WEST End stars showed off their skills at the Stadium of Light.
Johnny, Penny and Baby from the Dirty Dancing stage show – one of the most successful musicals ever – were at the home of the Black Cats to launch the Wearside leg of the national tour.
Guests were treated to a sneak peek at scenes from the production, which included classic tracks I’ve Had the Time of My Life and Do You Love Me?.
Producers say the show, which comes to the Sunderland Empire in September 2012, is a faithful recreation of the hit film, which starred Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.
* See tomorrow’s Echo for more about the Dirty Dancing launch.