Wednesday, July 24, 2024

A publicity still from “LUBE! The Musical,” opening Thursday at ImprovBoston in Cambridge’s Central Square.

For all the “Grease” lovers for whom “Grease 2” was inadequate, or an outrage, there is finally a sequel bringing back the characters from the original for a reunion.

Well, characters “inspired by” those characters are returning, anyway. This is a guerilla production: “Lube! The Musical,” opening Thursday at ImprovBoston, the comedy theater in Central Square, with a slogan demanding not too much thought: “20 years ago, you loved Grease. Now you need Lube!”

The original musical was written by Boston theater scene veterans Deana Tolliver and T.C. Cheever. They based the work on their own experiences with love, marriage and misfortune, they said, as well as a love of the same music from the ’50s and ’70s that made the original stage play and movie so popular.

The musical is directed by David Marino, who has overseen various scripted and improvised shows, including three ImprovBoston calls its most successful: “Pirate Lives,” “Groaners and Boners” and “Agent Spy,” which was showcased at the 2004 Chicago Improv Festival. In 2007, David co-wrote and directed the critically acclaimed Southcity Theater production of “Burlesque Me If I Love You: A Vaudeville Rendezvous” and has worked on various projects with The Improv Asylum, The Tribe, Rough n’ Tumble Theater Company and The Flat Earth Theater Company.

The musical runs Thursday through Saturday at 8 and 10 p.m. and Sunday at 8 p.m. at ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St., Cambridge MA 02139. Tickets are $16 or, for students and seniors, $12. For showtimes and tickets, click here.

This post was written from a press release.