Oh,Oh, those summer nights. Once upon a time, Taylor Swift starred in a childhood production of Grease, and now, the Danny Zuko to her Sandy Olsson is giving fans a peek at what she looked like onstage.
Comedian-actor Tobin Mitnick shared a trio of throwback photos on Instagram Thursday (Feb. 1) featuring Swift dolled up as Olivia Newton-John’s iconic character from the 1978 musical. In one photo, the pop star – who was then about 11 years old – performs onstage in a frizzy ‘70s wig and black bodysuit next to Mitnick, who is wearing a black muscle tee and sporting a slick John Travolta hairdo.
“Thank you mom for digging these pics of @taylorswift and I harmonizing like buttah on summer nights twenty five years ago out of storage,” he captioned the post. “June 2000.”
“Also trav the note is an f-sharp if youre interested,” Mitnick quipped, shouting out Swift’s football star boyfriend, Travis Kelce.
Swift has long been a fan of Grease, and even included a cover of “Hopelessly Devoted to You” on her demo CD in 2002. In 2016, she and Gigi Hadid watched Fox’s Grease: Live production featuring Julianne Hough and Aaron Tveit in the starring roles – and the model even captured the “Anti-Hero” singer passionately belting along to “Hopelessly Devoted” on the couch.
The throwback photos come just days ahead of the 2024 Grammys, where the 12-time winner is nominated in six categories including album, record and song of the year. Next week, she’ll resume her blockbuster Eras Tour with a slew of shows in Tokyo, after which fans are hopeful she’ll be able to fly back to the States in time to attend the Super Bowl in Las Vegas, where Kelce and the Kansas City Chiefs will be facing off against the San Francisco 49ers.
See photos from Swift’s Grease era below.
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