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Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story on Stage

  • Eisenhower Auditorium State College, PA 16801 (map)

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 vacation in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents, Baby shows little interest in the resort activities, and instead discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles upon the staff quarters when an all-night dance party is in full swing. Mesmerized 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.

Baby’s 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 with breathtaking consequences.

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage features the hit songs including ‘Hungry Eyes’, ‘Hey! Baby’, ‘Do You Love Me?’ and the heart stopping ‘(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life’.

Many favorite original masters feature within this stage sensation blending the movie soundtrack seamlessly with live performances by our cast. Some of these classic tracks include ‘Cry To Me’ by the larger-than-life rhythm & blues singer, Solomon Burke, the no.1 hit single ‘Hey! Baby’ by Bruce Channel and ‘These Arms of Mine’, Otis Redding’s first solo record.

Other artists featured are Gene Chandler, The Chantels, The Drifters, Marvin Gaye, Lesley Gore, Mickey & Sylvia, The Surfaris, Doris Troy and Django Reinhardt, all who contributed to the creation of everyone’s favorite 1960′s soundtrack.

Information taken from the troupe's website,

Please arrive by 7 pm to obtain equipment and listen to pre-show information. Running time for the show is 2 hours and 15 minutes including a 20 minute intermission. Tickets are required and may be obtained online or by phoning 1-800-ARTS-TIX or 814-863-0255. Limited complementary tickets may be available; phone Christine Igoe at at the CPA box office, 814-863-0234, to inquire. Reservations must be made with the SLSG office for the AD service ( or 814-238-0132) by March 8. 

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