No film has captured the hearts of a generation quite like Dirty Dancing, so it’s hardly surprising that the Hey Baby 5th Anniversary tour is grabbing the UK’s attention by storm.
You only have to mutter the words Dirty Dancing or hear a song from the soundtrack and before you know it you’ll be humming the tune, realising that you know all the lyrics.
It’s because of this, that the women and men of Aylesbury were exhuberated with excitement as they filled Aylesbury Waterside Theatre for The Tribute Show celebrating this Greatest Movie Soundtrack of all time!
Personally I wish there had been more of a story line to the show, but then who really needs the story when we all know it and everyone is actually there to be entertained by such an energetic cast whilst dancing in the isles.
The show is directed by Paul Spicer and includes songs like She’s Like the Wind, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Hey Baby, Wipeout, Do You Love Me, Be My Baby, Hungry Eyes and, of course (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life. Sylvia (Aimie Atkinson) and Mickey (Julian Essex-Spurrier) were on point the whole way through, you could feel that they lived and breathed their roles. The continuous dance routines and costume changes kept the show alive, fresh and full of energy.
It was also a proud moment to have our local dance school Spotlight Musical Theatre School’s senior ballet and modern pupils performing alongside the professionals in this amazing show.
Believe me when I say you won’t be the one sitting in the corner, as you will be drawn like a magnet into joining in with the audience participation.
If you get the chance, take a trip back to the summer of ’63 to relive Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey’s summer romance – it will be worth it!