Christopher Tierney will again lead the cast of the national tour of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage.
Christopher Tierney will again lead the cast of the national tour of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage.
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Casting has been announced for the third year of the North American Tour of Dirty Dancing — The Classic Story On Stage, which coincides with the film's 30th anniversary. The show begins performances on September 13 at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN.

Christopher Tierney, who originally performed the role of Johnny Castle during Dirty Dancing's 2015 Toronto engagement, returned to the show during its most recent North American tour, and will once again play the part in the tour's third year. Bronwyn Reed will take on the role of Frances "Baby" Houseman.

Tierney and Reed lead a company that also includes Matthew Amira as Robbie, Jordan Edwin André as Billy Kostecki/Singer, Alyssa Brizzi as Lisa Houseman, Jerome Harmann-Hardeman as Tito Suarez, Jennifer Mealani Jones as Penny Johnson, Gary Lynch as Max Kellerman, Hannah Jane McMurray as Marjorie Houseman, Jon Powell as Dr. Jake Houseman, Alan Scharf as Mr. Schumacher, and Matt Surges as Neil Kellerman. The ensemble features Matthew Borchers, Kristian Brooks, Henry Byalikov, Kellie Drobnick, Jenifer Dillow, Lindsey Hailes, Kevin Mylrea, John Swapshire, Anjelica Fellini, Michal Kolaczkowski, Sophie Lee Morris, Julz Tocker, and D. Scott Withers. Additional casting is to be announced.

Adapted from the hit 1987 film, Dirty Dancing features a book written by Eleanor Bergstein, author of the original script of the film. The North American tour is directed by James Powell with choreography by Michele Lynch based on the original choreography by Kate Champion. The creative team also includes Stephen Brimson Lewis (set design), Tim Mitchell (lighting design), Jennifer Irwin (costume design), Bobby Aitken (sound design), Jon Driscoll (video and projection design), Bernie Ardia (hair design), Conrad Helfrich (music supervisor and orchestrations), and Alan Plado (music director).

For tickets to Dirty Dancing — The Classic Story On Stage in Memphis, click here.