Do you remember the first time you saw the movie Dirty Dancing? If you’re as old as I am, it may just have been during its original release THIRTY-ONE years ago. And this one low-budget movie with a somewhat sketchy premise won our hearts, added a popular phrase to our pop culture (“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”), spawned countless wedding dances, and continues to influence media today. So when I was offered tickets to review the traveling production of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage at the Shubert Theater in Boston (with two to give away to you!), I had to say yes. I’m bringing a girlfriend and intend to have “The Time of My Life.” Want to do the same? Read on!
Dirty Dancing is directed by Sarna Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George – Broadway; War Horse – North American tour). Leading a company of 24 are Aaron Patrick Craven as Johnny Castle and Kaleigh Courts as Francis “Baby” Houseman. They are joined by Anaïs Blake as Penny Johnson, Erica Lee Cianciulli as Marjorie Houseman, Nickolaus Colõn as Billy Kostecki/Singer, Ryan Cupello as Robbie Gould, Buddy Daniels Friedman as Mr. Schumacher, Rick Grossman as Max Kellerman, Demitra Pace as Lisa Houseman, Owen Russell as Neil Kellerman, Christopher Robert Smith as Dr. Jake Houseman and Ramond Thomas as Tito Suarez. The ensemble is comprised of Alex Caldwell, Ayla Ciccone-Burton, Amanda Clement, J’royce Jata, Hunter Mikles, Honza Pelichovksy, Erica Philpot, Joshua Clifton Powell, Hannah Straney, Jay Stuart, Kelsey Walsh and Aidan Ziegler-Hansen.
Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage is at the Boch Center Shubert Theater from June 13-17, 2018. Tickets are available at the Boch Center Box Office, bochcenter.org, or by calling (866) 348-9738.
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Disclosure: We received free tickets to facilitate a review. The giveaway prize is provided by the sponsor. No other compensation was provided and all opinions are my own.