DIRTY DANCING STAR, MARK VINCENT, CHATS WITH DAMIEN LEE PRIOR TO THE BRISBANE PREMIERE.
"Dirty Dancing" has been staged across the world in Toronto, Canada; Holland; a North American Tour including Chicago, Boston and LA; Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa.
Featuring hit songs including Hungry Eyes, Hey! Baby, Do You Love Me? and the iconic (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life, Dirty Dancing has become one of the most popular musical productions of all time.
Mark Vincent is the only classical artist in Australian history to have released six albums by the time he was 20 years old, and has sold in excess of 500,000 albums worldwide. Mark won the third series of “Australia’s Got Talent” in 2009 and was soon signed to Sony Music. After completing his HSC in 2011, Mark embraced tertiary studies whilst continuing his recording and performing career. He is making his Musical Theatre debut in the Tenth Anniversary touring production of “Dirty Dancing.”
It’s the summer of 1963, and 17 year old Frances “Baby” Houseman is about to learn some major lessons in life as well as a thing or two about dancing. On holiday in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents, Baby shows little interest in the resort activities, and instead discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles upon the staff quarters when an all-night dance party is in full swing. Mesmerised by the raunchy dance moves and the pounding rhythms, Baby can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle the resort dance instructor. Baby’s life is about to change forever as she is thrown in at the deep end as Johnny’s leading lady both on-stage and off with breathtaking consequences.
Venue: Lyric Theatre, QPAC
Season: From May, 2015
Bookings: qpac.com.au or phone 136 246