Grease Live 2016 Recap: The Cast, The Highlights & Everything Else We Loved!

Grease Live 2016 just aired tonight, and it was certainly worth the throwback occasion. The three-hour live production of the 1978 classic earned tons of praise from the people who watched it, and for good reason!

The television adaptation of the original Broadway Musical show, “Grease”, starred, Julianne Hough as the goody-two-shoes Sandy and Aaron Tveit as grease-bad-boy, Danny Zuko. The story revolved around the young teens, their summer fling and figuring out how to say goodbye as the summer ended.

Of course, “Summer Nights” has always been one of Grease’s highlights – the part where Sandy and Danny sing about the end of their summer loving – and it was no different for Grease Live 2016. Julianne and Aaron put on an amazing performance and truly did justice to the original masterpiece movie.

Following this, another highlight of the evening was Julianne Hough as Sandy’s performance of “Hopelessly Devoted to You” as she sang about her love for Danny, and, of course, “Born to Hand Jive” was one of the many highlights as the Grease Live 2016 cast put on an incredibly energetic dancing performance.

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Other head-turners throughout the musical included “Greased Lightnin’,” performed by the T-Birds, Joe Jonas rocking the show as Danny Casino, and “You’re the one that I want” performed by Sandy, followed by Danny and the cast singing “We Go Together,” towards the end of the musical. This was really a heart-tickling experience for the viewers to watch – light-hearted and full of that “summer-lovin’” nostalgic feeling.

Big name supporting actors for Grease Live 2016 included Boyz II Men, Vanessa Hudgens, Carly Rae Jepsen, Carlos PenaVega, Joe Jonas and Jessie J; all of whom added a fresh take to the classic tale of love.

Here is a complete list of the musical’s cast:

Julianne Hough – Sandy
Aaron Tveit – Danny Zuko
Vanessa Hudgens – Rizzo
Carlos PenaVega – Kenicki
Carly Rae Jepsen – Frenchy
Jordan Fisher – Doody
Keke Palmer – Marty
Kether Donohue – Jan
David Del Rio – Putzie
Andrew Call – Sonny
Elle McLemore – Patty Simcox
Noah Robbins – Eugene
Ana Gasteyer – Principal McGee
Mario Lopez – Vince Fontaine
Joe Jonas and DNCE – Johnny Casino and the Gamblers
Didi Conn – Vi
Wendell Pierce – Coach Calhoun
Eve Plumb – Mrs. Murdock
Boyz II Men – Teen Angel
Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer – Cha-Cha
Robert Michael Anderson – Scorpion
Jessie J – “Grease Is the Word” Singer

Song list:

1. “Grease is the Word” – Jessie J and Cast
2. “Summer Nights” – Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit, and Cast
3. “Freddy My Love” – Keke Palmer
4. “Look at Me I’m Sandra Dee” – Vanessa Hudgens
5. “Greased Lightnin’” – Aaron Tveit, Carlos PenaVega, and Cast
6. “Those Magic Changes” – Jordan Fisher, Aaron Tveit, and Cast
7. “All I Need Is An Angel” – Carly Rae Jepsen
8. “Beauty School Dropout” – Boyz II Men and Cast
9. “Cake By the Ocean” – DNCE
10. “Maybe (Baby)” – DNCE
11. “Born to Hand Jive” – DNCE and Cast
12. “Hopelessly Devoted to You” – Julianne Hough
13. “Sandy” – Aaron Tveit
14. “There Are Worse Things I Could Do” – Vanessa Hudgens
15. “You’re the One That I Want” – Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit, and Cast
16. “We Go Together” – Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit, and Cast

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