"Dirty Dancing" full cast announced

"Dirty Dancing" full cast announced

The full cast has been anounced for Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage, which opens at the Aldwych Theatre 24 Oct 2006, following previews from 29 Sep, booking to 20 Oct 2007

As previously revealed Georgina Rich (Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman) and Josef Brown (Johnny Castle). They are joined by David Rintoul (Dr Jake Houseman), Issy Van Randwyck (Majorie), Isabella Calthorpe (Lisa), Nadia Coote (Penny), Nigel Williams (Max Kellerman), Rae Baker (Vivian), Billy Boyle (Mr Schumacher), Richard Dempsey (Neil Kellerman), Jason Griffiths (Moe Pressman), Richard Lloyd King (Tito Suarez), Ben Mingay (Billy), Richard O’Brien (Robbie), Brian Saccente (Stan) and Ursula Smith (Mrs Schumacher).

The ensemble includes Lucy Banfield, Ian Banham, Sarah Bowden, Dan Burton, Arielle Campbell, David Erik, Shimi Goodman, Helen Harper, Victoria Hinde, Chris Holland, Melissa Keyes, Paul Kitson, Richard Leeson, Chris Mellon, William Peaco Jnr, Tanya Perera, Emma Woods.

It is also announced that ticket sales for the show has exceeding £6million, officially the biggest box office advance for any show in West End history!

All the hits from the 80s film, which starred Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze, which includes Do You Love Me?, She's Like The Wind and Time Of My Life, are featured in the stage show along with some new numbers. The story has been re-written for the stage by Eleanor Bergenstein, but includes all of the movies memorable moments and some added scenes as well.

It is directed by James Powell, choreographed by Kate Champion, designed by Stephen Brimson-Lewis, lighting by Tim Mitchell, costumes by Jennifer Irwin, sound by Bobby Aitken, and musical supervisor is Conrad Helfrich.

Produced by Jacobsen Entertainment and Karl Sydow in association with Lions Gate Films and Eleanor Bergenstein.

The Houseman's take their vacation at a popular holiday camp, where youngest daughter 'Baby' meets dance teacher from the wrong side of the tracks, Johnny. There begins a classic love story through which we see that love can conquer all barriers and we learn that 'nobody puts Baby in the corner'!

This stage version premiered in Australia in 2004.

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