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June 2017 - Let Us Entertain You: Dirty Dancing

“(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” “She’s Like the Wind.” “Stay.” When these songs play on the radio, only one movie comes to mind: Dirty Dancing, arguably one of the most romantic dance movies of all time. Now fans of the original movie and newcomers, alike, can enjoy the story as a powerfully entertaining, live, musical experience that takes the stage at Popejoy Hall on June 15-18. This classic “boy meets girl” show has touched millions across the globe. Frances “Baby” Houseman (played by Jillian Mueller) is coming into her own, looking for a life-changing experience during her family’s annual vacation. In walks Johnny Castle (played by Christopher Tierney), who turns the young Baby’s world upside down with the power of dance and music.

If the storyline doesn’t get you, the music will. Set in the summer of 1963, the energetic score truly sets the background for the story, featuring such hits as “Hey! Baby,” by Bruce Channel, and other 60’s classics by artists such as The Drifters, Marvin Gaye, and Mickey & Sylvia. But along with the vintage, Dirty Dancing highlights more modern hits, like “She’s Like the Wind,” from the late Patrick Swayze, “Hungry Eyes,” from Eric Carmen, and the quintessential Dirty Dancing tune, “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes.

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage became a reality at the Theatre Royal in Sydney, Australia, in November of 2004. The production then toured nationally in Australia and New Zealand, including stops in Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Perth, with sold-out shows for 18 months. The production, featuring a different cast, opened at the Theater Neue Flora in Hamburg, Germany, in 2006 and broke records for achieving the highest advance in European history. The U.S. Tour began in 2014 and has received praise at every stop.

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage will lift you up and get you moving. Come experience it live, and have the time of your life!

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