Vanessa Hudgens wowed audiences with her performance as Rizzo in Fox’s Grease: Live on Sunday.
And the following day, the actress reacted to the well-deserved praise as well as enormous ratings.
“I can’t believe @gogrease is OVER! Grand opening and grand closing,” Hudgens, 27, wrote on Instagram and Twitter with a photo from her “There Are Worst Things I Could Do” scene.
“Thank you to everyone who watched and supported me last night. Doing #greaselive was one of the most incredible experiences and I’m so glad you guys liked it as much as I did. Till next time Rizz,” she concluded, also signing off with #PinkLadyForLife.
Fans and critics applauded Hudgens not only for her vocal talents, but also for her professionalism, considering her father Greg had died just a day before the live performance.
The star announced his death on Twitter Saturday, also noting that she would dedicate the production “in his honor.”
“I am so sad to say that last night my daddy, Greg passed away from stage 4 cancer,” she tweeted.
After the final scene, the ending credits paid tribute to Hudgens’ late father. “In loving memory of Greg Hudgens. June 22, 1950 – January 30, 2016,” the tribute read.
Costar Keke Palmer also echoed kind words to Hudgens. “To see her grace – that’s the kind of thing that ended up bringing a lot of tears to our eyes,” she told Entertainment Tonight.