Following success in London and Toronto, this new national American tour of Dirty Dancing, inspired by the film of the same name, will start Sept. 28 in a limited engagement in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. Performances will play to Dec. 7.
Individual tickets range in price from $35-$95. A limited number of premium tickets will be available ranging in price from $125-$150. Tickets are available at Broadway in Chicago box offices (18 W. Monroe, 24 W. Randolph St. and 151 W. Randolph St.), through the Broadway in Chicago Ticket Line at (312) 902-1400, at all Ticketmaster ticket centers (including all Hot Tix, select Carson Pirie Scott, Coconuts and fye stores) or online at Ticketmaster.com.
Tickets are now available for groups of 20 or more by calling (312) 977-1710 and to subscribers of the 2008 Walgreens Broadway in Chicago Season Series.
Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage is produced by Jacobsen Entertainment, in association with Lionsgate and Magic Hour Productions, and written by Eleanor Bergstein, writer and co-producer of the smash movie.
The show is a theatrical hybrid that includes dancing, presentational singing, book scenes, but not traditional character singing or a new musical theatre score. It draws on pop songs from the hit film soundtrack. Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage "is a coming of age love story involving the talented and headstrong dancer Johnny Castle and Frances 'Baby' Houseman," according to producers. "During her family's summer vacation at the popular Kellerman's resort, Baby, a doctor's daughter with dreams of joining the Peace Corps, meets Johnny, the guy from the wrong side of the tracks. Against all odds, they fall in love, learning life-changing lessons along the way."
The show "follows the highs and lows of their summer romance."
The original story has been expanded for the stage. "While keeping magical moments from the film, in the theatre, Baby and Johnny's relationship is developed further; there is more sensational dancing; and, more music, joining favorite songs like the Academy Award-winning '(I've Had) The Time of My Life,' 'Hungry Eyes,' 'Hey Baby' and 'Do You Love Me?'"
Casting has yet to be announced.
For more information on Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage, go to www.DirtyDancingOnStage.com.