When I was 13 my late Nan introduced me to Dirty Dancing, one of the most iconic dance films to date! As soon as I saw it I was addicted, the music, dancing, and dreamy love story has lived with me ever since. When Bournemouth Bloggers and BH Live Tickets invited me to watch Dirty Dancing (the classic love story) on Stage at The Bournemouth Pavilion I jumped at the chance.
"COCKTAILS, CUPCAKES, AND MAGIC"
We were treated to cocktails and tasty cupcakes to kick start our magical evening. As soon as we sat down in the beautiful theatre I could feel the buzz from the audience who sat in anticipation for the show to start. When the curtain lifted I was instantly transported back to being a 13 year old girl with my late Nan. The dancing, and music was full of nostalgia and completely electric.
"oozing in talent and electric ENERGY"
I loved that they kept true to the iconic characters, music, and dance moves. You could see straight away that all of the cast oozed talent, and gelled well. Their energy bounced off of one another.
The set design was faultless. The performance was fast paced at times, moving from one scene to another quickly. The way the set revolved allowed the scene changes to flow effortlessly, allowing smooth transitions. The actors often moved props in character, which was a great way of scene changing and minimising distraction.
As the show went on you could feel the audience getting more and more excited about the final scene with “the iconic lift”. I can tell you, with the expectations being high the final scene did not disappoint. I genuinely got goose bumps, I wanted to jump on stage, and immerse myself within the passion and emotion. The audience were clapping, whooping, and smiling, it was fabulous!
As the show came to an end everyone got on their feet giving a well-deserved standing ovation to a talented cast. The band let loose and we all had a little dance. I left the theatre feeling inspired, and on cloud nine!
Thank you so much for the best Tuesday night I have had in long time! KX
(This was a gifted experience, all of the opinions and photos above are my own)
Hi! I am Katie... a new mum trying to balance life, work and a beautiful baby girl! I love to take photos, travel, write, make art, and spend time with my family! xx