It was confirmed this morning that John Frosts’ production of Dirty Dancing will make its way to both Melbourne and Brisbane next year after its opening season at Sydney’s Lyric theatre in November.
Melbourne’s Princess Theatre (currently hosting the King and I and soon to be home to the Once company) will receive the production from March 2015 and the show will then transfer to Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre QPAC in May.
Auditions for this production have already taken place, although a cast announcement has yet to be made.
Dirty Dancing was first performed at Sydney’s Theatre Royal in November 2004. Following the Sydney World Premiere season, the production toured to Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Auckland, a sell-out season of 18 months throughout Australia and New Zealand. A new production opened at the Theater Neue Flora in Hamburg, Germany in March 2006 where it broke records for achieving the largest advance in European theatre history.
Featuring hit songs including Hungry Eyes, Hey! Baby, Do You Love Me? and the iconic (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life, Dirty Dancing has become one of the most popular musical productions of all time.
Dirty Dancing will follow Strictly Ballroom into the Lyric Theatre, Sydney, with performances from November 28, 2014
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