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Theater Review: Dirty Dancing

Photo Courtesy of Hippodrome Theatre


If you cannot get enough of Dirty Dancing the movie, our theater critic J.Wynn Rousuck talks with Tom Hall about Dirty Dancing, the musical. The show is at the Hippodrome until May 24.  Rousuck and Hall talk through the success of the adaptation and the role of music in the performance.

J. Wynn Rousuck has been reviewing theater for WYPR's Midday (and previously, Maryland Morning) since 2007. Prior to that, she was the theater critic of The Baltimore Sun, where she reviewed more than 3,000 plays over the course of 23 years. Her feature coverage for The Sun included a comprehensive series chronicling the development of the Tony Award-winning musical, “Hairspray.” Judy got her start at The Cleveland Press and at Cleveland’s fine arts radio station, WCLV. Her broadcasting experience also includes a year as an on-air theater critic for Maryland Public Television.