FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL Comes to the Orpheum, 4/2-7

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FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL Comes to the Orpheum, 4/2-7

Flashdance The Musical, the live stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will make its Minnesota debut at Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre, April 2-7, 2013. With electrifying dance at its core, this new musical features a score including the hit songs from the movie, all of which became Top Ten hits on the radio including the Academy Award-winning title song "Flashdance - What A Feeling," "Maniac," "Manhunt" and "I Love Rock & Roll."

Single tickets are on sale now. Flashdance The Musical is presented by Hennepin Theatre Trust as part of its 2012/13 Broadway Across America-Minneapolis season. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org or call 1.800.982.2787.

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.

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. In addition to the hit songs from the movie, 16 brand new songs have been written for the stage with music by Robbie 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 which will begin performances on Broadway in August 2013 for an open-ended engagement.

For more information, visit www.flashdancethemusical.com, or find the show on Facebook, Youtube and Instagram: flashdancemusical.

Individual tickets for Flashdance The Musical are on sale now. Tickets start at $34 (subject to change) depending on performance time and seating preference. Tickets may be purchased in person at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Avenue, Mpls., 55402, no service fees), online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org or through Ticketmaster by calling 1.800.982.2787 or visiting a Ticketmaster Ticket Center. All prices include applicable facility fees. Additional charges may apply. Groups of 10 or more save, and should call 612.373.5665 for information and reservations. *This show contains some mature content that may not be suitable for all audiences.

Performance dates for Flashdance The Musical are Tuesday, April 2 through Sunday, April 7, 2013. Performance times are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m.

HENNEPIN THEATRE TRUST, owner of the historic Orpheum, State, Pantages and New Century Theatres, is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to arts-inspired community cultural development. We achieve our mission by presenting a rich mix of live performances, creating inspiring arts education experiences and advancing a thriving Hennepin Avenue cultural district in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Trust's activities include presenting Broadway touring productions and the related Broadway Confidential series, concerts, comedy, speakers and other variety entertainment plus educational initiatives including our SpotLight Musical Theatre and SpotLight Critical Reviewer programs for high schools, Teen Ushers, the Access Program and Family Day events.

BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA, part of the Key Brand Entertainment family of companies which includes Broadway.com and is operated by British theatre producer John Gore (Owner & CEO). Broadway Across America presents first-class touring musicals and plays across 40 North American cities and, under the supervision of Beth Williams (CEO - Theater Division), is dedicated to the development and production of new and diverse theatre. Recent Broadway productions include How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; Memphis; Million Dollar Quartet (Broadway, off-Broadway, West End, US Tour); One Man, Two Guvnors; The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess; and the Toronto production of War Horse. Upcoming: Hands on a Hardbody, Tuck Everlasting, Little Miss Sunshine, Big Fish and the Las Vegas production of Million Dollar Quartet. Broadway.com is the premier theater website for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. For more information, visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com.

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