Published on February 3rd, 2015 | by admin





Due to huge demand, new tickets for Dirty Dancing will be released with tickets going on sale on Monday 9 February from Ticketmaster.

Melbourne audiences will have the time of their lives at Dirty Dancing, which will play at the Princess Theatre from 4 March 2015.

Kurt Phelan (Johnny), Kirby Burgess (Baby) and Nadia Coote (Penny) (c) Jeff Busby

The new Australian production has been thrilling audiences and critics alike in Sydney where it is currently playing at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. The show stars Kurt Phelan as Johnny Castle and Kirby Burgess as “Baby” Houseman. Classical music singer Mark Vincent makes his musical theatre debut as Billy Kostecki, Johnny’s cousin. Baby’s father, Jake, is played by Adam Murphy, and her older sister Lisa by Teagan Wouters, and in the role of dance instructor Penny is So You Think You Can Dance favourite Maddie Peat.

Kirby Burgess (Baby) and Kurt Phelan (Johnny) 'Final Scene 2' (c) Jeff Busby

Dirty Dancing is a roaring success – Sydney Morning Herald 

Seriously sensual – Daily Telegraph 

A slick fun night out – Stage Whispers 

The cast as a whole is outstanding, and the choreography melds fabulously with the at times laugh-out-loud dialogue, making for a really entertaining performance – Brag 

Unique, very special and faultless – Sydney Arts Guide 

Dirty Dancing is a wonderful Australian success story,” John Frost says. “The stage musical gave audiences the chance to hear the songs from the hit film performed live and to experience the breathtaking dance routines. People flocked to it, breaking records all around the world. Now, ten years after the World Premiere in Sydney, it returns home to where the magic began with a sensational new cast, and audiences can again have the Time Of Their Lives.”

Kirby Burgess (Baby) and Ensemble (c) Jeff Busby

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 holiday 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 where an all-night dance party is in full swing. Mesmerised 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.

Kirby Burgess (Baby) and Kurt Phelan (Johnny) (c) Jeff Busby

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.

New tickets for this much-loved musical production go on sale next Monday 9th February from Ticketmaster.

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