Photo by Kyle Froman
New Orleans gets transported back to the 80s as the national tour of Flashdance begins performances on February 26. The musical, based on the 1983 movie, will play the Mahalia Jackson Theater through March 3.
Flashdance tells the story of Alex Owens, a working-class girl from Pittsburgh striving to make her dreams of becoming a professional dancer a reality. She works by day at a steel mill, where she catches the eye of her boss Nick Hurley. By night she works as a “flashdancer” at a local bar, but longs to become a student at the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy. The musical features hits from the film’s Grammy-winning soundtrack, including “Flashdance—What a Feeling,” “Maniac,” “Gloria” and 10 original songs.
Emily Padgett stars as Alex Owens. She is joined by Matthew Hydzik as Nick, Rachelle Rak as Tess, Kelly Felthous as Gloria, David R. Gordon as Jimmy and DeQuina Moore as Kiki.
Flashdance is directed and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis). The show features a score by Robbie Roth and Robert Cary and a book by Cary and Tom Hedley.
Don’t miss your chance to see this film favorite dance to life on the stage; get your tickets today!