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Dirty Dancing + Hits of the 80’s

40 & FABULOUS!!!

Hear the mighty WurliTzer like never before as a group of very talented artists bash out the hits of the 80’s to get you in the mood for one of the most iconic films of the decade, Dirty Dancing!

There will be some super 80s corkers, like Fame, Ghostbusters, Take On Me and many more. Get ready to hit that high note…”in a day or twoooooooo!” And you haven’t had the time of your life until you’ve seen THE dirty dance performed on the Capri’s stage.

Hits of the 1980s plus “Dirty Dancing” starts at 7.00pm, with some up-tempo hits songs from the 1980s demonstrating how more recent popular music can be performed on the WurliTzer. Three of our local organists will entertain with a disco version of “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” by Boys Town Gang 1982, music from the movie “Rocky” (1981), “Feeling” from Flashdance (1983), to mention a few. A live dance routine, with the famous leaping-lifting sequence from the movie “Dirty Dancing” (M) will lead into this smash hit movie from 1987.

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of its inaugural concert at the Capri, all proceeds will go towards the restoration of the theatre organ.

This event is part of the 40th anniversary celebrations of the mighty WurliTzer theatre organ’s inaugural concert at the Capri Theatre. There is a whole weekend of events planned and you can buy a discounted ticket to all three events by contacting us directly at secretary@capri.org.au or by calling 8272 1177.


Claire has performed in many concerts at the Capri, with the Band of the South Australia Police, Rosanne Hosking and others, and has been the featured organist for regular big shows like New Years Eve and Rocky Horror for over 15 years.
She often plays at the Capri for weddings and other special hires, in addition to performing regularly for private functions on the Grand Organ in the Adelaide Town Hall.

Claire continues to excite and entertain audiences by arranging music across a very wide range of genres.

Her version of the wonderful music from the era of “Dirty Dancing”, specifically arranged for the WurliTzer, is something not to be missed.

Jennie has performed at the Capri on many occasions, both on Piano and Organ. She has also performed in Washington DC in 1986. Adjudicator for Yamaha Music Festivals and Eisteddfods.
Clinician for many years. Published author of Lesson books on keyboard for Adults. Licensed Yamaha Teacher from 1981.

Worked all over Australia as a teacher and clinician with pianos and keyboards. Teaching since 1974.
Recently won an award from AMEB for singing.
Family is 2 girls and 1 grandchild. Married for 41 1/2 years.

Marg began playing the organ at the age of 12 and started teaching at 14.

She has performed regularly at the Capri for the past few years,  after playing for some time back in the 1990s and is now a regular movie session organist.