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PlayhouseSquare presents US National Tour of ‘Flashdance’ Cleveland premiere

Show will run from April 1-13, 2014

Some scenes from the exciting stage adaptation of Flashdance.
Some scenes from the exciting stage adaptation of Flashdance.Jeremy Daniel
 The stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film “Flashdance” is finally here in the Palace Theatre at PlayhouseSquare.
The stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film “Flashdance” is finally here in the Palace Theatre at PlayhouseSquare. PlayhouseSquare

The stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film “Flashdance” is finally here in the Palace Theatre at PlayhouseSquare. Tickets are on sale now with prices ranging from $10.00 to $75.00 and are available at the PlayhouseSquare Ticket Office, online at www.playhousesquare.org or by calling (216) 241-6000. Group orders of fifteen or more can be placed by calling (216) 241-8600.

“Flashdance” is the inspiring story of Alex Owens (a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night. Her dream is to someday become a professional performer. A romance with her steel mill boss begins to complicate her pursuit of her dream. It is then that Alex finds that the power of love will help her to make her dream come true.

The cast consists of Sydney Morton as Alex and Corey Mach as Nick are Alison Ewing as Tess, Ginna Claire Mason as Gloria, DeQuina Moore as Kiki, Madeleine Dohertyas Hannah, David R. Gordon as Jimmy, Steve Greenstein as Harry and Christian Whelan in the role of C.C.

Also on stage will be Erika Amato, Matt Anctil, Ashley Arcement, Mackenzie Bell, Derek Carley, Ryan Carlson, Whitney Cooper, Haley Hannah, Charlene Hoffman, Jarvis McKinley, Doreen Montavlo, Austin Owen, Katelyn Prominski, Angelo Soriano, Lawrence E. Street, Kamille Upshaw and Blake Zelesnikar.

This year is the 30th anniversary of the original Paramount Pictures film that became a culture phenomenon with its Grammy Award-winning soundtrack. The show features such standards from the movie as “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 with music by Robbie Roth and lyrics by Robert Cary and Robbie Roth.

“Flashdance – The Musical” is directed and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo with book by Robert Cary and Tom Hedley (who was the original screenplay co-writer along with Joe Eszerhas).

Tickets are on sale now for “Flashdance”, April 1 - 13, 2014, at PlayhouseSquare’s Palace Theatre.

Tickets start at just $10 at playhousesquare.org, 216-241-6000 or the PlayhouseSquare Ticket Office. Groups of 15 or more call group sales at 216-640-8600.

Performance times are Tuesday through Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

“Flashdance – The Musical” is part of the 2013-14 KeyBank Broadway Series. For more information on KeyBank, www.KeyBank.com.

This performance engagement is a part of the Smart Seats program at PlayhouseSquare that offers smart entertainment at a smart price. For more information on Smart Seats, visit playhousesquare.org/smartseats.

To enrich the experience of the theatergoers, PlayhouseSquare presents free Broadway Buzz events to complement KeyBank Broadway Series shows. Broadway Buzz Pre-Show Talks, providing behind-the-scenes insight, are held in the Idea Center at PlayhouseSquare one hour prior to each performance of “Flashdance”.

On Thursday evenings, guests are invited to stay in the theater for a post-show chat with members of the cast. Broadway Buzz events also are available for on-demand listening at playhousesquare.org or by subscribing to our podcast, and are made possible by the generous donors and sponsors that support PlayhouseSquare’s not-for-profit mission.

PlayhouseSquare encourages all guests to “Plan Your Visit” ahead of time by visiting playhousesquare.org and clicking the “Plan Your Visit” tab where directions, parking information, dining options, lodging, ticketing policies and other helpful information designed to enhance guest experiences at PlayhouseSquare exist. Whether their visit is the first or one hundred and first, PlayhouseSquare is committed to making guest experiences both as memorable and hassle free as possible.

PlayhouseSquare is a world-class, not-for-profit performing arts center, arts education champion and downtown developer.