Theater

Dirty Dancing -- the Classic Story on Stage

When: Fri., May 12, 7:30 p.m., Sat., May 13, 2 & 7:30 p.m. and Sun., May 14, 1 & 6:30 p.m. 2017

Frances "Baby" Houseman accompanies her family to the Catskills the summer before she leaves for college. The resort's dance instructor, Johnny Castle, rocks her world with both his physique and his moves on the dance floor. When Johnny's regular dance partner has to bow out of a performance to obtain an illegal abortion, Baby volunteers to take her place -- but first she has to learn to dance. Johnny teaches her everything he knows, and some of it even has to do with dancing. Dirty Dancing was a surprise hit as a film, and the musical adaptation Dirty Dancing -- the Classic Story on Stage continues that tradition. The dance-heavy musical visits St. Louis for a short run. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday (May 12 to 14) at the Fox Theatre (527 North Grand Boulevard; www.fabulousfox.com). Tickets are $49 to $125.

Paul Friswold

Price: $49-$125

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