Dirty Dancing: Musical Info & Synopsis


Dirty Dancing transports audiences to the picturesque Kellerman’s Resort in the summer of 1963. The musical follows the romance between Frances “Baby” Houseman, a sheltered young woman, and Johnny Castle, a charismatic dance instructor. As they navigate strict social divides and forbidden dance moves, they discover the transformative power of dance and the importance of following their hearts. Dirty Dancing is a celebration of love, freedom, and the joy of movement.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Contemporary (2004)

Cast Size: 13+

Genre: Romantic Drama

Setting: 1960s / USA (New York)

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Various

Book: Eleanor Bergstein

Cast Albums

Original Cast (2006)➝


Licensing: Nordiska➝


2000s, Based on a Movie, Jukebox Musical, Rom-Dram

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