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Dirty Dancing Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.6 Stars)

Number of reviews: 28

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5.0 star rating Mary Ann McHugh Tritschler from Cincinnati, Ohio

FANTASTIC

This has got to be one of the top plays I've seen in a long time. Left felling good . . . so excited I got to see it and want to go again!!!!

5.0 star rating Mel Eiteljorge from South Bend, Indiana

LOVED IT

Wonderful. Christopher Tierney can both dance and act. All cast members were great. The final lift made me cry. I was watching post shoulder surgery but forgot my pain. I'd go again.

5.0 star rating from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

KAREN - BELLE VERNON. FANTASTIC

My son gave me tickets for Mothers Day. Fantastic show. Followed the movie great. The cast were awesome. Baby and Johnny had great chemistry and looked somewhat like the original couple. I could have sat through another performance. Hats off to the whole cast. Thank you so much

5.0 star rating Modesta martinez from Albuquerque, New Mexico

DIRTY DANCING

Great and very entertaining! Would very much recommend it!

5.0 star rating from Huntsville, Alabama

FANTASTIC SHOW

My husband and I saw Dirty Dancing in Huntsville, AL...It was a fantastic show. The actors/dancers were fabulous. I would love to see it again...

5.0 star rating Mike and Nancy Hatten. from Tucson, Arizona

DIRTY DANCING

This show was great. It followed the story lines of the movie and the characters fit their roles. I was rolling on the floor when Lisa did that Hawaiian talent show song and dance. A must see for everybody. Not fit for children. Many restaurants of all types within walking distance.

5.0 star rating from Schenectady, New York

DIRTY DANCING

What a fantastic show! The singing, dancing, stage sets, costumes, music were all amazing! Well done!

5.0 star rating Alysha from Myerstown, Pennsylvania

AMAZING

I have loved this movie since I was a little girl. I absolutely think the crew did an amazing job! This was beyond amazing! I would see it again & again if I could.

5.0 star rating Dorothea Sarteschi from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

DIRTY DANCING

My husband and I absolutely loved it. I would go see it again if it came back. I was in awe with the dancing and loved the music. I highly recommend seeing this play and we had dinner at Fennicci's restaurant in Hershey before we went there. Dinner was delicious. A great evening out for anyone. We love the Hershey Theatre and we are glad that it is part of our life entertainment. We look forward to more great plays and entertainment at the Hershey Theatre in the future.

5.0 star rating JParnell from Richmond, Virginia

DIRTY DANCING DELIVERED!

Terrific show, fun crowd! Fast moving with a great cast and dancing, cool sets and the voices of Erica Philpot and Nikolaus Colon!! Thanks for a wonderful night.

5.0 star rating Araceli Barredez from San Diego, California

AMAZING

Loved the energy, dancing, the cast was simply amazing. Highly recommend it.

4.5 star rating Barb from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

WAS AT OPENING NIGHT

Just awesome! Cast just all clicked together!Would see it again thank you!

4.0 star rating Tami from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

AN ENJOYABLE EVENING!!

My daughter and I saw the show together and we both loved it. I'm not sure why I expected it to be a musical (slightly disappointed that it wasn't). but the talent and energy of the cast made up for that. I completely disagree with the previous review stating that the show is not suitable for tweens.. To each their own. The cast was fun, the music great, and the evening memorable!!

4.0 star rating Laura S from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

GREAT SHOW, EXTRA PLOT LINES?

The show itself was great, the singing, dancing and acting was wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed it and the adaptation from movie to play. However, the extra plot line for the MLK speech and freedom riding, the extra interactions of Baby's mother with other characters, I found very strange, and out of place. Should have kept the original plot from the movie.

4.0 star rating from Richmond, Virginia

SONG AND DANCE

Wow, the singers were fantastic! Looking for their CDS??? Dancing was super as well. I do think the movie is more dramatic than the play but in general it stayed true to the film. I did not eat downtown, but there are many wonderful restaurants close by on Main St. Not sure if this is the best show for children; it probably depends on the maturity of the children.

4.0 star rating Kiersten Brown from Richmond, Virginia

GREAT DANCING

Compared to the movie, the dancing and music were excellent, but the acting lacked passion from the movie. Lines seemed rushed and not genuine. Also the MLK scene wasn't in the movie and made it seem awkward and not necessary. Loved Lisa's hula dance and the final dance!

3.0 star rating Liz from Cape May, NJ

IT WAS OK

I really enjoyed the sets and the dancing . The singing was good, but the microphones needed to be turned down a little volume wise. At times when the singers hit their high notes I felt I needed to cover my ears. I wasn’t crazy about the extra story lines and I feel they dragged it out a bit. And some of the acting lacked emotion, like the dad. Overall I enjoyed the play, I don’t think I would see it again though.

3.0 star rating Patricia Hays from Boston, Massachusetts

DISAPPOINTED

We saw the show in Boston at the Schubert Theatre. The first half was very stilted ma And just did not flow. The lead singer had a nice voice but it sounded like she was shouting. this could have been the acoustics or the sound person not making the appropriate adjustments. Second act moved along more quickly and the dancing was great, the line nobody puts baby in the corner just seemed out of place

3.0 star rating Rebecca from Spokane, Washington

DISAPPOINTING

Dirty Dancing is one of my favorite movies of all time but taking this story to the stage fell short of achieving the emotional journey I was expecting. The set designs were well done and the dancing was commendable. However, the acting was not what I have come to expect from these Best of Broadway productions. Kaleigh Courts, "Baby," did a good job of delivering her lines but would have been more successful if other actors had put as much emotion into their characters as she did. Aaron Patrick Craven was a wonderful dancer but not as sincere in his line delivery as he could have been. Nickolaus Colon as Kostecki was very good. His voice was the show stopper! "Penny" was played well by Anais Blake but it was her dancing that really set her apart. The sound system was horrible, either too loud or not audibly clear. One of my favorite scenes was the lift lesson in the water - great adaptation. All in all I was disappointed. Not for under 13 and not worth the money.

2.0 star rating Eric from Kansas City, Missouri

NOT FOR THE STAGE

I went with low expectations based on feelings I had from video previews. I didn't set my expectations low enough, because this production was sincerely one of the worst plays/musicals I've seen and I have viewed plenty. The show is overlong and is void of any real purpose, sincerity and emotion. The lines were peformed in a very passive and unfeeling manner, making every scene feel thin and empty. The transitions between beats and scenes were extraordinarily bad. The changes were very awkward and made things feel disjointed. The only redeeming factors in the show were the music, excellent choreography and scenic backdrops. Beyond that, I did not enjoy Dirty Dancing. Some stories aren't meant to be adapted for the stage and this is one of them (along with The Bodyguard). Broadway has dropped its standards way down for this to get a green light. It needs a ton of retooling. I was very disappointed.

2.0 star rating Kristi H from Chicago, Illinois

UNNECESSARY CHANGES TO PLOT

As a whole, the dancing was FANTASTIC. Dr. Houseman was poorly cast to say the least. They added many political plot lines that were totally unnecessary, adding scenes and rushing through others. The "teaching" of baby was terribly rushed, and disjointed. This is the 3rd time I've see the play version of Dirty Dancing, and was sorely disappointed.

2.0 star rating C,MARSHALL from Syracuse, New York

DIRTY DANCING

WHILE THE DANCING WAS EXCELLENT, THE STORY DID NOT TRANSLATE WELL FROM A MOVIE TO THE STAGE. THE ACTING WAS, AT TIMES, AWFUL, ESPECIALLY BABY'S FATHER. THE SCRIPT WAS WEAK, TRANSITIONS WERE AWFUL. iT SEEMED THAT TOO MUCH WAS PACKED INTO THIS STAGE PRODUCTION., i HAVE TO SAY, IT IS MY LEAST FAVORITE BROADWAY SHOW. THE EXCELLENT DANCING MADE UP FOR THE WEAKNESSES, WHICH ARE TOO MANY TO LIST.

2.0 star rating CB from Spokane, Washington

DANCING WAS ONLY GOOD THING

Dancing and the few live singing numbers were great but everything else fell flat. Easy to tell that the performers were dancers and not actors. So disappointed in the performance. They need to rework the script and make the story flow. It felt like they needed to get all the iconic lines into the production and left off the character development and transitions. I saw the production of Flashdance and it was phenomenal! I wasn’t a fan of the movie, but loved the musical! The production stayed true to the spirit of the movie making changes so it would work on Broadway. Dirty Dancing directors and producers- maybe you need to take some notes on how to adapt for Broadway.

2.0 star rating Sara from Schenectady, New York

DISAPPOINTING

Kevin Patrick Craven's acting saved the show. He was true to character, as were Demitra Pace, Rick Grossman and Owen Russell. The show was disappointing, to say the least, from a true DD fan. They failed to capture the nuances that made the movie so amazing. "Baby" and the romance between her and "Johnny", we're depicted in a seemingly caricature form. No chemistry and awkward transitions. The portrayal of Baby's character was two dimensional at best, whether by the writers or acting, or both. She had a spirit and grit that developed in the movie as she grew into a young woman of confidence and passion, despite her awkwardness at times. The play failed to capture that, and instead, made her a comedy sketch. Baby's and Johnny's journey as individuals and a couple were a central part of the story, for me. The play missed the mark, in more than one way.

2.0 star rating Anonymous from Little Rock, Arkansas

FELL SHORT

I too felt like it would be a tribute to the movie. The overall production was small with respect to the number in the cast, costuming, the dance numbers and the music. The dialogue with slow, not nearly as entertaining as the movie. The sound in the theater was good and the orchestra was wonderful, thank goodness. There were a few good comedic moments that made remaining for the entire play doable. . The tickets were given to me by friends. I'm glad that I didn't have to pay for that. I am appreciative of my friends generosity, of course. Robinson auditorium is a newly renovated venue that is enjoyable. There are several wonderful restaurants in the nearby area.

1.0 star rating Anonymous from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

FIFTY SHADES OF DIRTY DANCING

So disappointing. Not a family show, and not suitable for children 10 and up. I saw the movie as a young teen, loved it. This show focused on dancing simulating sex acts, much more risqué than the movie. The description should have stated that so parents could make a more informed decision. I would have left the kids at home. The many drunk people in the amphitheater appreciated those dances, as they were yelling out their appreciation. More suitable for girls night out. Again, the description was not accurate. Only little bits of some original movie songs were included, and the more traditional dances seemed like an afterthought.

1.0 star rating Allison from Little Rock, Arkansas

PATRICK SWAYZE IS ROLLING IN HIS GRAVE, YA'LL!

This performance was so disappointing and at times laughable....but not in a good way. It was like a caricature of the movie and the characters. Overacting was key to the laughable moments. They took Baby's endearing character and made her look like a moron. Johnny was stiff and over done with just too much over dramatic acting. Adding in the story line of Mrs Houseman and the MLK movement was awkward and distracting. To follow the dialogue/script/acting exactly throughout the key parts of the play, but then add in additional scenes and dialogue was just plain unnecessary and strange. On a positive note: we loved watching the performances of Penny and Baby's sister Lisa. Both roles were well cast and well done.

1.0 star rating Greg Dodd from Palm Desert, California

NOT EVEN CLOSE.

We attended opening night last night expecting a tribute to the iconic film. We wish we could say it was worth it but couldn't wait for the intermission so we could leave. Not even close to various productions of Jersey Boys Boys or Mama Mia. Very disappointed but we still love the McCallum

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