Jillian Mueller as Alex Owens in Flashdance - The Musical

Flashdance – The Musical, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will perform at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre from November 11 to 16.

With electrifying dance at its core, Flashdance – The Musical tells the inspiring 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 with a Grammy Award-winning soundtrack.

Flashdance – The Musical features a score including the hit songs from the movie, all of which became Top Ten global radio hits, including Academy Award-winning title song “Flashdance – What a Feeling,” “Maniac,” “Gloria,” “Manhunt,” and “I Love Rock ‘n’ 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.

Robbie Roth’s music has been heard on stage, screen, and radio all around the world. His songs have graced the Billboard charts in America, and appeared on record alongside Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, Johnny Cash, and many others. His work has been featured on “Good Morning America,” NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”, and in a number of films and documentaries.

Robbie is most often hired to write and produce for established and upcoming recording artists. In the theatre world, Robbie has been hired as composer on a number of new musicals, and has written and produced records for Tony Award® nominee, Gavin Creel.

Robert Cary is the director of the feature films Ira and Abby, Save Me, and Anything But Love. Ira and Abby received the Audience Favorite award following its premiere at the 2006 Los Angeles Film Festival and was released by Magnolia Pictures in 2007; Save Me premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and was released in the US in 2008.

Brad Rouse, Edgar Godineaux, and Natalie Caruncho will recreate award-winner Sergio Trujillo’s (Jersey Boys, Memphis, The Addams Family) direction and choreography. Flashdance also features a book by Robert Cary and Tom Hedley (co-writer of the original screenplay with Joe Eszterhas).

Tickets go on sale this Saturday at 10 am; group ticket purchases of 10 or more are now available via phoning 1.800.889.8457. Visit the website for more info.

Flashdance – The Musical

Dates: November 11 to 16
Venue: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 649 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Tickets will go on sale Saturday, September 20, 10 am at all Ticketmaster outlets, online, and via phoning toll-free 1.855.985.5000.

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