Dirty Dancing at New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

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Dirty Dancing at New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

#DirtyDancing at #Birmingham #NewAlexandraTheatre

#BrumHour

By Julie Wallis twitter.com/Nicenic63

Dirty Dancing at New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Dirty Dancing is at the New Alexandra theatre all this week and it is wonderful!

The story centres around Baby who is holidaying with her family the Housemans in the mountains where she meets and ultimately falls in love with her sexy dance teacher Johnny and the pair end up dancing together on the final night of the holiday as Johnnys regular dance partner is indisposed due to an illegal abortion.

Baby - Watermelon She carried a watermelon

Dirty Dancing is such a well loved, well quoted and iconic movie that I did arrive wondering if the stage play could really measure up, never fear, last nights performance was beyond all my expectations and I loved it. It’s not as good as the film, it’s even better……. yes really!

For the final scene Johnny who last night was played by Robert Colvin

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Grease at Birmingham Hippodrome

#GREASE at #Birmingham #Hippodrome

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by Julie Wallis twitter.com/Nicenic63

Grease at Birmingham Hippodrome

Grease is at Birmingham Hippodrome all this week and it is as fun as ever.

Starring Tom Parker from The Wanted as Danny and Danielle Hope as Sandy this teenage based love story is a classic musical full of fabulous sing-along tunes, I defy anyone to watch this without joining in the singing.

Unbelievably Grease has been appearing on stage for over 40 years but this production still has all the vitality and freshness of a brand new show.

Greased Light splits. Photos by Paul Coltas Greased Light splits. Photos by Paul Coltas

I’m pretty sure I don’t need to give anyone a synopsis of the story, but for professionalism I shall say: Danny and Sandy are summertime sweethearts and meet again when Sandy starts at Rydell high school where Danny is one of the T birds and in his feeble attempt to remain ‘cool’ he dismisses Sandy as…

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