Cancer Council and Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage have joined forces to sweep Queenslanders off their feet and raise funds for women affected by breast cancer.
Announced as the official charity partner for the national season, Australians are being invited to support Cancer Council during Dirty Dancing performances in Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.
Queensland is the only State being treated to Final Dress Rehearsal tickets at a cost of $69.90, with all Producer proceeds invested into the work of Cancer Council Queensland statewide.
Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said the initiative was too good to be passed up by Dirty Dancing fans.
“The opportunity to see a Final Dress Rehearsal of this first-class performance while raising funds for Cancer Council Queensland is exciting,” Ms Clift said.
“It will be a great feeling to sit down and enjoy a classic while making a difference to Queenslanders impacted by cancer.
“We’re very proud to have been named the official charity partner nationally for all Dirty Dancing performances, and thank all theatre-goers for their generosity and outstanding support.”
Producer John Frost said, “I am thrilled that the Cancer Council is our Official Community Charity for the national tour of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage. We look forward to welcoming Queenslanders into our Final Dress Rehearsal to raise funds for this important charity.”
The Brisbane season of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage starts on Wednesday 27 May, with tickets to the Tuesday 26 May Final Dress Rehearsal at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre on sale now via qpac.com.au.
An unprecedented live experience, this worldwide smash-hit explodes with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensationally sexy dancing and tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives.
Featuring hit songs, including “Hungry Eyes”, “Hey Baby”, “Do You Love Me?” and the heart stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” it’s an unforgettable live experience.
“More than 3000 Queenslanders will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year alone, and about 520 will die from the disease,” Ms Clift said.
“One in eight Queensland women will be diagnosed with breast cancer before age 85. This cancer is serious, and more needs to be done to ensure better treatment outcomes and survival rates.
“By purchasing tickets for yourself and a few friends, you’re assisting our investment into breast cancer research, patient support services, prevention and early detection.”
All funds raised through the sale of final Dirty Dancing Final Dress Rehearsal Tickets will benefit Queenslanders and their family and friends affected by breast cancer, news which delighted Kurt Phelan who plays the iconic Johnny Castle.
“Born and bred in Townsville – I am proud that Dirty Dancing is supporting such an important charity and that all profits will go directly to help Queenslanders in their fight against cancer,” said Phelan
For interviews, please contact:
Katie Clift, Executive Manager, Media and Spokesperson, Cancer Council Queensland
P. (07) 3634 5372 M. 0409 001 171
For more information, please contact:
Kim Ryan, Senior Media Specialist, Cancer Council Queensland
P. (07) 3634 5239 M. 0488 015 702