What's the Difference between Grease the Play and Grease the Movie?

Musical

Grease

7%
Released: 1972
Playwrite: Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey

Grease

93%
Released: 1978
Director: Randal Kleiser
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In the Play In the Movie
Danny Zuko
Danny Zuko
Portrayed by: John Travolta
Sandy Dumbrowski
Sandy Olsen
Portrayed by: Olivia Newton-John
Kenickie
Kenickie
Portrayed by: Jeff Conaway
Betty Rizzo
Betty Rizzo
Portrayed by: Stockard Channing
Doody
Doody
Portrayed by: Barry Pearl
Sonny LaTierri
Sonny LaTierri
Portrayed by: Michael Tucci
Roger
Putzie
Portrayed by: Kelly Ward
Frenchy
Frenchy
Portrayed by: Didi Conn
Marty Maraschino
Marty Maraschino
Portrayed by: Dinah Manoff
Miss Lynch
Principal McGee
Portrayed by: Eve Arden
This Character does not appear.
Coach Calhoun
Portrayed by: Sid Caesar
Eugene Florsyck
Eugene Felsnick
Portrayed by: Eddie Deezen
Patty Simcox
Patty Simcox
Portrayed by: Susan Buckner
Cha-Cha Digregorio
Cha-Cha Digregorio
Portrayed by: Annette Charles
Teen Angel
Teen Angel
Portrayed by: Frankie Avalon
Vince Fontaine
Vince Fontaine
Portrayed by: Edd Byrnes
Johnny Casino
Johnny Casino & the Gamblers
Portrayed by: Sha-Na-Na
This Character does not appear.
Leo Balmudo
Portrayed by: Dennis C. Stewart
Betty Rizzo
Betty Rizzo
Portrayed by: Adrienne Barbeau
Grease Play vs Movie
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In the Play In the Movie
   Cha-Cha Digregorio is overweight, doesn't like the "crummy" dance decorations, and prides herself as a good dancer. She's also the girlfriend of a member of the unseen Flaming Dukes rival gang which is the cause of the rumble that never happens. Cha-Cha is a sexy ex-girlfriend of Danny's.
   Rizzo sings "Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee" with both boy and girl gang members present while they're hanging out in a park. It takes place after the girls' slumber party. Rizzo sings "Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee" during the girls' slumber party.
   A rumble is arranged with a rival gang that never shows up. A car race takes place with a rival gang.
   Sandy befriends and does a school project with Eugene. Instead of Eugene, Sandy briefly dates Tom Chisum, a character created for the movie.
   "Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee (Reprise)" sung by Sandy has 3 verses with dialogue after the 2nd verse when she makes a phone call to Frenchy. "Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee (Reprise)" sung by Sandy has only 2 verses with dialogue after the 1st verse when she speaks to Frenchy in person. The original 2nd verse is not included.
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