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Flashdance Mentor Jo Ann Cunningham Talks About Inspiring People in Real Life

Flashdance Mentor Jo Ann Cunningham Talks About Inspiring People in Real Life

The new musical Flashdance tells the story of Alex, a young Pittsburgh woman who dreams of breaking out of her working-class life as a welder and becoming a trained ballerina. Jo Ann Cunningham plays Hannah, the mentor who encourages Alex to pursue her passion and enroll at a prestigious dance school. Cunningham sat down to talk about her catalytic character ...

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She’s a Maniac! Flashdance National Tour Begins Performances in Tempe

She’s a Maniac! Flashdance National Tour Begins Performances in Tempe

Tempe gets transported back to the 80s as the national tour of Flashdance begins performances on April 30. The musical, based on the 1983 movie, will play the ASU Gammage through May 5.

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 ...

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Matthew Henerson on Getting ‘Tired Just Watching' His Fantastic Flashdance Co-Stars

Matthew Henerson on Getting ‘Tired Just Watching' His Fantastic Flashdance Co-Stars

In Flashdance, Alex Owens dreams of getting out of the Pittsburgh dive bar where she works as a dancer and training to become a professional ballerina. The owner of the bar, Harry, played by Matthew Henerson, is trying to stay afloat while the seedy strip joint next door attempts to steal away business. Here, Henerson talks about playing a working-class ...

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DeQuina Moore on the Fun of Playing ‘Over-the-Top Sassafras’ as Kiki in Flashdance on Tour

DeQuina Moore on the Fun of Playing ‘Over-the-Top Sassafras’ as Kiki in Flashdance on Tour

In the new musical adaptation of the 1983 movie Flashdance, Alex Owens is supported by her close group of girlfriends as they work as dancers at a Pittsburgh dive bar. DeQuina Moore plays Kiki, the feistiest member of the group, who is hungry for stardom and sings one of the shows wildest numbers, “Manhunt.” Watch the video below to see ...

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David R. Gordon Feels Kinship with Playing Relentless Wise Guy Jimmy in Flashdance on Tour

David R. Gordon Feels Kinship with Playing Relentless Wise Guy Jimmy in Flashdance on Tour

In the new musical, Flashdance, Alex Owens is a dancer at a small Pittsburgh bar with big ballet dreams. While Alex’s journey is the focus of the story, she isn’t the only character pursuing her ambitions. Alex’s friend Jimmy, played by David R. Gordon, is a relentless jokester who tries his hand at stand-up in New York ...

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They’ve Got Her Number! Kelly Felthous Plays 'Dramatic Dreamer' Gloria in Flashdance on Tour

They’ve Got Her Number! Kelly Felthous Plays 'Dramatic Dreamer' Gloria in Flashdance on Tour

In the new musical Flashdance, Alex Owens is supported by her tightknit group of girlfriends as they work as dancers at a Pittsburgh dive bar. Kelly Felthous plays Gloria, Alex’s bubbly best friend, who travels down a different road than the strong-willed Alex. Felthous, who says she is “a bit lost at times,” like her character, describes what it ...

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Matthew Hydzik on Playing Rich and Wooing the Girl on Tour in Flashdance

Matthew Hydzik on Playing Rich and Wooing the Girl on Tour in Flashdance

In the new musical Flashdance, Matthew Hydzik plays Nick Hurley a dashing and supportive steel mill heir who helps Alex Owens (Emily Padgett) achieve her dream of training as a ballet dancer. Watch the video below to see Hydzik (West Side Story, Grease) talk about playing the “equivalent of a Rockefeller” in the show, growing up in the story’s ...

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Jillian Mueller and Katie Webber Will ‘Put It On’ in Flashdance Tour

Jillian Mueller and Katie Webber Will ‘Put It On’ in Flashdance Tour

There is a new pair of maniacs in town! Jillian Mueller will replace original star Emily Padgett in the national tour of Flashdance as the show’s heroine, Alex. Katie Webber will take on the role of Tess, replacing Rachelle Rak. The two actresses will join the cast on April 23 when the musical begins performances at Portland’s Keller ...

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Get a Flashy Video First Look at the National Tour of Flashdance in Motion

Get a Flashy Video First Look at the National Tour of Flashdance in Motion

The 1983 movie Flashdance has been reworked into a new musical, currently zipping across the country in a national tour. Sergio Trujillo directs and choreographs this inspirational story about Alex Owens, a young woman working in a Pittsburgh steel mill by day and as an exotic dancer by night, who dreams of becoming a professional ballet dancer. When Alex (Emily ...

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The National Tour of Flashdance Electrifies Pittsburgh on Opening Night

The National Tour of Flashdance Electrifies Pittsburgh on Opening Night
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It was a homecoming on many levels when the national tour of Flashdance celebrated its opening night at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Hall on January 3. Not only did it mark a return to theatrical roots for Pittsburgh natives Rachelle Rak and Matthew Hydzik, who star as Tess and Nick, respectively; the story itself takes place in Steel City. Based on ...

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