Flashdance – The Musical makes Gulf Coast premiere
Flashdance – The Musical, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will perform at the Lutcher Theater onWednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 at 7:00 PM. Tickets from $45-$65 are on sale now at www.lutcher.org or by calling the Lutcher Theater box office at 886-5535. Group and student specials are also available.
With electrifying dance at its core, Flashdance – The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambitions, Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream.
The original Paramount Pictures film was a worldwide smash hit that became a pop culture phenomenon, grossing over $150 million and featuring a Grammy Award-winning soundtrack. Flashdance – The Musical features a score including the hit songs from the movie, all of which became top ten hits on the radio around the world, including the Academy Award-winning title song “Flashdance – What a Feeling,” “Maniac,” “Gloria,” “Manhunt,” and “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll.” In addition to these hits, 16 brand new songs have been written for the stage.
Directed and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis, The Addams Family), Flashdance features a book by Robert Cary and Tom Hedley (co-writer of the original screenplay with Joe Eszterhas) with music by Robbie Roth and lyrics by Robert Cary and Robbie Roth.
Flashdance premiered in Pittsburgh, PA on Jan. 3, 2013 and has played over 40 cities across North America. The Atlanta Journal Constitution hailed it “an astonishing musical spectacle,” while Michigan Live dubbed Flashdance “A super-sexy blockbuster!”
Flashdance – The Muscial is produced by NETworks Presentations and is sponsored locally by The Examiner.
The Frances Ann Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts is located at 707 Main, Orange.