'Dirty Dancing' US Tour Hosts Casting-Call for Leads 9/18
The US National Tour of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage announces it will be holding an open casting call for consideration of all dancing roles, including the starring roles of Baby and Johnny.
Auditions will be held starting 10AM on Tuesday, September 18 at the Joel Hall Dance Center (1511 W. Berwyn Ave.) and seek both male and female dancers of any ethnicity with partnering skills. Training and experience with Latin and ballroom dancing is a plus. Women should arrive with dance shoes (with a heel) and a skirt - men should wear jazz shoes. All dancers must bring a picture and resume stapled together. Sign-up will occur between 9 - 11AM on the morning of auditions. Rehearsals begin around June, 2008 in Chicago.
Those unable to attend may send their picture and resume directly to the casting office: Dirty Dancing, Stanczyk/Cherpakov Casting, 150 West 28th St, Suite 701, New York, NY 10001 or via e-mail to email@example.com. More information including additional audition dates will be available at www.dirtydancingonstage.com.
Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage will premiere in Chicago for a limited engagement beginning September 2 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph St.) before embarking on a multi-city US tour. Tickets are now available for groups of 20 or more by calling 312-977-1710. The individual ticket pricing and on-sale date will be announced at a later date.
"Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage is a coming of age love story involving the talented and headstrong dancer Johnny Castle and Frances 'Baby' Houseman. During her family's summer vacation at the popular Kellerman's resort, Baby, a doctor's daughter with dreams of joining the Peace Corps, meets Johnny, the guy from the wrong side of the tracks. Against all odds, they fall in love, learning life-changing lessons along the way. The original story of Dirty Dancing has been expanded for the stage. While keeping magical moments from the film, in the theater, Baby and Johnny's relationship is developed further; there is more sensational dancing; and, more music," describe press notes.