Full Casting and Tour Dates Announced for ‘Flashdance – The Musical’

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.

For more information, please visit www.flashdancethemusical.com or follow us www.facebook.com/flashdancemusical.

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

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