Now Playing Onstage in Madison - Week of 2/16/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Madison - Week of 2/16/2014 COMPLEXIONS CONTEMPORARY BALLET
Overture Center for the Arts
2/19-2/19/2014
Ballet, redefined. That's the only way to describe Complexions. Now in its 19th season, the company founded by Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson continues to push envelopes and defy definition -- both in terms of their dance genre and the ethnic makeup of their dancers. But there's no gimmick here - they do it all with the technical skill, athleticism and professionalism of the country's top classical companies. It's almost a new genre of dance, sure to delight and inspire Madison's knowledgeable dance audience.
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Now Playing Onstage in Madison - Week of 2/16/2014 MIRÓ STRING QUARTET
Wisconsin Union Theater
2/21-2/21/2014
For over 20 years, the Miro String Quartet has been among the US's top chamber music groups. With performances in some of the world's most important music venues, their "explosive vigor and technical finesse" is world-renowned. Rex Hearn of the Palm Beach Arts Paper said recently, "Surely [Miro will] replace the Tokyo String Quartet…as the best of the best in the eyes and ears of today's concertgoers. They're poised for the top spot." Miro is the Faculty String Quartet-in-Residence at the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music at the University of Texas in Austin. This is a Great Masters program, including Haydn's The lark, Quartet No. 5 by Glass, and Schubert's Death and the Maiden:
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Now Playing Onstage in Madison - Week of 2/16/2014 FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL
Overture Center for the Arts
2/25-3/2/2014
Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, the pop culture phenomenon of FLASHDANCE is now live on stage. 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. Flashdance - The Musical features a score that includes the biggest hit songs from the movie, including the Academy Award®-winning title song "Flashdance - What a Feeling," "Maniac," "Gloria," "Manhunt," and "I Love Rock & Roll." In addition to these hits, 16 brand new songs have been written for the musical with music by Robbie Roth and lyrics by Robert Cary and Robbie Roth.
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Now Playing Onstage in Madison - Week of 2/16/2014 FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL
Overture Center
2/25-3/2/2014
FLASHDANCE tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a working-class girl from Pittsburgh with a dream of becoming a professional dancer. She works by day as a steel mill welder, and a bar dancer at night while aspiring to be accepted at a prestigious ballet academy. When Alex catches the eye of her boss Nick Hurley, their romance shows her the meaning of love and drives her ambition to pursue 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," "I Love Rock & Roll." In addition to these hits, 16 brand new original songs have been written for the stage by Robbie Roth and Robert Cary. FLASHDANCE features a book by Tom Hedley (co-writer of the original screenplay with Joe Eszterhas), and Robert Cary, music by Robbie Roth, lyrics by Robert Cary and Robbie Roth and direction and choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis).
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