Dirty Dancing In Cleveland – a Ticket Giveaway!

Ahh Dirty Dancing. It’s a movie that definitely brings me back. The story (innocent girl meets bad boy and falls in love), the music and of course, the dancing. Oh and the iconic lines – Nobody puts Baby in a corner … I carried a watermelon … and one of my personal favorites:

Me? I’m scared of everything. I’m scared of what I saw, I’m scared of what I did, of who I am, and most of all I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you.

Anyway, when I heard that Dirty Dancing had been made into a musical AND it was coming to Cleveland, I knew I had to somehow convince B to see it with me – or plan a girls night out. So when Playhouse Square invited me* to their media night, I knew a GNO was in order!

Perfect GNO - flowers, candles, wine (not pictured) and cute coasters!

Perfect GNO – flowers, candles, wine (not pictured) and cute coasters!

Goofy before the show

Goofy before the show

Ali and I got to the show a little early, with enough time to enjoy some delicious food from The District, who was catering the media event. We chatted with some people from Q104 and Cleveland Scene and enjoyed some treats:

Some of the delicious food we feasted on

Some of the delicious food we feasted on (cupcakes not pictured)

My fave - the fish!

My fave – the fish!

More food. Didn't try this because of the meat but it looked good!

More food. Didn’t try this because of the meat but it looked good!

Then it was showtime! When the lights went down and the music started, I was immediately transported back in time to 1963 upstate New York. The dancing was unbelievable, the singing great (there was one male and one female vocal who stole the show – they sing the famous (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life) and the story just as cheesy and romantic as I remembered it from way back when. Okay, maybe it was cheesier (seeing and hearing the lines from live actors is a little different from on your TV screen) but since I love the cheese I could handle it.

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Overall, the show was enjoyable and it was a great way to spend a Wednesday evening. If you’re interested in learning more, check out the video and more information from Playhouse Square:


The show is in town through March 22! So, want to enjoy a romantic evening? OR Girls Night Out? Or just really wanna see the show? Good news – I have two tickets to give away to the March 17 show! Interested in winning the tickets? Here’s how you enter – there are three different ways and each comment is a separate entry!

1. Leave a comment and tell me your favorite part of the movie (or musical!). It can be a favorite quote or scene.

2. Leave another comment telling me your favorite movie turned musical or vise versa.  

3. Follow @Playhousesquare  and me (@koskim) on Twitter. Leave me a comment and let me know you did and your handle so I can follow you!

That’s it! I’ll draw winners on Wednesday, March 11.

*Disclosure: I was asked by Playhouse Square to help promote Dirty Dancing in Cleveland #dirtydancingcle. In exchange, I received two free tickets to the media night performance of the show, the pre-show drinks and food from The District and two tickets to give away. I’ll be using random.org to select a random comment. 


22 thoughts on “Dirty Dancing In Cleveland – a Ticket Giveaway!

  1. Melissa, that is awesome how you were invited to Media Night! I always say how big time you are in this city! Also, great blog because Jenny (my girlfriend) and I are going to District tonight for dinner which is the first time we will be going there. I am really excited and the food looks good so that is an added plus! What should I get? Note, I can’t eat meat today and I am not a tofu person like you but I have never tried it so maybe you need convince me at some point.

    To be 100% honest I couldn’t tell you about the movie except Jennifer Grey won Dancing With The Stars a couple seasons ago. What I can tell you is that my Mom’s favorite movie of all time is Dirty Dancing and she would love nothing more than to go to the musical with my Dad. We were actually talking about it the other day when I went and visited them.

    For the last three years I have gotten my parents tickets to Playhouse Square for their Anniversary. Three years ago, they went and saw Jersey Boys (my Mom cried when I gave her the tickets) and loved it!!! Two years ago they saw The Lion King and last year they saw Jerry Seinfeld. They love going to the Playhouse and know they will love this show!

    Movie turned musical? WOW that is a good question! I have always loved Grease, is it a musical now? I don’t really know but if it is and if it came to Cleveland I would definitely love to see that.

    Being born and raised in Cleveland it is awesome to see how awesome our Theater District is and how awesome that area is now!

    Thanks for sharing!!

    – John Charles Rini (@IAMRINI)

  2. My favorite scene is totally corny, which speaks to where I’m at in my life. I love when the family first arrives at Kellerman’s and Baby & Lisa are deciding what activities to participate in. There’e something about the idea of a long vacation like this as a family that really appeals to me!

  3. I am already following you and PHS! My favorite part is when she first starts learning the dirrrrty dancing and can’t stop giggling! That would TOTALLY be me. My favorite movie turned musical is THE LION KING!

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