Analysis Of Dirty Dance By Eleanor Bergstein

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September 18, 2016 at 6:30pm, I had the privilege of attending Dirty Dancing, the classic story on stage written by Eleanor Bergstein at the Memphis, Tennessee Orpheum. Bergstein is an American writer who wrote and co-produced the popular film Dirty Dancing back in the 80’s. She wrote the story based partly off her own childhood. James Powell was the director, Trinity Wheeler was the producer, and Michele Lynch was the choreographer for this musical. With this being a musical there were many songs throughout the play, but two of the main songs from the original movie that transferred into this musical where Do You Love Me by the Contours and (I’ve Had) The Time of my Life by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes. The Dirty Dancing Musical is …show more content…
I rooted for Johnny Castle (Christopher), not only is he a good-looking person but he was a great dancer and actor as well. He definitely made the show complete with his acting skills. He was also the main character whose personality changed the most throughout the musical. In the beginning, he is very self-centered but at the end, he cared more for others, especially Baby. He stood up to Baby’s father and showed him how much talent his daughter has that he has always over …show more content…
The audience was heterogeneous. There were young and old, male and female guest present. Every applause from the audience was enthusiastic and loved the musical. I cannot pick a specific favorite part of the musical because it as a whole was an amazing experience. There were many guests singing along with every song during the show. The audience appeared to be caught up in the moment and loving the musical. The production/playwright wanted to bring the popular 1980’s Dirty Dancing movie to the big stage and they did an amazing job. The musical was definitely a huge hit and was worth every penny spent to produce it. I was amazed by this musical, not only because I love the movie but also because they brought the movie to life on stage. I would recommend everyone to see this musical. I walked into the Orpheum not knowing what to expect, but walked out amazed and ready to see another musical as soon as

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