Opinion: Grease Live!


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This past Sunday, Grease Live! premiered for the first time the public with a bang, live audience, and an incredible performance from a certain individual. With high expectations and a crowd of anxious fans watching their every move, the cast that included Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Hudgens, Carly Rae Jepsen, Keke Palmer, and Carlos Pena Jr. put on a great performance and added their own twist to the performance.

Vanessa Hudgens, who played one of the main characters, gave us all shocking news that her father had passed just the night before the musical, due to Stage 4 Cancer. The actress soon tweeted that the show would still go on, and that she would do the show in honor of her late father.

This immediately worried people that her performance would be a bit off, but once the musical started she acted just as beautifully as she normally does. Thousands of tweets were sent her way, gracing and thanking the fact that she continued to go on with the play.

Throughout the play, people were constantly reminiscing during the movie and shared their opinion on what was happening. Some didn’t like the actor who played Danny Zuko and some didn’t like the little added parts that the director included. But all in all, the audience still loved the performance. Even some of the original cast members reached out to them and expressed how proud they were.