Thursday, June 19, 2008

Dirty Dancing: The Stage Show

Just got back from seeing this, what fun! Totally cheesetastic, it followed the movie pretty spot on, with a few added scenes that didn't really enhance the basic story. The coolest part was to see how they used amazing technical theatre devices to show scenes such as when Johnny and Baby practice lifts in the water. I found the plot extensions to be quite indulgent, so I'm curious as to the dramaturgy behind them. The girl playing Penny was an unbelievable dancer, she had the most amazing legs! Johnny was played by an understudy tonight, and flubbed his line 3 times, so that kind of took away from his performance. I wonder what the "real" Johnny is like. Of course, no one can top Patrick Swayze in the movie! I've seen it over 30 times, thanks to countless sleepovers in Junior High. :) What a fun way to spend a Thursday night!

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