The time of my life

The Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium will host “Dirty Dancing — The Classic Story on Stage” at 7:30 p.m. April 23.

The Idaho Falls Arts Council described the show this way:

“It’s the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances “Baby” Houseman is on vacation in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents. Baby discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles upon the staff quarters where an all-night dance party is in full swing. Mesmerized by the raunchy dance moves and the pounding rhythms, Baby can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle the resort dance instructor. Baby’s life is about to change forever as she is thrown in at the deep end as Johnny’s leading lady both on-stage and off with breathtaking consequences.”

The new production features an eight-piece band playing the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.”

The production’s book is written by Eleanor Bergstein, author of the film’s original script.

Tickets start at $57 and are available at or by calling 208-522-0471.

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