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“Grease” opened, based on 1971 musical (1978)

“Grease” opened, based on 1971 musical (1978)

On this day, Grease, a 1978 American musical film directed by Randal Kleiser and produced by Paramount Pictures, was released. It is based on Warren Casey’s and Jim Jacobs’s 1971 musical of the same name about two lovers in a 1950s high school. Strangely the word “grease” isn’t actually ever said in the movie! The only reference is “greased” — with a “d” — is sung in the song “Greased Lightnin’.” Grease was re-released to theatres in 1998 to mark the twentieth anniversary.

 

Activity Ideas:

  • Test your musicals knowledge with our special edition quiz – here
  • Create your own musicals based on your life with our activity – here
  • Check out some famous Grease songs from the movie, starting – here
  • Sing along to  swing classics with songs from the Grease era – here
  • Grease has some cracking love songs, write your own with our guide – here