Articles on ‘Dirty Dancing’

This Week in Musical Theatre – 31 October 2015

Caroline O'Connor in Anything Goes. Image by Belinda Strodder

Our ‘This week in Musical Theatre‘ column is back after a short hiatus and there is a lot going on this week. THIS WEEK: Anything Goes has their final show at the Sydney Opera house tonight, concluding the national tour. The production was received well both publicly and critically, taking home 3 Helpmanns this year.  AussieTheatre would… Read more.


Your Sunday Afternoon Zen: Kirby Burgess sings “Summertime”

Kirby Burgess and Kurt Phelan are Baby and Johnny Castle in Dirty Dancing. Photo by Kurt Sneddon.

It’s getting warmer, the days are longer, it’s not quite summer yet but “Summertime” still seems appropriate for this Sunday afternoon. Settle in and listen to Kirby Burgess, who has been touring the country playing Baby in Dirty Dancing, where she (sadly!) doesn’t get to sing at all. If you’ve only seen Kirby in that role,… Read more.


Major Musicals Update: 2015 and beyond

Kerrie Anne Greenland. Image by Matt Murphy.

Music Theatre in Australia is thriving! From the major commercial productions to independent and boutique seasons, it’s an exciting time to be involved in the music theatre industry. Keeping track of all that’s happening can be hard, so we’ve put it all down in one place for you! Take a look at what is in… Read more.



John Frost brings Dirty Dancing to Adelaide

Prominent Australian theatre producer John Frost has announced that his new production of the iconic musical Dirty Dancing will be heading to his own hometown of Adelaide in September for a strictly limited season. Following its world premiere in Sydney ten years ago, the worldwide hit show returned to Australia in 2014 with a season… Read more.


Dirty Dancing – Lyric Theatre, The Star

Kirby Burgess and Kurt Phelan. Image by Jeff Busby.

There’s something oddly mesmerising about the fan experience, especially when it occurs in the collective, in a public space. At a Buffy the Vampire Slayer convention, people will bond with strangers by speaking in quotes and in-jokes. At a Sound of Music singalong, everyone holds their breath for a certain notorious line-reading, and explodes in… Read more.


Win a double pass to see Dirty Dancing, Sydney

Dirty Dancing. Image by Kurt Sneddon

It’s 10 years since Dirty Dancing opened its world premiere production in Sydney, and AussieTheatre are celebrating the show’s return by giving away a DOUBLE PASS to see the November 30 performance at the Lyric Theatre, Sydney! It’s the summer of 1963, and 17 year old Frances “Baby” Houseman is about to learn some major… Read more.


Cast announced for Dirty Dancing – we talk to the leads!

Kirby Burgess and Kurt Phelan are Baby and Johnny Castle in Dirty Dancing. Photo by Kurt Sneddon.

Casting was announced this morning for the new tour the home-grown musical hit Dirty Dancing, and the leads are two emerging musical theatre stars in their first major leading roles: Kirby Burgess and Kurt Phelan. Burgess (Sweet Charity, LOVEBiTES) as Baby and Phelan (Saturday Night Fever, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) as Johnny Castle join the… Read more.


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