Dirty Dancing in Des Moines

IMG_3146 IMG_3155I fondly remember watching Dirty Dancing <The Movie> when I was a kid.  It was an “older” movie even then but still had all of those songs that you didn’t you know you knew all the words to….until one of the songs came on the radio and you knew all the words to it…

Still, I wasn’t too psyched for this show, but I knew my mom would enjoy Dirty Dancing <The Musical> at the Civic Center so I purchased my Angry Orchard and Jelly Beans in anticipation of enjoying those more than the show.  And boy was I wrong!  This show was hysterical!  And on purpose!  I mean it still has all of the sexy dance scenes that make you feel awkward sitting next to your mother…but I was thoroughly entertained throughout the whole show.  I’ve been known to nod off during musicals and I stayed awake for the whole thing!  That really says a lot!

IMG_3153It stayed pretty true to the movie but included some songs that got cut from the movie and some jokes that really take you on an emotional ride from laughter to feeling like a teenager again.  If you were on the fence about seeing this show, do it!  We were really impressed with the talent as well as the creative scenery (you’ll understand when you see it).  And remember, No one puts Baby in a corner!

Ticket and show info: http://www.desmoinesperformingarts.org/events/willis-broadway-series/409-dirty-dancing/

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