Musical: Stage show can't dance out of film's shadow

Dirty Dancing by Eleanor Bergstein. Grand Canal Theatre, Dublin 2, until February 25. Rating: 3/5. Reviewed by Michelle Devane.

29th January, 2012
Musical: Stage show can't dance out of film's shadow
Emily Holt and Paul-Michael Jones in Dirty Dancing.

Dirty Dancing

**Rating:** 3/5

Tickets for the stage production of Dirty Dancing have been flying out of the box office at the Grand Canal Theatre. The much-hyped stage show, currently touring Ireland and Britain, is based on the popular 1987 film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, a film that rivals Grease in its cult status, with a hit soundtrack and legions of fans who can recite the dialogue word for word.

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