley Youth Theatre Presents

Broadway’s “Grease”

August 13 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.

Twenty-seven 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

About 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.

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