-- "Flashdance--The Musical" debuted at Detroit's
Fisher Theatre on March 10 and runs through the 22. As the guests
were being seated, the stage screen before the musical started
was in 3-D. Very cool, I might add.
begins at Hurley Steel factory in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where
Alex Owens (Karli Dinardo) works as a welder there by day and
is a dancer at Harry's Bar at night. However, her dream is to
be a professional ballet dancer and wants to go to Shipley Academy
to perfect her craft. Her best friend Gloria (Heidi Friese) also
works at Harry's as a waitress.
Nick Hurley (Adam J. Rennie) flirts with her and wants to go on
a date. But Alex says "she won't date the boss." He
gets rejected every time. Then he fires her. Realizing he's not
being fair, she agrees to go out with him. A romance blossoms.
hold of an application to get into Shipley Academy, fills it out,
and goes on her first audition. She fails miserably. Behind her
back, Nick makes a "donation" to the Academy in order
to get her a second audition. To her surprise, she gets a letter
in the mail asking her to do a solo second audition.
is a 20-minute intermission between the acts.
opens at the Chameleon Club, a strip joint where Gloria is a dancer
there and tries to be the "next big thing." Then May
29 comes along for Alex's solo audition. Her performance is electrifying
as she is dancing to "Flashdance--What a feeling."
Musical features a score including the hit songs from the 1983
movie, all of which became top ten hits on the radio around the
world. Other familiar songs were "Maniac," "Gloria"
and "I Love Rock 'n Roll." In addition, there are 16
brand new songs written for the musical with music by Robbie Roth
and lyrics by Robert Cary and Roth. The musical was directed and
choreographed by Sergio Trujillo. The Flashdance Orchestra was
conducted by Eric Fotre Leach.
the show and would definitely recommend it.
times for "Flashdance--The Musical" are Tuesday through
Saturday evening performances at 8 p.m., Sunday evening performances
at 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. Tickets
range from $35-$90 (includes parking and facility fees) and can
be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787,
online at ticketmaster.com or broadwayindetroit.com or at the
Fisher Theatre box office located at 3011 W. Grand Blvd.
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