Tuesday’s Pick: Dirty Dancing

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The stage show includes all the classic moments from the movie. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
The stage show includes all the classic moments from the movie. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

The stage show includes all the classic moments from the movie. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

Don’t put Tuesday in a corner; head to the theatre to see the iconic film Dirty Dancing reimagined on stage. And skeptical die-hard fans can relax because the film’s screenwriter, Eleanor Bergstein, wrote the play herself. Think of it as an extended director’s cut where characters’ stories go deeper, the dancing is bigger, and the audience is physically involved.

After the show began in 2004 in Sydney, Australia, it sold out all around the country and on its ensuing European tour. Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage is now the longest running show in the history of London’s Aldwych Theatre. And just last year, the show completed a multi-record breaking nationwide tour across the UK and Ireland.

The show begins its 6-day, 8-show stint at Bass Concert Hall on Tuesday at 8 p.m. And starting at 6:30 on Tuesday and Wednesday, two guest dancers from Texas Ballroom will host a “Time of Your Life” Loft Event with a short tutorial on how to dance “dirty dancing style.” There will also be a slideshow and snacks.

Tickets range from $25-$75.


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