Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.
A national touring production of "Grease" will play two Chicagoland dates in December 2010, Dec. 6 at the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet, Ill. and Dec. 11 at Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, Ind.
Actor Eddie Mekka has been touring with a national production of the hit musical "Grease" since September 2010, playing the dual roles of DJ Vince Fontaine (pictured here) and the crooning Teen Angel. (Joan Marcus)
Actor Eddie Mekka, of TV's "Laverne & Shirley" fame is starring as the crooning Teen Angel in a national tour of the hit musical "Grease," produced by Troika Entertainment and playing Chicagoland dates in December 2010. (Photo by Joan Marcus)
A new tour of the hit musical "Grease" produced by Troika Entertainment includes all of the favorite hit songs from both the original 1971 stage production and the popular 1978 film version. (Photo by Joan Marcus)
The last time Star Plaza Theatre booked a national professional tour of the hit Broadway musical "Grease," it was in 2000 and actress Cindy Williams, who played Shirley Feeney on ABC's "Laverne & Shirley," was starring as grumpy high school principal Miss Lynch.
FURRY FACES - - Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway musical "Cats" continues to entrance audiences during national tours and productions around the country.
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