"Take Your Schedule and Make It Happen"-- Put Flashdance the Musical on Your Schedule
Flashdance The Musical is
an adaption of the motion picture Flashdance that brought audiences some of the classic eighties hits and fashion that every
flashback night would not exist without. Flashdance the musical is a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the film. The
audiences of Washington D.C. will have an opportunity to sing along with the recognizable hits as they are played on stage
at the Eisenhower Theater. The musical runs from December 25 to January 19. The show runs two hours and thirty minutes and
contains some adult content. There are both matinee and evening showings to suit your fancy. It is an incredibly choreographed
musical that you will not want to miss. It is a performance that will leave you nostalgic for all things eighties… especially
legwarmers this winter.
Plot to Dance
If a plot could simply be dance, Flashdance The Musical would express
more than there is to tell through words alone. Flashdance the Musical is about a woman named Alex Owens. Alex works at a
Pittsburgh steel mill as a welder during the day, but follows her passion to be a professional dancer at night by working
in a bar. After meeting her boss at the steel mill, the two embark upon a romance. The romance between Alex and her boss complicate
matters by challenging her ambitions. Nonetheless, Alex learns what it means to love and how it has the power to help her
pursue her dream to become professional performer. Love does not get in the way, but it encourages us to dream and to follow
it through to its manifestation.
Flashdance Movie Trivia
Do you remember the tag lines from the movie
Flashdance? "Every day she works in a man's world. Every night, she dances through the universe that is her dream," "What
a feeling," "When the dancer becomes the dance," "Take your passion and make it happen," "Something happens when she hears
music… it's her freedom. It's her fire. It's her life." The film took on so many issues that were facing the working
women of the 1980s, and even today. The social dichotomy of a "man" and "woman's" world, leaving Alex (whose name is not particular
male or female) to create a dream that is independent of gender and sex constraints that is based on the individual spirit's
desire to carve a unique experience through dance.
The film was directed by Adrian Lyne and written by Thomas Hedley,
Jr. and Joe Eszterhas. The film is a quintessential film from the 1980s. The film's box office grossed $94,900,000 and $36,180,000
in rentals. Jennifer Beals was casted as the main character, Alex Owens. Beals captured the essence of 1980s fashion and style
with the classic cut off heather gray sweatshirt and high-heeled shoes with leg warmers. It has become the "it" costume for
any 80s flashback party or Halloween. The film was filled with songs that have become classic 80s hits. Some of the the songs
include: "Manic" performed by Michael Sembello and "Flashdance… What a Feeling performed by Irene Cara." The one written
by Irene Cara was done so specifically for the movie version of Flashdance. Some of the other songs include: "Gloria" and
"Imagination" by Laura Branigan.
What is totally awesome is that the songs will also be heard in Flashdance The Musical
in addition to some original music that compliments the existing pop score. There is no doubt that audience members will be
singing along and dancing it their seats, ready to follow their dreams.
Flashdance The Musical Cast
cast is led by Sydney Morton as Alex. She has been seen on Broadway in the following productions: Memphis, Motown, Evita,
Jersey Boys, High School Musical. Morton has also in the televised version of The Sound of Music and various commercials.
Alex's love interest, Nick, is played by Corey Mach. He has been seen in the Broadway productions of Hands on Hardbody and
Godspell. He has also toured with Wicked and Rent. The supporting cast includes: Ginna Claire Mason, Dequina Moore, Alison
Ewing, Madeleine Doherty, David R. Gordon, Steve Greenstein, Christian Whelan, Erika Amato and Matt Anctil. There are also
a talented number of performers who join them on stage.
Creative Team- "The Gift Becomes the Fire"
should be no wonder why Flashdance The Musical is a special anniversary production, as Tom Hedley is the Executive Producer
and author of the book. The book was co-created with Robert Cary, who also assisted in writing the lyrics with Robbie Roth.
The director and choreographer is Sergio Trujillo. They are joined by the following: Jason Howland, David Alpert, Klara Zieglerova,
Paul Tazewell, Howell Binkley, Peter Nigrini, John Shivers, David Patridge, Charles Lapointe, Cookie Jordan, Tara Rubin Castin,
Doug Besterman, Jim Abbott, John Miller, Edgar Godineaux and Joel Rosen.