Articles on ‘Dirty Dancing’
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.
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.
The week that was: The first preview of Anything Goes at the Sydney Opera House is today, Saturday 5 September, with the official opening night on Tuesday 8 September. The cast are excited and tapping away hard on the Joan Sutherland Theatre stage. High Society had their first show at the Hayes Theatre last night… Read more.
Maddie Peat exudes excitement and energy. The 20-year-old dancer is clearly thrilled to play one of the leading roles, Penny Johnson, in Dirty Dancing. Fresh from last year’s So You Think You Can Dance, Peat was working five days a week at a juice bar when she received a call out of the blue asking… Read more.
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.
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.
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.
Theatre producing machine John Frost announced on Friday that his new production of Dirty Dancing will be heading to Perth for a limited season at the Crown Theatre in August 2015. The show, which has returned to Australia ten years after its world premiere in Sydney, is currently in previews at Sydney’s Lyric. After the Sydney… Read more.
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.
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.