Drive benefits The Salvation Army; Special donation discount available for Thanksgiving performance
Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is planning a holiday canned food drive in conjunction with the Thanksgiving week engagement of “Dirty Dancing,” playing as part of the 2014/2015 Broadway in Atlanta series at the Fox Theatre, November 25-30. All week long, patrons can donate non-perishable items that will help The Salvation Army to serve Atlanta-area families during the upcoming holiday season. On Thanksgiving only, guests who donate three or more items can take advantage of a $20 discount (dress circle only) for that evening’s performance.
“As a longstanding part of the Atlanta community, we are always looking for ways to give back,” said Russ Belin, Broadway in Atlanta Vice President. “Families look for ways to celebrate each other on Thanksgiving – from enjoying dinner together to shopping to entertainment like seeing ‘Dirty Dancing,’ and this gives them an opportunity to simultaneously help community members in need as we move into the holiday season.”
The $20 discount on dress circle tickets will be available only for the 7:30 p.m. performance on Thursday, November 27, and guests must donate three or more non-perishable food items in order to receive the discount. The offer is available beginning at 5 p.m. for walk up purchases at the Fox Theatre box office on Thanksgiving day. There is a six ticket maximum per person on discounted tickets , and three donation items are required for each discount. The canned food drive will continue throughout the weekend through the final “Dirty Dancing” performance on Sunday, November 30 at 6:30 p.m.
“Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage” is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this timeless love story features the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.” London’s Sunday Express says “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!”
It’s the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman is on vacation in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents. Mesmerized by the racy dance moves and pounding rhythms she discovers in the resort’s staff quarters, Baby can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle, the resort’s sexy dance instructor. Passions ignite and Baby’s life changes forever when she is thrown in to the deep end as Johnny’s leading lady, both on-stage and off.
Tickets start at $33 and are available at by visiting foxtheatre.org/dirtydancing, calling 1-855-285-8499 or visiting the Fox Theatre Box Office (660 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308). Group orders of 10 or more may by placed by calling 404-881-2000.
The staged musical of this worldwide smash-hit film will play the Fox Theatre November 25-30, with a special performance at 7:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving. The performance schedule is:
Tuesday-Thursday 7:30 p.m.
Friday 8 p.m.
Saturday 2 p.m., 8 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
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