FLAT ROCK PLAYHO– USE PRESENTS MUSIC ON THE ROCK: THE MUSIC AND DANCING OF DIRTY DANCING
The latest in the Music on the Rock concert series features the music and dancing of the 1987 classic Dirty Dancing and will run August 25th – September 4th.
Flat Rock, NC (August 4, 2016) – The Flat Rock Playhouse 2016 season will continue with a brand new Music on the Rock featuring songs and dances from 80s hit film, Dirty Dancing. The Music and Dancing of Dirty Dancing will run from August 25th through September 4th at The Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown on Main Street in Hendersonville.
Get ready for the time of your life with The Music and Dancing of Dirty Dancing! This tribute to the film shot in Henderson County’s own Lake Lure is sure to feature all the grooves and moves of your favorite 1980s dance flick. And let’s not forget ABC’s remake of the timeless classic had the majority of its key scenes shot on location in Henderson County just this year! Singing the tunes from the beloved soundtrack are Alfred Jackson, Trista Dollison and Jason Wooten. But the action doesn’t stop there! Anthony Crouchelli, Celia Mei Rubin, Mandie Black and Clinton Edward are sharing the stage as the first ever Music on the Rock dirty dancers. Feel free to sing and dance along to tunes like “Be My Baby,” “Hungry Eyes,” “She’s Like the Wind,” “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” and more!
Alfred Jackson was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles and is a singer with a wide variety of experience in theatre, music, television and film industry. Jackson’s credits include writing and producing music for E! Entertainment’s In Your Dreams and David E. Kelly’s Ally McBeal television series. He is the recipient of the 2010 NAACP Award for best choreographer in a stage play, Sarafina. He returns to the Rock after a successful and celebrated performance of The Music of Michael Jackson in 2013.
Trista Dollison grew up in Florida, where she sang in chorus and at church early on and then went to a performing arts high school. She trained as an operatic soprano before pursuing musical theatre. She currently is a New York-based actress whose credits include The Lion King on Broadway, A Bronx Tale: The Musical at Paper Mill Playhouse, Lorell Robinson in Dreamgirls and most recently she starred as Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act at Maine State Music Theatre.
Jason Wooten is no stranger to the Flat Rock Playhouse stage having performed in last year’s The Music of the Bee Gees as well as The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber on the mainstage. His Broadway credits include featured roles in Jekyll & Hyde, Hair, Grease, The Rocky Horror Show, Footloose, Jesus Christ Superstar and more.
Sharing the stage as the house band are Bill Altman, Ryan Guerra, Wes Parker, Alex Shields, Paul Babelay, David Gaines, and Charles Holland on guitar 1, guitar 2, saxophone, piano, drums, synth, and bass respectively. Shields also serves as Music Director.
The Executive Producer of The Music and Dancing of Dirty Dancing is the North Carolina Apple Festival.
TICKETS AND SCHEDULE
The Music and Dancing of Dirty Dancing will run August 25th through September 4th at The Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown. Performances Thursday evenings at 7:30PM, Friday and Saturday evenings 8:00PM, matinees Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM. Tickets are $28 and can be purchased by calling the Playhouse box office at 828-693-0731, toll-free at 866-732-8008 or online at www.flatrockplayhouse.org.
The Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown is located at 125 South Main Street in Hendersonville, NC.