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April 4, 2013

Dirty Dancing : The Classic Story on Stage at the CCP Main Theater

Tickets for the worldwide smash-hit musical, Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage, which comes to the CCP Main Theater on 4th July for 22 shows only, go on public sale on Monday April 1, the producers announced today.
The show has been seen by millions across the globe, and greeted with nightly standing ovations and praise from critics. Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage now comes to Manila for the first time.

Presented in Manila by Visa, Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stageis written by Eleanor Bergstein, script writer and co-producer of the phenomenally successful 1987 movie. The production features all the much-loved characters and original dialogue from the iconic movie with exciting extra scenes added in.

The tantalising dance sequences and brand new choreography come alive on stage, set to all the hits from the unforgettable movie soundtrack, including ‘Do You Love Me?’, ‘Hungry Eyes’ and the Academy Award Winning ‘(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life’, plus many additional songs, making the show a truly extraordinary live experience.

Featuring a cast of 35 who sing a score of 55 songs played by a live orchestra; 73 scene changes, which are lit by 200 moving lights; and 21 costume changes for Baby alone, Producer James Cundall, CEO of Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, says, “DIRTY DANCING is a true spectacular you will not want to miss! We are very excited to be bringing this hugely popular musical to Filipino audiences. The iconic coming-of-age film has been turned into a musical sensation which matches the film’s status. With ground-breaking sets, fabulous 60s costumes and the breath-taking dancing for which the show is renowned, Manila audiences are in for the time of their lives.”

It's the Summer of 1963, and 17 year old Frances 'Baby' Houseman is about to learn some major lessons in life as well as a thing or two about dancing. On holiday at a resort called Kellerman’s with her older sister and parents, 'Baby' shows little interest in the resort activities, and instead discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles upon the staff quarters where an all-night dance party is in full swing. She discovers an underworld of young men and women who spend all their free time dancing. She is mesmerised by the dance moves and the pounding rhythms and 'Baby' can't wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle the resort dance instructor. 'Baby's' life is about to change forever as she is thrown in at the deep end as Johnny's leading lady, both on-stage and off, with breath-taking consequences.

The biggest live theater sensation

Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage broke records in the UK and Germany for having the highest advance ticket sales in history. Before it even opened in London, the show had sold-out for the first six months of its run. It went on to become the longest running show in the history of the Aldwych Theatre, London. To date, over one million audience members have seen the show in the UK, totalling box office sales in excess of £25 million.

Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage has been enjoyed across the world in Toronto, Canada; Utrecht, Holland; and a North American Tour including Chicago, Boston and LA. Current productions worldwide include the first ever national tour of the UK and Ireland, where it has broken box office records in several UK cities so far, including Glasgow and Aberdeen with an advance of over £22million; and most recently Stockholm, Sweden, which opened on 14th February 2012.

Ticket prices for weekdays are P6,240, P5,200, P4,680,P3,640, P2,080, and P1,560. For weekends, P6,760, 5,720, P4,680,P3,640, P2,080, and P1,560.

Contact Details:
For ticket inquiries, please call Ticketworld at (63 2) 891-9999.
Schedule/Venue

Buy tickets at

Cultural Center Of The Philippines (CCP)
CCP Complex

Roxas Blvd. cor. Pablo Ocampo Sr. St., CCP Complex
Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines


Thursday July 4, 2013 - Sunday July 21, 2013

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