Review: You will have time of your life at “Dirty Dancing”

Kaleigh Courts and Aaron Patrick Craven shine as leads in live version at Shubert Theatre in Boston


Jeremy Daniel

Anais Blake (as Penny Johnson, in red) and Aaron Patrick Craven (Johnny Castle) are in the spotlight in the national touring production of “Dirty Dancing,” which is in Boston through June 17, 2018.

Jodee Frias, Avon High School

I had the time of my life at “Dirty Dancing” at the Boch Center-Shubert Theatre in Boston on June 13, 2018, and I think most everyone else in attendance did as well! Although the sensational musical is only in Boston until June 17, you cannot miss out on this opportunity!

Kaleigh Courts is making her national tour debut as Baby, and not only does she have the hair and outfits to pull off the classic look from the movie, she perfectly embodies the hesitant but bold nature of the character.

As with Aaron Patrick Craven, his dancing exactly matched that of Johnny Castle in the film! While Patrick Swayze leaves big shoes to fill with the role, Craven embodies him well.

While the main characters blew the audience away, the show is nothing without the fantastic ensemble. Erica Philpot actually shows that even if you have a small role, the life you give to it is what really shows the true ability.

As a theatre nerd, the set is absolutely to die for. The entire show flows so seamlessly you feel like you’re actually in the summer of 1963.

You have to make sure you attend this incredible show!

(For more information about the national tour of “Dirty Dancing” or to buy tickets, go

Courtesy Jeremy Daniel
Kaleigh Courts (as Baby, left) and Aaron Patrick Craven (Johnny Castle) star in the national touring production of “Dirty Dancing,” which is in Boston through June 17, 2018.

–June 14, 2018–