It was the summer of 1963, before President Kennedy was shot, before the Beatles came, and, when, oddly enough, soundtracks were composed in the 1980s. Innocent 17-year-old Baby vacations with her parents at a Catskills resort.
One evening, she carries a watermelon to the staff quarters, where she meets Johnny, the bad-boy hotel dance instructor, who is as experienced (slutty) as Baby is naïve (underage). Baby soon becomes Johnny’s pupil in dance (sex) and love (more sex). Will Johnny’s kinda dancin’ win over the respect of Baby’s father? Will Baby be able to cover Penny’s dancing when she goes to see her real MD? Will Lisa ever find her beige iridescent lipstick?
Lauren Davidson and Layla Rudy present, DIRTY DANCING: LIVE! at The Dark Room Theater Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm in May. Tickets $20 at the door or $15 at