FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 9, 2016
CONTACT: Sheree Marcucci
Work: (203) 346-2008
WATERBURY – Theater-lovers will have the “time of their lives” when the Palace Theater in Waterbury kicks-off its 2016-2017 Webster Broadway Series with four performances of Dirty Dancing-The Classic Story on Stage, October 7-9, 2016. Tickets for the stage production of the international hit film range in price from $54 to $74 and go on sale Thursday, Jun. 16 at 10a.m. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 203-346-203, online at www.palacetheaterct.org, or in person at the Palace Theater Box Office, 100 East Main Street in Waterbury.
Before the Friday, evening performance on Oct. 6, and after the Sunday matinee performance on Oct. 9, patrons are invited to join Verbena Catering for a four-course pre-fixe dinner in the theater’s Poli Club. Dinner is $65 per person, which includes tax, service fees, coffee, and tea. Seating is limited, and reservations can be made when purchasing tickets through the Box Office.
Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this timeless love story features the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” performed live onstage by an eight-piece band. Set in the summer of 1963, the show centers around 17-year-old Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman during a 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.
Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage began as an eight-week staged workshop in Manhattan in the fall of 2001, and was first performed at the Theatre Royal in Sydney, Australia in November 2004 before embarking upon a hugely successful tour of Australia and New Zealand. The production began performances on London’s West End in October 2006 and went on to become the longest running show in the history of the Aldwych Theatre. It closed in July 2011, in advance of a two-year UK national tour and then returned to London for a limited season at the Piccadilly Theatre. To date the show has been performed around the globe and seen by millions of people.
For more information on the show, visit www.palacetheaterct.org or www.dirtydancingontour.com.
About the Palace Theater
The Palace's primary purpose is to revitalize the Greater Waterbury community through the presentation of the performing arts and educational initiatives in collaboration with area cultural and educational institutions. Its mission is to To preserve and operate the historic Palace Theater as a performing arts center and community gathering place that provides a focal point of cultural activity and educational outreach for diverse audiences.
The Palace Theater gratefully acknowledges support by Comcast, Crystal Rock, Webster Bank, Bank of America, City of Waterbury, CT DECD Office of Tourism, ION Bank, Republican-American, and WATR Radio.