The 10 contestants are trimmed down to eight as one hopeful for the role of Danny and one for Sandy are cut. Frankie Avalon makes an appearance and performs “Beauty School Dropout” with the female contestants.
One hopeful for the role of Danny and one for the role of Sandy are eliminated. Afterward, the remaining aspiring theater actors offer singing and dancing performances. Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber serves as guest judge.
The 12 aspiring “Grease” performers---six hopefuls for Danny and six for Sandy---showcase their talents in singing and dancing routines for judges Kathleen Marshall, Jim Jacobs and David Ian. Olivia Newton-John serves as a guest judge.
The top aspiring stage performers journey to Los Angeles to undergo intense training under the tutelage of director-choreographer Kathleen Marshall and various acting, dancing and vocal coaches. Afterward, the top 12 contestants are chosen. Those making appearances include Adrian Zmed, Barry Bostwick, Lucy Lawless, Jeff Conaway and Marilu Henner.
A behind-the-scenes look at the nationwide casting search for the coveted roles of Danny and Sandy in a 2007 Broadway production of the musical “Grease.” Olivia Newton-John, star of the 1978 film “Grease,” makes a guest appearance.