Adam had a long day at work because he had to work outside for 8 hours in the below freezing weather, so when he got home from work, he took a nap. We didn't have time to go to dinner beforehand, so we got in the car and headed to the theater, relying on Chloe (24 reference), my ever-reliable GPS who has never gotten us lost. We were going along just fine, until Chloe told us to take Lower Wacker. Sounds like a fine idea except....LOWER Wacker is underground. As we were toolin' along, waiting for the next direction, suddenly Chloe said, "lost satellite signal" and she refused to tell us where to go! After we finally got out and waited for her to find her signal again, it was a little tense for a while as we drove around in circles. We FINALLY found the parking garage, booked it to the theater, and made it inside JUST in time.
I REALLY enjoyed the show! It was very true to the movie and a lot of it was word-for-word from the movie. There were scenes that weren't in the movie, but they just added to the plot. It was pretty cheesy at times, but so is the movie! Adam even said he enjoyed it quite a bit! We both agreed that the part that was a bit disappointing was there wasn't very much singing done by the leads. It is a musical, so there was singing, but the chorus did pretty much all of it. For example, at the end, when "Time of my Life" is playing and Johnny and Baby are dancing, there were two people in the back (up on some stairs) singing the song, while Johnny and Baby danced. Their voices were amazing, but the singing was not a focal point of the show. Overall, we really liked it and if you like the movie, then you should go see the show!
After the show, for $20, you could take a picture of Johnny with the watermelon...
we didn't take them up on that offer, but I had to take a picture of it anyway!
I agree that the lack of singing was a bit disappointing! But the guy who sang "Time of My Life" had an AMAZING voice!
I bought a shopping bag that says, "I carried a watermelon." It was absolutely worth the $10 I paid for it!
I love going to shows but it seems like we never go. My husband has never even seen Dirty Dancing the movie...maybe I could convince him to go for Christmas. ?? Glad you had fun!! It sounds like it was the time of your life!
I once saw a couple on Oprah who choreographed the final dance for their wedding...and Oprah had them on, and then...she brough out Patrick Swayze (sp?) and he danced with the lady. There's something about the way he takes control of a person when he's dancing...sigh!
I can't even imagine "Dirty Dancing" without Patrick Swazye
dancing in it. It was so sad to hear he has cancer..
Glad to hear you enjoyed your time out despite strep throat...
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