Dirty Dancing, a musical stage adaptation of the 1987 hit romantic drama film is coming to Heinz Hall!
The musical features an impressive ensemble of artists who bring to life 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. Titled Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage, the musical’s book was written by Eleanor Bergstein and its musical direction was done by Chong Lim (one of the composers of the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney). It made its debut in Australia (at the Theatre Royal in Sydney) in 2004 and was a commercial success, selling over 200,000 tickets over a 6 month run. Since then, it’s become a global phenomenon with productions in New Zealand, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, and all over Europe. It’s West End production debuted at the Aldwych Theatre in 2006 and broke the record for the highest pre-sell in London’s history (with £6 million in ticket sales). By 2011, over 1 million people had seen the musical in London. It features 35 hit songs including Hungry Eyes, Hey Baby, Do You Love Me?, and (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.
Don’t miss your chance to see the musical that’s exploding with heart pounding music, breathtaking emotion, and sensationally sexy dancing!