Janel Parrish on Grease

Nov 27
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Join us for an intimate conversation with Janel Parrish, best known for playing Mona on the hit TV show Pretty Little Liars, who returns to the stage to star as Sandy in a brand new revival of Grease The Musical at Toronto's Winter Garden Theatre. We look forward to chatting with Janel about her experiences tackling an iconic musical role, her transition from stage to screen and back again, her female role models as an actor, and highlights of her career so far.

Following the talk, stick around for a one-night-only special screening of the 1978 hit Grease, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.

Space is limited. Tickets are $17, with all proceeds directly supporting TIFF’s Share Her Journey campaign.

Buy your tickets for this special evening before November 18 and you will have a chance to win four tickets to see Grease The Musical on December 6 at 7:30pm.

Produced by Irregular Entertainment, Grease The Musical runs until December 10 at the historic Winter Garden Theatre. This brand-new revival of Broadway's greatest high-school musical stars Janel Parrish and is directed by Broadway choreographer Josh Prince, with stunning new arrangements of songs from the 1978 film by legendary Vegas crooner Phil Burton. Please click here to view show trailer.

Save 25% on Tuesday and Wednesday performances of Grease when you use the code PARTY25. Please click here to book.

Janel Parrish

Although Janel is best known for playing Mona on the hit TV show Pretty Little Liars, her career actually began on stage at age six when she was cast as Little Cosette in both the Broadway production and national tour of Les Misérables. She is so excited to be back on the stage in her dream role of Sandy in Grease. Growing up in Hawaii, Janel starred in many musical productions until she decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue a film and TV career. In between filming schedules, Janel also made an appearance on Dancing With The Stars, where she was a finalist, and on L.A. stages, where she played both Anna and Wendla in Spring Awakening, Juliet in For The Record: Baz, and both Kathryn and Cecile in Cruel Intentions: The Musical (in Los Angeles and New York City).

Janel can be seen in the Pretty Little Liars spinoff Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, coming next year.

She would like to thank the producers and Josh Prince for showing her that no dream is impossible, and to her family and Chris for their love and support

Rachel David

Rachel David was born in Vancouver, but built her broadcasting career in Toronto over the past eight years. She is the CEO and founder of the marketing company Hashtag Communications, where she helps clients like RBC, Loblaws, and Best Buy share their messaging through influential social media personalities.