News release from the Embassy Theatre:
Flashdance – the Musical makes its Fort Wayne Premiere at The Embassy February 25 at 7:30 p.m.
(February 16, 2015) – Flashdance – The Musical, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will perform in Fort Wayne at the Embassy on Wednesday, Feb. 25at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for Flashdance – The Musical are on sale now and start at $28. Tickets can be purchased at The Embassy box office, by visiting Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800.745.3000. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more by calling 260.424.5665.
With electrifying dance at its core, Flashdance – 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.
The original Paramount Pictures film was a worldwide smash hit that became a pop culture phenomenon, grossing over $150 million and featuring a Grammy Award-winning soundtrack. Flashdance – The Musical features a score including the hit songs from the movie, all of which became Top 10 hits on the radio around the world, including the Academy Award-winning title song “Flashdance – What a Feeling,” “Maniac,” “Gloria,” “Manhunt” and “I Love Rock and Roll.” In addition to these hits, 16 brand new songs have been written for the stage with music by Robbie Roth and lyrics by Robert Cary and Roth.
Flashdance premiered in Pittsburgh, Penn. on Jan. 3, 2013 and has played more than 40 cities across North America. The Atlanta Journal Constitution hailed it “an astonishing musical spectacle,” while Michigan Live dubbed Flashdance “A super-sexy blockbuster!”
Joining Karli Dinardo as Alex Owens and Adam J. Rennie as Nick Hurley are Brianna-Marie Bell as Kiki, Heidi Friese as Gloria, Danielle Marie Gonzalez as Tess, Patricia Bartlett as Hannah, Randy Charleville as C.C., Michael Kingston as Harry and Jacob Tischler as Jimmy.
Also joining the company are Andres Acosta, Alex Aquilino, Amber Ardolino, Eduardo Carrillo, Antonio Jefferson, Emily Grace Kersey, Caitlin Lester-Sams, Katie Lombardo, Ryan J MacConnell, Ashley Munzek, Katherine Roarty, and Brandon Stonestreet.
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.
The production features scenic design by Klara Zieglerova, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, projection design by Peter Nigrini, sound design by Kevin Kennedy, with associate direction by Brad Rouse, and associate choreography by Edgar Godineaux and Natalie Caruncho.
The production also features music supervision and vocal and incidental arrangements by Jason Howland, orchestrations by Doug Besterman, dance arrangements by Jim Abbott and music direction by Nate Patten.
Flashdance – The Musical is produced by NETworks Presentations.
For more information, please visit www.flashdancethemusical.com.
Jam Theatricals (www.jamtheatricals.com) is proud to present Flashdance – The Musical as part of the 2014-15 Broadway at the Embassy season with presenting sponsor MidWest America Federal Credit Union and media sponsors the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, the Journal Gazette and WPTA/WISE.
About Jam Theatricals
Jam Theatricals (Presenter) is a Chicago-based entertainment company that presents and produces Broadway engagements throughout North America. Under the direction of co-founders Arny Granat and Steve Traxler, Jam Theatricals manages subscription seasons in 30 cities where they strive to bring the best of Broadway to the communities served. Current presentations include some of Broadway’ biggest blockbusters: Wicked, The Book of Mormon, Jersey Boys and many more. Jam Theatricals and its principals are the recipients of seven Tony AwardsÂ® for producing Glengarry Glen Ross (Best Revival of a Play, 2005), Monty Python’s Spamalot (Best Musical, 2005), The History Boys (Best Play, 2006), August: Osage County (Best Play, 2008), Hair (Best Revival of a Musical, 2009), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Best Revival of a Play, 2013) and All The Way (Best Play, 2014). Currently on Broadway, Jam Theatricals is producing You Can’t Take It With You, the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. For more information, please visit www.jamtheatricals.com.
About the Embassy Theatre
Built in 1928, the historic Embassy Theatre features national productions from the Broadway stage, concerts of all musical formats, cinema, educational programming and a continued commitment to young people. For more information, visit www.fwembassytheatre.org.