ByKristin Lai, writer at
MP Staff Writer, cinephile and resident Slytherclaw // UCLA Alumna // Follow me on Twitter: kristin_lai
Kristin Lai

If Sunday night's Grease: Live special was any indication, "Grease" actually is the word. And if the social media accounts of those involved proved anything, it's that being students at the fictional Rydell High brought together some incredible friendships.

After sufficiently prowling through the Instagram accounts of some of the performers, I'm convinced that working in this production was more fun than all of my high school dances combined.

1. Aaron Tveit and Julianne Hough were caught goofing around

Ready for our first @gogrease run thru! #GreaseLive lets go!

A photo posted by @aarontveit on

2. Julianne looking stunning as a blue photobomber

3. Julianne hanging out with the original Frenchy (Didi Conn)

4. Aaron and Julianne giving their recording session a big thumbs up

We go together like.... Wopbobbaloobopawop bamBOOM! #GreaseLive @gogrease recording the ALBUM!

A photo posted by Julianne Hough (@juleshough) on

5. The 'Grease: Live' cast rehearsed in modern clothing

Wa-oooooo YEAH!! #greaselive

A photo posted by Julianne Hough (@juleshough) on

6. The Pink Ladies harmonized

It's the time! Tune in to watch #GreaseLive on Fox! @gogrease

A video posted by Vanessa Hudgens (@vanessahudgens) on

7. Carly Rae Jepsen became IRL BFFs with Didi Conn

8. And Didi gifted her with an adorable locket and her original Frenchy shirt

9. Aaron serenaded Carly (behind Frenchy's back)

10. Three of the leading ladies became beautiful blonde pineapples

11. Ana Gasteyer put her hair up to become Principal McGee

12. And showed us the trick to getting those totally '50s curls

Funfact: #oldschool hair product is delivering those killer #GreaseLive hairdos #familyplanning @GoGrease

A photo posted by anagasteyer (@anagasteyer) on

13. Elle McLemore showed off her truly outrageous volume

14. David Del Rio lovingly shoved Aaron in a locker

Caption this.. #GreaseLIVE

A photo posted by Carlos PenaVega (@therealcarlospena) on

15. Elle and Keke Palmer kicked it with the original Doody (Barry Pearl)

#mood @gogrease @kekepalmer #barrypearl #GreaseLive

A photo posted by Elle McLemore (@ellemclemore) on

16. Carlos Pena accidentally hit Jordan Fisher in the face

That time @therealcarlospena hit @jordan_fisher in the face while playing ninja during rehearsals. Priceless.

A photo posted by Vanessa Hudgens (@vanessahudgens) on

17. Elle and Noah Robbins took a pouty selfie

18. Aaron and Mario Lopez had a handsome man competition (apparently)

Commercial break. Hangin with Danny Zuko... @aarontveit #GreaseLive

A photo posted by Mario Lopez (@mariolopezextra) on

19. And he also cozied up to the made-up Sandy

My girl @juleshough absolutely killed it as Sandy. And as nice & sweet as she is talented. Love her... #GreaseLive

A photo posted by Mario Lopez (@mariolopezextra) on

20. Ana Gasteyer and Haneefah Wood gave us new

21. Kether Donohue and Ade Chike Torbert gave us a modern alternative to the hand jive

Dancing the night away with @adechike #GreaseLive

A photo posted by Kether Donohue (@ketherdonohue) on

22. Kether and Ana got comfortable on the gymnasium floor

Our seductive silly mermaid pose for a fake magazine cover promoting sexy funny women in media @anagasteyer

A photo posted by Kether Donohue (@ketherdonohue) on

23. The T-Birds looked as cool as ever in some pretty uncomfortable poses

We think we're cool... #GreaseLive photo cred: @davidkorins

A photo posted by Carlos PenaVega (@therealcarlospena) on

24. Sonny finally won over Principal McGhee

Sonny finally won over McGhee!!! @anagasteyer @gogrease #greaselive #australiagetready #englandtonight

A photo posted by Andrew Call (@theandrewcall) on

25. Noah praised Didi for being the sweetest woman ever

26. Ana got to hang out with Boys II Men

27. It became a little chaotic behind the scenes

Behind the scenes extras. Opening scene. @isthatjessiej @anagasteyer @gogrease #greaselive #grease @foxtv

A video posted by BoyzIIMen (@boyziimenofficial) on

28. Jessie J looked fabulous opening for the show

29. Keke and Vanessa Hudgens looked stunning in their Christmas colored attire

One more day to #GreaseLive. So excited for you guys to watch this! @gogrease

A photo posted by Vanessa Hudgens (@vanessahudgens) on

30. Carly shared a bit of the madness between scenes

Inbetween scenes! @gogrease

A video posted by Carly Rae Jepsen (@carlyraejepsen) on

31. Vanessa was ecstatic after nailing her performance as Rizzo

The look of OMG WE DID IT. Missing my grease family.

A photo posted by Vanessa Hudgens (@vanessahudgens) on

32. And everyone joined in one big group hug to celebrate the show

From all their time rehearsing together to finally finishing the show, it looks like Grease: Live cast all became great friends through the process. Now it's time for these talented performers to sign one another's yearbooks and graduate on to bigger and better things!


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