"Flashdance The Musical," the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will open Tuesday, March 19, at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville.
The show will run through Sunday, March 24.
Tickets for this limited, one-week engagement start at $15 and are on sale now at www.tpac.org, by phone at 615-782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, localed 505 Deaderick St. in downtown Nashville. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 615-782-4060.
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.
“Based on one of the most iconic films of all time, 'Flashdance' is an unforgettable story about discovering your passion, establishing your independence, and pursuing your dreams – themes that resonate with all of us,” said Kathleen O’Brien, TPAC president and chief executive officer. “TPAC audiences will be among the first to see this new production, and the buzz has been high since we announced it. With hit songs like ‘What a Feeling,’ ‘Maniac’ and ‘I Love Rock and Roll,’ this show will make for a rocking night out.”
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the original Paramount Pictures film was a worldwide smash hit that became a pop culture phenomenon, grossing more than $150 million and featuring a Grammy Award-winning soundtrack.
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 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 by Robbie Roth and lyrics by Robert Cary and Robbie Roth.
Joining Broadway stars Emily Padgett as Alex, Matthew Hydzik as Nick, and Rachelle Rak as Tess, are Kelly Felthous as Gloria, 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 Holly Ann Butler, Claire Camp, Derek Carley, Ryan Carlson, Natalie Caruncho, Lynorris Evans, Thursday Farrar, Kamille Upshaw, Holly Laurent, Jakob Karr, Dan Kohler, Brandt Martinez, Nicholas McGough, Ariela Morgenstern, Rebecca Riker, Andrea Spiridonakos and Lawrence Street.
Directed and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo, "Flashdance The Musical" features a book by Robert Cary and Tom Hedley, co-writer of the original screenplay with Joe Eszterhas.
In addition to the American touring company, a second company will be assembled for the creatively reworked production of "Flashdance The Musical," which will begin performances on Broadway in August 2013 for an open-ended engagement.
Performances for the Nashville shows are Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m. There will be matinee performances on Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m.