It’s great to be alive in the summer of ‘65. Unless you’re Chis “Babe” Gardiner, that is. You see, Chris (or Babe to those who know him) has spent the best weeks of the summer with his parents at some boring resort. To add to Babe’s lament, his mother has signed him up for dance lessons! Babe’s luck starts to turn, however, when he meets his beautiful dance instructor. Can a boy from a stuffy, upper-crust family learn to let go and dance like no one is watching? Celebrations Dinner Theatre presents More Dirty Dancing!
Wednesday - Saturday Doors Open at 6:15pm
Sunday Doors Open at 5:00pm
A note from the writer/director of More Dirty Dancing:
Thanks for joining us tonight. We’ve put together a fun show that we think has a little something for everyone. Fantastic singers singing great old songs, funny actors saying funny things, and some amazing dancers doing some amazing dance moves! We’ve taken the Dirty Dancing story and given it our Celebrations parody spin, and we think we’ve done it in such a way that fans of the move will love it, and those who’ve never even heard of the movie (aliens perhaps?) will enjoy it just as much!
Now, a note from the Artistic Director:
I have written and directed for Celebrations Dinner Theatre in the past and it has always been an amazing experience, so when they asked me to become the new Artistic Director I leapt at the chance. Randy Apostle, the fantastic Artistic Director for 25 years is moving into the front office and leaving some big shoes to fill. I will have my work cut out for me trying to fill them, and I plan to have plenty of fun doing it. I look back with immense respect at the years of stellar productions that Randy and the Celebrations team have put together, and at the same time I look forward to many years of working with this amazing team and producing more great shows here at Celebrations Dinner Theatre!
Have a fantastic time everyone!
Dan is super excited to be back in Winnipeg for yet another Celebrations show! Dan began his career with Celebrations way back in 1997 in the classic country show Flatland Jamboree. More recently you may have seen Dan as the devious Pedro in last season’s Runaway Bridesmaids, or you may remember him from Another Flashdance playing the acclaimed Angelo Grand-Jete. Dan also played Cam from TV's Modern Family in the Celebrations production of Modern Family Vacation back in 2015. Dan would like to thank his family and friends for all of their support, but most of all Dan would like to thank his moustache for getting him yet another show.
Gillian is thrilled to be back on the Celebrations stage! You may recognize her from her last Celebrations adventure as Endora in Bewitching Elvis, but probably not — a giant red wig can be quite transformative. Though originally from Barrhead, Alberta, Gillian is now a bit of a nomad. She has toured extensively, performing from coast to coast and across France and the US with KOBA Entertainment and Celebrations Theatre. Gillian is a graduate of MacEwan University's Theatre Arts program, and holds a BA in English from the University of Winnipeg.
Christopher is an actor originally from Edmonton and is making his first leap to the main stage with Celebrations Dinner Theatre! Having previously been a part of the art scene in the Edmonton fringe, Chris is excited to bring his energy and charisma to a production filled with heart! Working alongside a cast filled with immeasurable talent, this is sure to be an amazing experience. Be prepared to be swept off of your feet!
Hanna Kate is thrilled to be back on the Celebrations stage for More Dirty Dancing! This is Hanna's third show with Celebrations. Previous Celebrations credits include: Helen Harris in Runaway Bridesmaids and Danni in Greased 2. Other credits include Oh Canada, Jubilations Jr. Calgary; Rent The musical, Mimi Marquez; Rocky Horror Show, Magenta; Catch Me if You Can, Carol Strong. Hanna is a graduate of the Theatre Arts Program at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Ab. Hanna would like to give a huge thank you to her wonderful cast, crew, family, friends and to her other half, Dallen. Enjoy the show!
Welcome everyone to More Dirty Dancing!
You might recognise this French-Canadian from her previous roles as Annie in Runaway Bridesmaids, Franky/Suzy in Greased 2, or as Granny M in the Calgary Jubilations Junior production of Oh Canada: A Canadian Summer Adventure. You might also have had the chance to catch Maggie’s name in the program as the co-writer of this year’s production of Bewitching Elvis.
Maggie is very grateful to be back on the Celebrations stage for another show, and would like to give a huge thanks to Bob Cunningham for this amazing opportunity, as well as everyone involved in the production for everything they do. You all deserve huge recognition for all your hard work, whether it is behind the scenes, or on the floor as Ad-Cast. Finally, Maggie would like to thank her mother, Johane, and all her close friends for their constant love and support throughout her journey. Enjoy the show!
Mark is excited to be back again after recently finishing the run of Celebration's Runaway Bridesmaids through Edmonton and Calgary.
"There are so many new and thrilling challenges for me to dive into in this show, both physically and vocally, which has been fantastic. It is such a pleasure to be able to learn so much from my extraordinary fellow cast mates".
No longer a stranger to the road, Mark completed his BFA in Drama at the University of Calgary while on tour with Runaway Bridesmaids and just a year prior was fortunate enough to study performance abroad in the UK. When not on tour, Mark is a regular Improviser at Loose Moose Theatre, a roving clown with the Calgary International Kid's Festival, and a professional stilt walker with Green Fools Theatre.
Prices include a three-act musical comedy, a four-course dinner, and refillable tea and coffee. Prices do not include taxes, gratuities, pope or alcohol.