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Dirty Dancing, The Classic Story on Stage in Perth

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A much loved & classic show for the time of your life
Audiences will have the time of their lives as the energetic and saucy stage production of Dirty Dancing comes to Perth, from 1 August 2015, at the Crown Theatre.

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Dirty Dancing The Musical

The Perth production of Dirty Dancing stars Kurt Phelan as Johnny Castle and Kirby Burgess as "Baby" Houseman. Classical music singer Mark Vincent is making his musical theatre debut as Johnny's cousin, Billy Kostecki, and after becoming known on So You Think You Can Dance, Maddie Peat is playing the dancing sensation Penny, in the show.

Dirty Dancing Kurt Phelan and Kirby Burgess
Kurt Phelan (Johnny) and Kirby Burgess (Baby) Image by Jeff Busby

The classic story of Dirty Dancing begins as 17 year old Frances is on holidays with her older sister and parents but she has little interest in the resort activities. She is affectionately called "Baby" by her family, but she really grows up on this holiday, as she stumbles upon the excitement of a dance party in the resort staff's quarters. Baby is drawn in by the raunchy dance moves and wild music and, of course, the charismatic resort dance instructor, Johnny Castle. Baby's life changes as she becomes Johnny's partner, both on and off stage, culminating in the dramatic line "Nobody puts Baby in a corner" as Johnny sweeps Frances on to the dance floor and they stun the audience with their sensational dancing and that unforgettable final lift.

Dirty Dancing Kurt Phelan
Kurt Phelan (Johnny) and Ensemble Final scene Image by Jeff Busby

The stage show features the sensational songs from the hit film, including Hungry Eyes, Hey! Baby, Do You Love Me? and the ever popular (I've Had) The Time Of My Life.

Broadway World exclaims, "The dancing is simply stunning," as the show delights the audience with breathtaking dance routines. The Age raves that the show is "Colourful and energetic…. swift and slick."

Performance Times:
Wed-Sat 8pm,
Matinees Wed at 1pm and Sat at 2pm,
Sunday 1pm and 6pm

Bookings: 132 849 or
For Groups of 8 or more call 1300 364 001
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When: 1st-30th August 2015
Phone: 132 849
Where: Crown Theatre, Perth
Cost: From $59.90
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