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Staged production of ‘Dirty Dancing’ to visit Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

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A production based on the hit movie ‘Dirty Dancing’ will take the F.M. Kirby Center stage for two shows early next year.
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WILKES-BARRE — A staged production of the hit film “Dirty Dancing” is coming to Northeastern Pennsylvania for two shows.

“Dirty Dancing — The Classic Story On Stage” will be performed on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at the F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square.

The classic story follows 17-year-old Frances “Baby” Houseman as she falls for dance instructor Johnny Castle in New York’s Catskill Mountains in the summer of 1963.

The production features an eight-piece live band, passionate romance and sensational dancing. The celebrated tale of love features hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” and the now iconic “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.”

In a press release form the Kirby Center, screenwriter Eleanor Bergstein said, “As I learned how many people watched the movie over and over and over, I began to think that what they really wanted was to share more physically in the event, to step through the screen and be there while the story was happening. And if that was true, then its natural form was theater.”

Tickets cost $45, $55, and $65 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through the Kirby Center box office, online at kirbycenter.org and by phone at 570-826-1100.

A pre-sale for Kirby members begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday through the same outlets.

A production based on the hit movie ‘Dirty Dancing’ will take the F.M. Kirby Center stage for two shows early next year.
https://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_DD_Press.jpgA production based on the hit movie ‘Dirty Dancing’ will take the F.M. Kirby Center stage for two shows early next year. Submitted photo

Times Leader staff reports

Reach Matt Mattei at 570-991-6651 or on Twitter @TimesLeaderMatt.

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