THE ARTS ASSOCIATION OF EAST ALABAMA PRESENts
The Opelika Center For The Performing Arts
The Classic Story on Stage
Seen by millions across the globe, this classic romance story pairs two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives.
It’s the summer of 1963, and 17 year- old Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman is about to learn some major lessons in life as well as a thing or two about dancing.
On vacation in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents, Baby shows little interest in the resort activities, and instead discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles upon the staff quarters when 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.