Dirty Dancing to Play Holiday Engagement in the West End

first_img‘Dirty Dancing’ Don’t put your heel down! The new U.K. production of Dirty Dancing—The Classic Story On Stage will play a season in the West End this Christmas, mambo-ing into the Phoenix Theatre. Starring Lewis Griffiths as Johnny Castle, Katie Hartland as Baby Houseman and Carlie Milner as Penny Johnson, the tuner is scheduled to run December 6 through December 31.Directed by Federico Bellone, choreographed by Gillian Bruce and with design re-imagined by Roberto Comotti, the classic story of Baby and Johnny features the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey! Baby,” “Do You Love Me”’ and “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.”The company also includes Simone Craddock as Marjorie Houseman, Roger Martin as Max Kellerman, Jo Servi as Tito Suarez, Lizzie Ottley as Lisa Houseman, Michael Kent as Billy Kostecki, Greg Fossard as Neil Kellerman, Tony Stansfield as Mr. Schumacher, Daniela Pobega as Elizabeth and Camilla Rowland as Vivian. View Commentslast_img read more

Get special interest out of our politics

first_imgWhen I was much younger, there were conservative Democrats and liberal Republicans. The two parties talked to each other and there was compromise. World War II was still in the minds of the population.  Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion The wealthy, as well as the working class, were primarily concerned for what was good for the United States. The wealthy paid an income tax rate as high as 91 percent. Most benefited and the United States prospered.Over the decades, we have become a nation of greed and self-interest. The Supreme Court approved the ability of the wealthy to spend unlimited amounts of money on attack campaign ads, deceptive propaganda and lies designed to elect their candidates. This power resulted in tax reform legislation that greatly benefited the wealthy. When the tax reform bill ran into opposition, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s only concern was not the voters, but decreasing money contributions. Why? Money buys votes.Today, too many people expose themselves to “news” that is one sided with a specific political agenda. This kind of “news” is actually propaganda. The resulting degree of polarization and ignorance demonizes people and ideas. This isn’t compatible with the ideals of a democracy and not how a functional democracy should work. This is how dictatorial governments operate.We must elect people who bring us together, not tear us apart. We must elect people who are not bought and paid for by special interest groups.John DworakRotterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusCar hits garage in Rotterdam Sunday morning; Garage, car burnEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more