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

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

Portland gets transported back to the 80s as the national tour of Flashdance begins performances on April 23. The musical, based on the 1983 movie, will play the Keller Auditorium through April 28.

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 Fab Flashdance Co-Stars

Matthew Henerson on Getting ‘Tired Just Watching' His Fab 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 Is ‘Over-the-Top Sassafras’ as Kiki in Flashdance on Tour

DeQuina Moore Is ‘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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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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David R. Gordon on Playing the Relentless Wise Guy in Flashdance on Tour

David R. Gordon on Playing the Relentless Wise Guy 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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Flashdance's Matthew Hydzik on Playing Rich and Romancing the Girl on Tour in the New Musical

Flashdance's Matthew Hydzik on Playing Rich and Romancing the Girl on Tour in the New Musical

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

They’ve Got Her Number! Kelly Felthous on Playing '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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Tickets Now on Sale for the National Tour of Flashdance in Portland

Tickets Now on Sale for the National Tour of Flashdance in Portland

It’s time to get those feet moving! Tickets are now on sale for the national tour of Flashdance in Portland. The musical, based on the 1983 movie, will begin performances on April 23 at Keller Auditorium and run through April 28.

Flashdance tells the story of Alex Owens, a working-class girl from Pittsburgh striving to make her dreams of ...

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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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