Dirty Dancing has come to The State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick!
Dirty Dancing is an iconic story known by fans all over the world. Dirty Dancing tells the story of a young woman named Baby who spends a life changing summer with her parents in the Catskills. What starts as a summer of innocence turns into a passionate romance with one of the resort’s dance instructors, Johnny. Baby and Johnny are from two different worlds, but become connected by dance, leading into a love affair.
Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage gives viewers the chance to be up close with one of their favorite love stories. The show included many of the film’s hit songs including “Hungry Eyes”, “Hey Baby”, and “Do You Love Me” which all received loud cheers from the audience. The performance also included the very popular, “I’ve Had the Time of My Life,” a song that instantly brings a smile to your face. It is very easy to find yourself dancing in your seat and wanting to sing along. There are several moments in the performance where the cast brings the heat through their passionate and mesmerizing dance moves.
Not only did the music and dancing come together, but so did the fantastic set work. Many were pleased to see the way they incorporated some of the most famous scenes from the film, including when Johnny and Baby are dancing on the log practicing their balance which leads to practicing lifts in the water.
Rachel Boone and Christopher Tierney took on the roles of Baby and Johnny bringing the characters to life on stage. The cast was fantastic!
The performance ended with an enthusiastic audience and a standing ovation.
As the audience dispersed the theater, we overheard audience members describing the performance as vibrant, phenomenal, and exciting. One audience member was also heard describing how she saw smiles everywhere she looked.
We had the time of our life and now it’s your turn!
The State Theatre Jersey is located in New Brunswick, NJ. The show runs from Friday, November 4th to Sunday, November 6th with 2 performances on both 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.