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Gillian Abbott as Baby in National Tour of Dirty Dancing—The Classic Story On Stage

Nobody puts Baby in a corner.

Samuel Pergande as Johnny Castle and Gillian Abbott as Frances "Baby" Houseman.
(© Matthew Murphy)

Gillian Abbott has taken over the iconic role of Frances "Baby" Houseman in the North American tour of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage.

Gillian Abbott and Samuel Pergande in Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage.
(© Matthew Murphy)

Abbott joins Samuel Pergande as Johnny Castle to lead the company of 26 that includes Doug Carpenter (Billy Kostecki, Singer), Jerome Harmann-Hardeman (Tito Suarez), Ryan Jesse (Neil Kellerman), Caralyn Kozlowski (Marjorie Houseman), Gary Lynch (Max Kellerman), Scott McCreary (Robbie Gould), Herman Petras (Mr. Schumacher), Emily Rice (Lisa Houseman), Mark Elliot Wilson (Dr. Jake Houseman), and Jenny Winton (Penny Johnson). The ensemble comprises John Antony, Rachel Boone, Amanda Brantley, Josh Drake, Rashaan James, II, Joshua Keith, Alexandra Matteo, Michael Milton, Phoebe Pearl, Virginia Preston, Michael Thomas Pugliese, Jennlee Shallow, Nicole Spencer and Paul Victor.

Samuel Pergande takes on the role of Johnny Castle, with Gillian Abbott as Frances "Baby" Houseman.
(© Matthew Murphy)

The production's book is written by Eleanor Bergstein and the North American tour is directed by James Powell with choreography by Michele Lynch based on the original choreography by Kate Champion. The creative team also includes Stephen Brimson Lewis (set design), Tim Mitchell (lighting design), Jennifer Irwin (costume design), Bobby Aitken (sound design), Jon Driscoll (video and projection design), Bernie Ardia (hair design), Conrad Helfrich (music supervisor and orchestrations), and Alan Plado (music director).

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