The smash-hit musical Dirty Dancing is all set to explode on to the stage at His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen – and anyone who has every imagined themselves into the role of Baby is to get the chance to learn how it’s done.
For fans can book their place on an official Dirty Dancing workshop at the city centre theatre on two Thursdays during the month-long run, on March 22 and 29.
The workshops are being organised by dancer and actress Shona Lindsay, who plays the part of Marjorie Housman – Baby’s Mum – in the show, and Steven Pritchett, both tutors at The Academy for Theatre Arts.
They include four hours of choreography, songs and scene work from the first ever national tour of the iconic musical, culminating with a mini performance of The Playhouse, Kellerman’s and of course, the legendary Time of my Life!
The workshop package includes a ticket to the evening performance of the production, starring Paul-Michael Jones as Johnny Castle, the role immortalized by Patrick Swayze; the chance to have a photo taken with the famous watermelon and a workshop certificate.
The package costs £60, and space on the two workshops is limited so pre-booking is essential, online at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.
The sizzling blockbusting musical – one of the most successful musicals in West End history - looks set to become the biggest selling show of all time at HMT – and there are still tickets available across the month-long run from Tuesday, March 6 to Saturday, March 31 from Aberdeen Box Office.
Alongside Paul-Michael, Emily Holt will be carrying the watermelon as idealistic Baby Houseman who discovers love and life in the summer she will never forget and Charlotte Gooch who burns up the dance floor as Johnny’s dancing partner Penny.