It was opening night at the Dallas Summer Musicals and for my husband and I, it was the first time in over a year going on a date together.
With the demands of parenting, work, and everything in between, it feels really difficult to take some time out to enjoy time with your significant other, away from it all. Of course, when you hear the two words “Dirty Dancing,” your pupils dilate, your breath stops for a fraction of a second, and your fingers type the words “YES!” to the invitation.
So here we were, at the Music Hall at Fair Park, wearing fancy clothing, feeling awkward to be able to hold each other’s hands, taking romantic selfies, and to kiss without hearing “ew!” or “stop it already” in the background. He admitted he didn’t really remember the movie all that much, I admitted I had probably every single line memorized (in English AND in Spanish!).
The set was beautiful and the people around us (mostly couples) seemed as excited as we were… and the giggles, screams, and a loud round of applause were generously loud in anticipation at the start of this timeless love story. It’s not every day you get to see one of your favorite classics on stage, and in my case, with the man I love.
Dirty Dancing featured the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey! Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and “I’ve Had the Time of My Life.” I loved all these songs as a little girl, even before I knew what the lyrics meant. Isn’t ART communication, anyway?
When I heard these songs expertly performed on stage, my heart was pounding to the music and my soul felt the passion in every single step of each dance. I felt transported to a time before I was born: the summer of 1963, except for the tastefully added modern flare brought by the technology of the sensational sets, costumes, and performers. It was indeed a remarkable adaptation of the film and we enjoyed it a lot. My husband’s favorite part was the chemistry between the actors and the superb talent in music, singing, dance. I cannot disagree!
I’m so happy Dallas Summer Musicals and Performing Arts Fort Worth decided to co-present the globally acclaimed production of DIRTY DANCING – The Classic Story On Stage at the Music Hall at Fair Park thru July 5, 2015 and in Fort Worth, where it will play at Bass Performance Hall July 7-12.
The event has a run time of 2 hours 25 minutes (including intermission), but it goes by so fast – since you’ll be having the time of your life. It was completely worth our precious time and a fantastic way to spend wholesome time together, falling in love all over again! Needless to say, it would make for a great date (coughs)… or girls night out, too!
The show is recommended for children 12+, so you will need to leave the little ones at home, especially if you’re on the conservative side, like I am. You do remember the movie, right? Just checking! [insert wink]
About the event:
Single tickets for Dirty Dancing– The Classic Story On Stage from $20-$93 (pricing subject to change), are now on sale online at DallasSummerMusicals.org, by phone at 1.800.514.ETIX (3849), and at The Box Office, on 5959 Royal Lane, Suite 542 in Dallas, TX. For Fort Worth tickets: Single tickets are now on sale from $44-$132. Single and season tickets are currently available online at www.basshall.com, over the phone at 817.212.4280 or in person at the Bass Hall Box Office.
DSM just celebrated their 75th anniversary and loves giving back to the community in many ways:
- Providing free tickets to children-friendly performances for low-income, at-risk and special needs children.
- Teaching children to stay away from gangs and how to be good citizens
- Teaching proper theater etiquette through the DSM Kids Club. Exclusive opportunities are given to go behind-the-scenes and meet cast members! (This is super cool!)
- The DSM Academy of Performing Arts has granted over 400 scholarships to students to help them pursue careers in performing arts.
- DSM High School Theater Awards recognizes students for achievement in 15 categories, as well as opportunities for scholarships.
I love organizations that give back to our children, so I wanted to highlight this. You not only get to experience a great show, you make so many opportunities possible for underprivileged children to get acquainted to the arts.
Go get your tickets now and let me know just how much you enjoyed it.