Full casting has been announced and rehearsals have begun for the upcoming national tour of Flashdance – The Musical, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film of the same name.
Joining the previously announced 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, Charlene Hoffman, Holly Laurent, Jakob Karr, Dan Kohler, Brandt Martinez, Nicholas McGough, Ariela Morgenstern, Rebecca Riker, Andrea Spiridonakos, and Lawrence Street.
As previously announced, Flashdance will launch on January 1 at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Hall with an official opening on Thursday, January 3 and continues on to more than 25 cities with additional bookings to be announced.
In addition to the US national touring company, a second company will be assembled on Broadway with performances beginning August 2013 for an open-ended engagement.
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.
It will feature a score including the hit songs from the movie, all of which became Top Ten hits on the radio around the world including the Academy 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.
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) with music by Robbie Roth and lyrics by Robert Cary and Robbie Roth.
Here are the tour dates:
Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Hall January 1- January 6, 2013
St. Louis, MO Peabody Opera House January 8 – January 13, 2013
Louisville, KY Kentucky Center January 15 – January 20, 2013
Grand Rapids, MI DeVos Hall January 22 – January 27, 2013
Wilmington, DE DuPont Theater January 29 – February 3, 2013
Atlanta, GA Fox Theater February 5 – February 10, 2013
Baltimore, MD Hippodrome February 12 – February 17, 2013
Tampa, FL Straz Center February 19 – February 24,2013
New Orleans, LA Mahalia Jackson February 26 – March 3, 2013
Fort Lauderdale, FL Broward Center PAC March 5 – March 17, 2013
Nashville, TN Tennessee PAC March 19 – March 24, 2013
Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre April 2 – April 7, 2013
Spokane, WA INB West PAC April 11 – April 14, 2013
Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre April 16 – April 21, 2013
Portland, OR Keller Auditorium April 23 – April 28, 2013
Tempe, AZ Gammage Auditorium April 30 – May 4, 2013
Costa Mesa, CA Segerstrom PAC May 7 – May 19, 2013
Houston, TX Sarofim Hall June 4 – June 15, 2013
San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre June 18 – June 23, 2013
Dallas, TX Music Hall June 25 – July 7, 2013