Flashdance the Musical could be about to set the West End alight! The show’s official website promises an opening date sometime this autumn. So get your leg-warmers and leotards ready for a show that won rave reviews on its UK tour!
Set in Pittsburgh, Flashdance tells the story of 18 year old Alex, a welder by day and dancer by night. She longs to attend a top dance academy, but with no formal training it seems a distant dream.
A Pulsating Show!
The musical had toured the UK since 2008, recreating the dance moves and unforgettable music of the iconic 1983 movie. The title track ‘Flashdance… What a Feeling’ notably won an Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Song.
Choreographed by Arlene Phillips, Flashdance the Musical has been described as a show full of pulsating, raw energy. A fantastic score is littered with hit songs such as ‘Manhunt’, ‘Maniac’ and ‘Gloria’.
Back to the 80s!
Stage adaptations of Hairspray and Dirty Dancing show how nostalgia (and a cracking story) can make a hugely enjoyable theatre experience. Prior to opening night, Dirty Dancing had sold out the first six months of its run. Flashdance will be hoping to recapture just a little bit of that ‘80s magic!
Published: 01/03/2010 15:52:30