Hundreds of hopelessly devoted fans of the musical "Grease" -- many in poodle skirts or T-shirts and leather jackets -- converged on Venice High School on Friday, eager to be the one that they want for a new Broadway show.
Breaking into song and impromptu dance steps as cameras panned the scene, would-be Sandy Dumbrowskis and Danny Zukos lined up to audition for NBC's reality series "Grease: You're the One That I Want!," hosted by Billy Bush. The winners will star in a revival of the 1950s-era musical, slated to open in June.
Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall, who will direct and choreograph the new musical; "Grease" co-creator Jim Jacobs; and theater producer David Ian will serve as judges. Ian also produced the BBC reality show "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?," which tapped an actress for the lead in Andrew Lloyd Webber's West End revival of "The Sound of Music."
"If I get this chance, I'd put everything on hold," said Angela Sanicola, 23, a substitute teacher from Lake Elsinore. "I played Sandy in high school."