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I've had the time of my Life

Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage. Full of passion and romance, heart-pounding music and sensationally sexy dancing, the record-breaking musical is even better than before in this all-new production. The classic story of Baby and Johnny returns, following two blockbusters West End, runs and two hit UK Tours, featuring the hit songs Hungry EyesHey! BabyDo 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 about to learn some major lessons in life as well as a thing or two about dancing. On holiday in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents, she shows little interest in the resort activities and instead discovers her own entertainment. when she stumbles across an all-night dance party at the staff quarters. Mesmerised by the raunchy dance moves and the pounding rhythms, Baby can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle the resort dance instructor. Her life is about to change forever as she is thrown in at the deep end as Johnny’s leading lady both on-stage and off, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives.

Dirty Dancing I’ve had the time of my life!

The lyrics were ringing in my ears, as I think of Dirty Dancing and wanting to be able to dance how Penny and Johnny’s dance entwined and in sync with one another. Ah, I can Dream! Dirty Dancing - Carlie Milner as 'Penny' & Lewis Griffiths as 'Johnny' - cAlastair Muir   I was able to get the fantastic opportunity to see this show to review for the blog. It’s been a while since I had a night out with mum, and as it was her birthday I thought mum would be the best person to come and enjoy the show, and if she’s lucky enough a meal as well haha! Once I picked up the tickets from the lovely Michelle, we were ready to be seated! And we were pleasantly surprised with the seat choice. Like when we went to see The Rocky Horror show HERE. Unfortunately, there was no photography allowed.  

Lights, Stage and Action

So I wasn’t able to snap anything other than a cheeky selfie with mum and the neon stage light up!   Dirty Dancing Selfie   If you are anything like me and get hung up on non-original characters of films and shows, and how important it is that they bear a resemblance to the original actor. Dirty Dancing - Ostend 1 Katie Hartland as 'Baby' and Lewis Griffith as 'Johnny' and ensemble (C)Dreamteam Pics   All I can say was I think the cast chosen were great! If you closed your eyes, it would be like you were listening to the originals. I do also think the late Patrick Swayze would be happy with the choice of Johnny even though his hair was like Johnny Bravo hehe.   Dirty Dancing   There were some hilarious parts and wow I was amazed at how they managed the water scene. that bit was something that I was thinking how will they do that! But I didn’t need to worry it was fantastic! Well done to all production involved! It was quite funny at that scene in the bedroom best part all the women in the audience were sat on the edge of their seat waiting for it to start,

was quite funny.

Would recommend people to see this show I’d say a 4-star rating it was fantastic the stage and props moving choreography was well executed! A rather enjoyable evening !! Have you seen Dirty Dancing? If so what did you enjoy about it? KK,moo&monkey2]]>