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"Based on the 1987 film of the same name, Dirty Dancing the musical is the classic story of story of 17 year old Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman who goes on holiday to New York’s Catskill Mountains during the summer of 1963. Whilst there with her family, Baby happens upon an all-night dance party at her holiday resort. She observes the raunchy moves as well as noticing Johnny Castle, the resort dance instructor. Dirty Dancing sees Baby embark on a journey that teaches her a lot more than a few dance moves…"
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★☆☆☆☆

“Very disappointed. Don't waste your money!”

Written on: 16/12/2014 by solrays (1 review written)

I'm a dance instructor myself and in my studio we always reference the movie. In fact we love it. Went to Jax FL to see the live performance and was completely let down. The acting was terrible. No emotion whatsoever. The coreography was absolutely laughable and the set design was unbelievably boring, bland and severely undeveloped. We were completely let down by this production. I've seen better performances at our local high school theatre. I was extremely surprised that all of the actors… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I just saw Dirty Dancing in Atlanta last Sat. It was...”

Written on: 07/12/2014 by nxSmith1988 (1 review written)

I just saw Dirty Dancing in Atlanta last Sat. It was absolutely wonderful. Just like the movie. I really didn't care for the freedom riders part. But everything else was great. Only WISH that she could have made a guest appearence. Was really surprised how the audience reacted when Johnny said "Nobody puts Baby in a Corner". Naturally I cried at the part when he came back and they danced "the Time of my Life". GREAT--GREAT---… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Unnecessary and offensive language”

Written on: 03/12/2014 by JosieCullen234 (1 review written)

I am very fond of the movie and decided to end Thanksgiving with my husband and I going. Within the first few minutes language that I find offensive was used and ruined the remainder of the show. There were also several scenes followimg that it happened also. I don't see that it adds anything and could have been left out and had a much better affect. If insist on using such language, please keep in mind there are still some that find it offensive so maybe have a censored version. I hate I… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“ok”

Written on: 12/11/2014 by 142Chandler (1 review written)

It wasn't like the best musical ever, but I quited enjoyed it… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“RSD travel - trail of Alexander the Great - coach holiday”

Written on: 12/11/2014 by jwMcLeod192 (1 review written)

I was attracted to the 7 day holiday by the low price and my interest in Archaeology. I wish I had looked on TripAdvisor before booking. Of course if you enjoy a holiday then it naturally becomes good value, but this holiday starting at about 250 pounds each ended up more like double that, and whats more it was a terrible holiday. The first problem was the flight time which meant we arrived in Antalya airport for about 3am. We had to get to the hotel, have some sleep and then be breakfasted… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Killed A Classic”

Written on: 03/11/2014 by 388Griffin (1 review written)

I was excited to see how they adapted this for the stage. They didn't "adapt" it, the actors recreated the entire movie word for word. The acting was horrible, Johnny Castle was almost comical he was so bad. The characters had zero depth and were just impersonating the ones we are familiar with. The whole thing felt like a really bad community theater production. 

The movie projection was probably supposed to be cool and exciting, but it felt awkward and cheap. 

Also, calling this a musical is
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★★★★★

“Would see again and again! ”

Written on: 16/07/2014 by Goodwin251 (1 review written)

Who hasn't seen the forever famous 80's movie! Having seen this live show already, you are able to relive it LIVE! It's terrific! It's energetic and super sexy! A must see!! Really!! Check it out!… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Don't waste your money”

Written on: 12/01/2014 by Remotecontrol (1 review written)

I took my wife to see this 'musical' at the Piccadilly in London. It was truly awful - so awful that we nearly went at the interval but we stayed because we hoped it would get better.......it didn't! The acting was wooden, the sets were amateurish and the singing (apart from the iconic song 5 minutes from the end) was non existent. Don't waste your money on this rubbish… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Absolutely dire”

Written on: 31/10/2013

If I could give a rating of 0 for this I would. It is probably the worst thing I have ever seen in London and I have seen nearly everything. I have seen better acting, scenery and effort in a local school play. My daughter and I paid £45 each to see this absolute pile of rubbish for my 53rd birthday. I wish we had saved our money! There was no ambience among the cast and it was as if they wanted to get each scene out of the way and off stage as soon as possible. The lead man was ok but… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Bad episode of Dancing with stars”

Written on: 20/09/2013

Too much dancing and very little singing. Absolutely no chemistry between johnny and baby. Johnnys voice sounded like a villain in a movie and he seemed rude and very hard to like. Very unlike the movie. Disappointing musical… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Very Disappointed. Mostly backing tracks. Wooden acting. ”

Written on: 28/07/2013

Visited end of July 2013. Great band but heard little as backing tracks were the order of the day. Poor sets. Wooden acting. Dancing was good. Not like any MUSICAL I have seen before. Paid £65 each for seats and glad we had a pre theatre meal included before the show which softened the blow. The last act was great. Two people singing. Great lighting. Waited until the end of the show to get any feel good factor. No chemistry on stage between main character. Would I recommend. No… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Not the time of our lives...”

Written on: 09/06/2013 by MollyManchester (1 review written)

Have seen all the shows at MBS since it opened and was looking forward to this one (loved loved loved the film!) - but have to say it was a disappointing affair :( As ever, the tickets are so overpriced in Singapore that the theatre is half empty - especially the seats closest to the stage (the most expensive) - plus we went on a Sunday so had to add on $12 parking! But the empty seats do impact the atmosphere, and maybe the actors confidence because the vocals were not that great from the… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Worst musical”

Written on: 04/06/2013

Worst musical ever... if you can call this a musical. The singing was kept to the minimum and the dancing was mediocre at best. A waste of time… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Thank heavens for the alcohol! ”

Written on: 03/06/2013

Dirty Dancing, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore A truly bizarre performance of a legendary film. The acting was awful: stacatto lines delivered in bad American accents, with no emotion or inflection. Johnnie sounded more like The Terminator "I'll be back" and baby had the most annoying bubblegum voice. We felt no love, warmth or connection to these automatons and their "intimate scenes" were clumsy and cringey. We were hoping for massive musical numbers, great costumes and dancing, but more… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Terribly stunted acting; poor choreography;”

Written on: 26/05/2013 by Janetgiles (1 review written)

We were really looking forward to a n exciting well performed show in Marina Bay Sands Theatre. We we disappointed in the appalling singing, poor use of acoustics, using loud volume to screech at the audience instead of warmly charming us. baby was lack g in character although she 'tried ' to look clumsy, it didn't work. So sound, dancing, walking on and off stage constantly, no props, no beautiful 60's outfits hair makeup. Just poor and worse than some exceptional school performaneves I have… Read Full Review

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Patricbrian's Response to Janetgiles's Review

Written on: 30/05/2013

Poor singing? I don't think so!

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Msmum's Response to Janetgiles's Review

Written on: 02/06/2013

I could not agree more, it was a complete farce and I am angry they charged so much money. Utter rubbish.

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Patricbrian's Response to Janetgiles's Review

Written on: 30/05/2013

The actor who plays Johnny's cousin, Kyle Grant, sang the most beautiful rendition of "In The Still Of The Night" that I have ever heard! The audience went wild!

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★★☆☆☆

“needs to be put in he corner”

Written on: 24/05/2013 by rebecca84 (1 review written)

over acted .... trying to be perfect... poor accents .... baby sounded automated ....jonny , his dancing isnt rough enough its too placed... IF THE AUDIENCE ARE SINGING SHES LIKE THE WIND MAYBE 15 SECS OF IT IS NOT ENOUGH, THE THEATRE SIGHED IN UNISON.... WALKING AROUND A SHADED PARTITION TO ACT ANOTHER SEEN ??? CONFUSED SOUNDS WEIRD THIS ONE WHEN DANCERS EXITED STAGE IT WAS LIKE LISTENING TO A HEARD OF ELEPHANTS RUNNING ... MORE DELICATELY PLEASE I WAS IN THE ANGEL SEATS SO I… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Absolutely Awful!”

Written on: 05/04/2013

DO NOT GO! This is NOT a Musical! Poor actors walking about a revolving stage quoting lines from the film while records play in the background IS NOT A MUSICAL! Have been going to see Musicals with my wife for over 30 years an nothing has even come close to how rank this was. Scared to go back now! Is 'Ghost' done the same way? In Edinburgh, some seats cost £75!!! Daylight robbery. Even the drunk hen parties couldn't get excited - says it all… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Waste of time and money.”

Written on: 01/03/2013

Went to see this musical at Edinburgh Playhouse. Was very disappointed, been to see countless musicals and enjoyed them all but this was just awful. Very amateurish. Over priced, over rated. The company I was with had the same opinion… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Will not recommend this musical.........”

Written on: 21/02/2013

Very disappointing. Johny looked like he is particapating in a dance compertition and so obviously gay that it took the romance right out of the play. There were other much more musculine dancers that can play the role of Johny much more convincing. The "blackman" that 'can vote at last"- poor and bad, bad taste!!!!!!!!! It never was in the original story. I mean!!!!! Almost twenty years down the line and it's still an issue????? The one star I awarded for this play is for Baby. She was… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Poor acting and terrible production”

Written on: 19/02/2013

The worse musical production I have ever seen. The acting was terrible, the accents were bad and the production was very poor. Overall money badly spent… Read Full Review

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