I had seen the film when it was first released back in (checking) oh, we won't go there. It was the last time I saw a film at a drive in theatre and shortly after the Toorak Drive In closed. Anyway, I remember little of the film, except John Travolta and Oliver Newton John dancing.
I knew Rob Mills was the male lead in this production. The female lead was Gretel Scarlett, unknown to me. I thought Lucy Maunder was ever so good as Rizzo and she was my fave.
Much to my surprise, veteran Bert Newton played a radio dj and judge of a dancing competition. Bert being Bert did not take the role too seriously. More to surprise, Val Lehman, best known as Bea Smith in the television show Prisoner (Cell Block H), played the school Head Mistress. Then there was the very cute Anthony Callea performing and a couple of appearances by singer, dancer and dancing show judge, Todd McKenney. He too did not take it too seriously and was very funny.
You can see more about the show at the website and check out the cast.There are some very attractive people (read hot guys) there.
We left the theatre around 8.20 and strolled to the ever manic China Town for dinner. None of us was overly hungry and so only had some light food. We were home by 9.40.
So that was my musical for the year, err maybe except for London.