Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage

Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music played live by an eight-piece onstage band, passionate romance and sensational dancing. The staged production of the worldwide smash-hit film with live music will play the Lutcher Theater on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 2 pm. Tickets are $45-$75 and can be purchased online at lutcher.org or by calling (409) 886-5534.

This timeless love story features the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.”

It’s the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman is on vacation in New York’s Catskill Mountains. Mesmerized by the racy dance moves and pounding rhythms she discovers in the resort’s staff quarters, Baby can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle, the resort’s sexy dance instructor. Passions ignite and Baby’s life changes forever when she is thrown in as Johnny’s leading lady, both on stage and off.

“As I learned how many people watched the movie over and over and over,” said Eleanor Bergstein, screenwriter of the film Dirty Dancing and book writer for the production, “I began to think that what they really wanted was to share more physically in the event, to step through the screen and be there while the story was happening. ... I have added 20 new original scenes, 36 numbers of live music and an eight-piece band onstage to invite the audience to come into Kellerman’s and experience the story as a live event.”

The Lutcher Theater is at 707 Main Ave. in Orange.