Oh, this is fun!
>Danny: Phillipe Candeloro -- handsome a dancer
>Kiniky: Elvis Stojko -- Go Greased Lightening!
> (kiniky does greased lightening in the stage version)
I like these ideas a lot.
>Sandy: Oksana Baiul -- can do "good girl" turns "bad girl", art
>Rizzo: Surya Bonaly -- tough as nails
>Frenchie: Tara Lipinsky -- she could do goofy and perky well, I think
Actually, I can picture Oksana in any one of these roles. She can be a
good girl or a bad girl. And the Frenchie role is also appropriate,
because Oksana likes to experiment with make-up and different hair colors.
Other Sandy possibles: Katia (although the bad girl stint at the end
would be a stretch); Michelle Kwan (ditto); Josee Chouinard; Caryn
Other Rizzos: Katarina Witt; Nicole Bobek;
Other Frenchies: Liz Manley;
>The Villain: Lloyd Eisler (nuff said)
> Villian's Girlfriend who Takes Over at the Dance: Michelle Kwan
>dancer, fun for her to do a wicked part -- casting against type can be a
I can't picture Michelle being bad, but maybe it would work. Katarina
would be good in this role. Or how about Pasha???
>The other Pink Ladies: Irina Slutskaya and Nicole Bobek
How about Isabelle Brasseur?
>The other guys in Danny's gang: Timothy Goebel, Michael Weiss
Steven Cousins would make a great T-bird. And Ilia would look great in
the leather jacket. If Hough and Ladret were still together, they'd be a
good Pink Lady/T-Bird pair.
I'd like to see Tara play Patty Simcox, the cheerleader. I can't think of
who could be the jock. Maybe Michael Weiss, because he likes to work out
at the gym?