FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL to Play Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, 11/12-17; Tickets on Sale 9/13
Flashdance - The Musical, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will make its Wisconsin premiere at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Nov. 12-17. Tickets will go on sale Friday, Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. Ticket prices start at $50 and will be available at the Fox Cities P.A.C. ticket office, by visiting foxcitiespac.com, or by calling (800) 982-2787. Group orders a minimum of 10 or more may be placed by calling (920) 730-3786.
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.
Joining Jillian Mueller as Alex and Corey Mach as Nick are Alison Ewing as Tess, Dequina Moore as Kiki, Jo Ann Cunningham as Hannah, David R. Gordon as Jimmy, Matthew Henerson as Harry and Christian Whelan in the role of C.C.
Also joining the company are Carleigh Bettiol, Derek Carley, Ryan Carlson,Lynorris Evans, Haley Hannah, Charlene Hoffman, Jarvis McKinley, Doreen Montavlo, Shane Ohmer, Austin Owen, Kristin Piro, Katelyn Prominski, Angelo Soriano, Dani Spieler, Lawrence E. Street, and Kamille Upshaw.
Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, 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 10 hits on the radio around the world including the Academy Award-winning title song "Flashdance - What a Feeling," "Maniac," "Gloria," "Manhunt," "I Love Rock & Roll." In addition to these hits, 16 brand new songs have been written for the stage with music byRobbie Roth and lyrics by Robert Cary and Robbie Roth.
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).
In addition to the U.S. touring company, a Second Company will be assembled for the creatively reworked production of Flashdance on Broadway for an open-ended engagement.
Flashdance - The Musical will play Nov. 12-17 at the Fox Cities. P.A.C. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Matinees will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Some of the costumes, dancing and language in Flashdance - The Musical may not be appropriate for younger audience members.
Flashdance - The Musical is locally supported by Miller Electric Mfg. Co. and Miron Construction Co., Inc. Flashdance - The Musical is part of the Kimberly-Clark 2013-14 Broadway Across America - Fox Cities Series, which is supported by the title sponsor, Kimberly-Clark Corporation.