Join StageAgent today and unlock amazing theatre resources and opportunities. Research Playwrights, Librettists, Composers and Lyricists. Browse Theatre Writers. Adapted from the movie of the same name, Flashdance the Musical tells the story of Alex, a 19 year old welder at a steel mill whose ambition is to obtain a place at the renowned Shipley Dance Academy. However, she dreams of becoming a trained, professional dancer. But when she realizes the competition that she faces from accomplished, traditionally-trained dancers, Alex soon grows nervous. Can she summon her courage and wow the audition panel with her own, unique style? Meanwhile, Alex has caught the eye of Nick Hurley, the nephew of the steel mill owner. Putting their prejudices about each other aside, they begin to date but Alex is unaware that Nick has bribed the Shipley audition panel to get Alex a callback. When she discovers the truth, and realizes that Nick is also being forced to lay off many of her friends from the steel mill, Alex decides to return to her small hometown and give up on her dreams and ambitions.
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Shows People Theatres Awards. Flashdance the Musical Tour. Opening Date Dec 28, Closing Date. Musical Original National Tour. External Links. Cotler and Richard Gilbert.
Skip to main content Skip to footer site map. Flashdance The Musical -. Category: Select All Photo Video. What a feeling! What an evening! The 80s film-musical adaption trend is alive and well. In addition to Fame, Footloose and more, fans of the iconic poppy music era can catch the classic Flashdance during its current UK tour, which currently plays the Theatre Royal in Brighton. When adapting movies into Broadway musicals, it certainly helps to start with a movie that revolves around singing and dancing. Or, at least, a movie that includes some kind of singing or dancing as a major part of the story or plot.
This tour marks the world premiere of a new stage adaptation of the hit film, revised since its London stage premiere in It plays Heinz Hall. The Jan. Technically, it's the world premiere of a new stage version; the writers from London remain, but audiences can expect something "completely re-envisioned," with "new songs, new book, new creative team and overall a different physical production," a spokesman told Playbill. The national tour of Flashdance — The Musical, the fairy tale of a lady steelworker who dreams of legit dance while moonlighting as an exotic dancer, began Jan. Read the Playbill. Read the Playbill magazine interview with Trujillo. The Flashdance touring company will play at least 25 cities. A separate Broadway company will begin performances at a New York City theatre to be announced in August , for an open-ended engagement. The year mark the 30th anniversary of the pop-cultural phenomenon.