Dirty Dancing as a film was a high school classic for my siblings and I. In fact several pivotal scenes were filmed around Lake Lure, NC where I went as a kid to camp and to vacation on the lake with my family.
I have many memories around that movie which is why it was really fun for my sister and I to meet for dinner before the show and then sit in floor seats for opening night of Dirty Dancing at the Academy of Music this last Tuesday night. The touring show is in town in Philadelphia now through Sunday, April 5 and yes, tickets are still available.
The show throughout the evening never gets boring. It’s active, lively and engaging. It deals with the same touchy topics of the movie – summer love, race relations, class relations and then of course, the impact on everyone of one staff member’s back-room abortion. It’s real and raw and every bit as poignant as the movie itself.
About the show:
Dirty Dancing — the Classic Story on Stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance, and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do you Love Me?” and the heart stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” London’s Sunday Express says, “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!” Don’t miss your chance to see this record breaking live theater sensation. You’ll have the time of your life!
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