Those immortal words “nobody puts baby in a corner”. Now Leeds is set once again to embrace Dirty dancing the musical 2014 at Leeds Grand theatre in 2014.
Dirty Dancing looks set to become the biggest selling show of all time at Leeds Grand Theatre. The worldwide phenomenon has already smashed the £1.5 million mark in ticket sales. I have seen many large productions over the years,but none came close to being as amazing as this show.
Dirty Dancing the Musical 2014
Written by Eleanor Bergstein the film’s creator and scriptwriter. The Dirty dancing musical combines all the much-loved characters, additional songs and all new choreography dance scenes by Kate Champion. The show is full of amazing video-projected scenery helping immerse you in the show.
The show combines a Dance story with music in a new way, obviously no one can fill Patrick Swayze’s shoes but Paul-Michael Jones who plays “Johnny” just has simply hooked right from the start of the show with his amazing stage presence and that trade mark Patrick Swayze “Swagger”.
The projected scenery and sound make you feel as if you are right there with the cast watching their life story unfold in front of you.
The dancers and singers swing right in to action with some “Dirty Dancing” you don’t know who to watch as the cast fill the stage dancing with moves that I didn’t think were possible(I wish I could dance that way). The moves were slick and more impressive than some of the choreographed dance steps from the original Dirty Dancing flick.
Emily Holt plays a very impressive “Baby” and has the trademark curls and even facial features that match Jennifer Grey to a tee. The costume department have really gone to town adding great attention to detail making the costumes perfect and as close to the film as possible.
The stunning Charlotte Gooch plays “Penny” who amazed me with her dancing and acting ability and again looks very similar to the actress In the original Dirty Dancing film.
Dirty dancing the musical 2014 has emotion and excitement plus a great deal of comedy too, mostly from Emilia Williams who plays Lisa Houseman “Baby’s sister”. You will be impressed with her hula singing and dance scene.
Dirty dancing the musical ticks every box for me, Paul Michael Jones (Johnny) captivated the audience with just the right level of arrogance and torment that the character Johnny displayed in the original screenplay. At the same time Jones played the softer side of Johnny perfectly. I was enthralled all the way through and I could easily watch the show over and over again, especially just to hear Johnny say “nobody puts Baby In the corner” which had the audience in uproar as did the last dance and of course. Just wait until for the uproar of the last lift at Kellerman’s last night of the season show by the audience.
- Dirty Dancing the Musical is showing at Leeds Grand Theatre from 11th November until 6th December 2014
- For ticket availability and pricing visit Dirty Dancing the musical Leeds Grand Theatre.
(We were sent to watch this event by the management of the Grand Theater In Leeds for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are of my own)
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