Grease Sing-A-Long premieres

Jul 2, 2010 at 3:25 p.m. ET

Grease is bigger than American Idol, badder than High School Musical and better than Glee (I said it!). Grease is, was and will always be the word.

Grease is back

Need proof? Then head to a showing of Grease Sing-A-Long as it makes its way across the country this month and witness the power of a Pink Lady.

Grease has been remastered to be brighter and shinier than ever before. What makes Grease Sing-A-Long such an event is the addition of lyrics to the bottom of the screen along with an open invitation to sing your heart out and dance in the aisle while watching Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta at his prime.

The moment the Grease soundtrack starts, chills rush up and down your spine, your heart thrills and you find yourself belting out words you assumed were long since forgotten, and the few you don't remember are dancing helpfully across the bottom of the screen -- just below John Travolta's adorably dimpled chin.

But this isn't your mama's karaoke sing-a-long and don't expect a boring yellow ball bouncing dorkily over the words. The lyrics have been wittily animated and worked seamlessly into the story, slyly winking at the audience and giving some extra sass.

Adding a slight Rocky Horror element to the experience, each audience member is given a gift bag filled with goodies to be used during the show, like pom poms for the pep rally, bubbles to blow during Beauty School Drop Out and a yellow handkerchief for the climactic race at Thunder Road.

Olivia Newton John and John Travolta in Grease

At the Grease Sing-A-Long premiere screening at the Hollywood Bowl, 18,000 people, from small children to adults in full costumes, came out to celebrate the return of one of the most beloved movie musicals of all time. Grease Sing-A-Long was a mind-blowing experience.

Do you have any idea how cool it is to see 18,000 people doing the Greased Lightning arm move at the same time? Or swaying in unison while singing Hopelessly Devoted without a single judgmental eye or ear in the crowd?

Cooler than Sandy in a catsuit purring, "Tell me about it, stud." Remember those chills we were talking about earlier? We guarantee they'll be multiplyin'.

Grease sing-a-long trailer

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