Miller Auditorium presents 'Dirty Dancing'

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Photo of cast members in Dirty Dancing—The Classic Story on Stage.

Rachel Boone (Baby) and Christopher Tierney (Johnny) in the North American tour of "Dirty Dancing—The Classic Story on Stage." (Photo credit: Matthew Murphy)

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—"Dirty Dancing—The Classic Story On Stage" will launch the third year of its North American tour this September, and one of the first stops will be at Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium. Four performances are scheduled Friday through Sunday, Sept. 30 through Oct. 2. Single tickets went on sale Friday, June 10.

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The production's book is written by Eleanor Bergstein, who penned the screenplay for the iconic film. The North American tour is directed by James Powell with choreography by Michele Lynch based on the original choreography by Kate Champion.

"Dirty Dancing—The Classic Story On Stage" explodes with romance, sensational dancing and heart-pounding music played live by an eight-piece onstage band. Seen by millions across the globe, this timeless love story features the hit songs "Hungry Eyes," "Hey Baby," "Do You Love Me?" and the classic "(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life."

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Dirty Dancing

It’s the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances 'Baby' Houseman is on vacation in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents. Mesmerized by the racy dance moves and pounding rhythms she discovers in the resort’s staff quarters, Baby can't wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle, the resort's sexy dance instructor. Passions ignite and Baby's life changes forever when she is thrown in to the deep end as Johnny’s leading lady, both on-stage and off.


Single tickets for "Dirty Dancing—The Classic Story On Stage" at Miller Auditorium will be on sale beginning Friday, June 10. Tickets are available now as part of a 2016-17 PNC Broadway in West Michigan Series subscription and may be purchased online at, by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858, or in person at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office.

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