Photo Courtesy of Jeremy Daniel
WEST PALM BEACH — The pop culture phenomenon of Flashdance, which took the nation by storm as a major motion picture 30 years ago, is now live on stage with electrifying dance at its core at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.
The curtain opens tonight through Feb. 1 at Kravis, 701 Okeechobee Blvd in West Palm Beach. Performances are 8 p.m. today and Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
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.
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 production 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.
Flashdance — The Musical features a book by Tom Hedley (co-writer of the original screenplay), and Robert Cary with direction and choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis).