A Canadian country music star and three TV notables are making cameo appearances in Grease: The Musical, now onstage at Toronto’s Winter Garden Theatre.
Producers say guest cameos in the role of “Teen Angel” date back to former teen idol Frankie Avalon, who played the role in the 1978 movie and also onstage.
First up in Toronto June 7 to 10 is Mark Ballas, an Emmy-nominated choreographer and Dancing With the Stars performer who made his Broadway debut as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys.
George Canyon, a Juno Award-winning country singer from Nova Scotia, takes the role June 12 to 17; Big Time Rush star Logan Henderson is onstage June 24 to 29; and Drake Bell, star of Drake & Josh, is up July 3 to 8.
This Toronto re-engagement stars Janel Parrish of Pretty Little Liars as Sandy and Matthew Helfer as Danny. See greaseonstage.com for more information.