Dirty Dancing Presented By Broadway Across America

The Classic Story on Stage

DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE is set to wow audiences across the country.  It’s an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance, and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Host Olga Villaverde got the chance to sit down with star Samuel Pergande and Associate Choreographer David Scotchford before they hit the road for the North American tour in this Broadway Balances America segment. Just what goes into the making of this musical? We’ll find out. Plus Olga puts on her dance shoes and has the time of life… as she leaps into the story!


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Have the Time of Your Life with Dirty Dancing

The stage musical version of the smash hit film is now touring the nation and coming to a stage near you - thanks to Broadway Across America!

Do you remember Dirty Dancing, the movie that first captivated us in 1987 with its incredible love story and electrifying choreography? The stage musical version of the smash hit film is now touring the nation and coming to a stage near you—thanks to Broadway Across America!

BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring musicals and plays in North America, operating in 40 markets. The Balancing Act and BAA teamed up for a special six-part series, “Broadway Balances America,” that takes you behind the scenes of some of the most beloved musicals as they travel across the country – from Boston to Costa Mesa, from Houston to Minneapolis, and everywhere in between.

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance, and sensational dancing. You won’t want to miss this iconic love story between 17-year-old Frances “Baby” Houseman and sexy dance instructor Johnny Castle. Dirty Dancing features the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Do You Love Me?” and “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.”

Speaking of, The Balancing Act’s own host Olga Villaverde had the time of her life when she traveled to Orlando and put on her dancing shoes to dance with Samuel Pergande who stars as Johnny Castle in the national tour of Dirty Dancing. She even learned the iconic lift that stole people’s hearts in the original movie classic!

Tune in to see more-behind-the-scenes action and interviews with the Dirty Dancing cast and creative team on The Balancing Act on Tuesday, September 9th and 18th, 2014 at 7:00 am (ET/PT) on Lifetime TV.

See the below schedule to get your tickets!

Cincinnati
September 23 – October 5, 2014
Procter & Gamble Hall – Aronoff Center for the Arts

Minneapolis
October 7 – 19, 2014
Orpheum Theatre

San Antonio
November 4 – 9, 2014
The Majestic Theatre

Austin
November 11 – 16, 2014
Bass Concert Hall

Houston
November 18 – 23, 2014
Sarofim Hall – The Hobby Center

Atlanta
November 25 – 30, 2014
Fox Theatre

Jacksonville
December 9 – 14, 2014
Moran Theatre Times Union Center

New Orleans
December 16 – 21, 2014
Saenger Theatre

Portland
January 13 – 18, 2015
Keller Auditorium

Seattle
January 20 – February 1, 2015
The Paramount Theatre

Orange County
February 3 – 15, 2015
Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Tempe
February 17 – 22, 2015
ASU Gammage

Omaha
February 24 – March 1, 2015
Orpheum Theater (NE)

Pittsburgh
April 7 – 12, 2015
Benedum Center for the Performing Arts

Ottawa
April 14 – 19, 2015
National Arts Centre

Boston
April 28 – May 10, 2015
Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre

Baltimore
May 12 – 24, 2015
The Hippodrome Theatre

Madison
May 26 – 31, 2015
Overture Center for the Arts

Fox Cities
June 2 – 7, 2015
Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

Indianapolis
June 9 – 14, 2015
Clowes Memorial Hall

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Dirty Dancing Leaps on Stage for “Broadway Balances America” Series on The Balancing Act® on Lifetime with Partner Broadway Across America

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Dirty Dancing Leaps on Stage for “Broadway Balances America” Series on The Balancing Act® on Lifetime with Partner Broadway Across America

Host Olga Villaverde puts on her dancing shoes and gets a dirty dancing lesson from the show’s star Samuel Pergande aka “Johnny Castle” and Associate Choreographer David Scotchford on Tuesday, September 9 at 7:00 am (ET/PT)

(POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – PR.Com/LOG – September 3, 2014) DIRTY DANCING -THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE, presented by Broadway Across America, will leap to center stage on the award-winning morning show The Balancing Act® on the Lifetime® Channel on Tuesday, September 9 at 7:00 a.m. (ET/PT). Tune in as The Balancing Act takes viewers behind-the-scenes of the upcoming touring production of Dirty Dancing, as part of the “Broadway Balances America” series. This show will re-air on September 16th at 7:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on Lifetime.

The six-part special series “Broadway Balances America” will provide interviews highlighting the shows that are featured on Broadway Across America’s 2014-2015 Broadway series nationwide – from Boston to Costa Mesa, from Houston to Minneapolis, and everywhere in between.

In this episode, host Olga Villaverde gives viewers a sneak peek into what goes into the making of this incredible production, its romantic story, sensational choreography and electric music first having captivated millions in the classic movie version in 1987.

Olga gets up close and personal with star Samuel Pergande aka “Johnny Castle” and Associate Choreographer David Scotchford before they hit the road for the North American tour to learn some of the classic dance moves from the show including the iconic final leap between Baby and Johnny.

DIRTY DANCING -THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE features the hit songs, “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.”

About The Balancing Act® on Lifetime® Television
Now in its 7th year, The Balancing Act continues to empower women in all aspects of their lives. The mission at The Balancing Act is simple – the show strives to help today’s modern woman balance it all by bringing them positive solutions to enrich and empower them. Entertaining, educational and trusted by women, viewers can tune in to America’s premier morning show The Balancing Act on weekday mornings at 7:00 am (ET/PT) airing on Lifetime television. For additional information or to view a segment visit: http://www.thebalancingact.com

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About Broadway Across America
BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA is part of the Key Brand Entertainment family of companies, which includes Broadway.com and is operated by John Gore (Owner & CEO). BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring musicals and plays in North America, operating in 40 markets. As a leading Broadway producer, BAA is dedicated to the development and production of new and diverse theatre. Current/upcoming productions include Beautiful, Bullets Over Broadway, Million Dollar Quartet and Pippin. Past productions include Hairspray, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Memphis, Promises, Promises and The Producers. Broadway.com is the premier theater website for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. For more information please visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com and Broadway.com.

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