The fall North American premiere of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage, the British-made stage show of the popular Hollywood picture, will feature Torontonian Jake Simons as Johnny Castle and Monica West as Frances "Baby" Houseman.
The dance-heavy stage musical begins performances Oct. 31 at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto. The show is a sensation in London.
The casting announcement follows an extensive search across Canada and some major cities in the United States. The Toronto run is produced by David Mirvish, by arrangement with Jacobsen Entertainment, in association with Lionsgate and Magic Hour Productions.