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A CELEBRATION OF DIRTY DANCING

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Sunday, April 26 – 2:00 PM

A CELEBRATION OF DIRTY DANCING

DIRTY DANCING, 1987, Lionsgate, 100 min. As Los Angeles gets ready to welcome "Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage," the worldwide musical smash on May 8, the Cinematheque takes a look at the film that started it all. The one, the only, DIRTY DANCING, directed by Emile Ardolino and starring Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze. Jennifer Grey stars as Frances “Baby” Houseman, a college-bound 17-year old spending the summer of 1963 at a Catskills resort with her family. When she falls for working class dance instructor Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze) her world opens up, but her doctor father (Jerry Orbach) puts an end to the romance.But, "Nobody puts Baby in the corner!"

Kenny Ortega the choreographer of HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL also choreographed this film.

The film will be shown at 4:00 PM preceded by the sort of events you might have enjoyed as a guest at Kellerman's Resort - here, presented in the Egyptian Theatre courtyard - including dance lessons from professional instructors, a comedian, giveaways and more! Singles welcome, as we’ll have multiple dance instructors on hand. Audience members will also have an opportunity to win tickets to the stage play at the Pantages Theatre. So bring your dancing shoes and come dressed to do some of your own "dirty dancing."

About the Stage Play:
This event is a kick-off party for "Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage," the worldwide musical smash that is having its pre-Broadway, West Coast premiere right here in Los Angeles at the Pantages Theatre! The movie is a legendary entertainment phenomenon. The soundtrack is simply unforgettable. And now you can experience "Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage" as never before. Reimagined for the stage by the original screenwriter, Eleanor Bergstein, it is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing. Step inside 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 - told by a tremendous cast of 39 and featuring 35 hit songs, including "Hungry Eyes," "Hey Baby," "Do You Love Me?" and the heart-stopping Academy Award Winning song, "(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life." Everything you remember from the movie comes to life, with brand-new songs and scenes that make the story resonate more deeply with fans and newcomers alike. Don’t miss your chance to see this truly spectacular musical theater event, in a strictly limited engagement before it goes to Broadway.


 

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