Greece Does Grease
T-Birds, Togas and Titillation!
Persephone had a normal life, her days and nights were filled with war, orgies and drunken revelry. It was enough for many of the Gods on Olympus but not for her. She wanted something more. Something more dangerous. She didn't expect to find it singing and dancing in a glade with the Nymphs but it finds her when she is spirited away to the Underworld by Hades and all hell breaks loose.
Inspired by the burlesque musicals of the mid to late 1800's where women shocked the world by appearing as scantily clad sexual aggressors in satires of the popular theatre of the time, Greece tells the ancient story of the seasons through parodies of the music of Grease and Grease 2. This original feature production is full of bawdy humour, heart stopping dance and wickedly fun live music.
Greece was written by and features, as Hecate, international burlesque star Melody Mangler. Melody was voted 'Best Local Dancer' in the Georgia StraightÃ¢ÂÂs Best of Vancouver (2009) and 'Burlesque Top 50 of 2009' by 21st Century Burlesque (London, UK). She also recently competed for the title of 'Reigning Queen of Burlesque' at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas and will be a featured performer at this year's New York Burlesque Festival.
This production of Greece is directed by the talented Diva Gould and choreographed by the award winning April O'Peel.
The diverse and talented cast comes from backgrounds that range from traditional theatre to burlesque and cabaret. They include top Vancouver performers such as Cass King (star of SHINE: A Burlesque Musical and The Wetspots) alongside some of burlesque's newest up and coming stars. Together they create a performance that one can't help but enjoy.
The show features a live score performed by an all star band whose members have played with The Hard Rock Miners, Roots Round Up, The Highballs, The Real MacKenzies and Chix Diggit.
WARNING: This show contains adult material and is not suitable for the easily offended. Adults 19+ only. The show also makes use of fog and strobe effects.
We're Gods Together - Full Cast
Greek Lightning - Zeus, Chorus
Persephone - Nymphs (Chorus)
Wild Lover - Persephone
Back to Rule - Hades
There Are Bad Things You Can Do - Hecate
You Know What I Want - Zeus, Demeter
Hopelessly Devoted to Genocide - Demeter
Vile Underworld - Persephone, Demons (Chorus)
God for All Seasons - Persephone
Winter Nights - Full Cast
The Waterfront Theatre
1412 Cartwright Street on Granville Island
|Minimum Age: 19|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|