I loved Flashdance, the movie and am so excited that the big Broadway musical version is coming to Tempe this week. Yep, millions of us got that “Flashdance” feeling in 1983 when the movie, with its great music, dancing and romantic story, swept us away. Fast forward thirty years we can be swept away again by FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL when it comes to ASU Gammage, April 30-May 5.
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 becoming a respected professional performer. Along the way she falls in love with her boss at the mill. And, in true fairy-tale fashion, it all works out in the end with Alex’s prince of a boss/boyfriend helping to make her dream come true. Think of it as Cinderella in a welding mask and leg warmers!
The audience shares in Alex’s trials and triumphs with great dancing and a score that includes the biggest hit songs from the movie, including the Academy Award-winning title song “Flashdance – What a Feeling,” Maniac,” “Gloria,” “Manhunt,” and “I Love Rock & Roll.” plus 16 brand new songs have been written for the musical.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://asugammage.com/shows.
For more great events to enjoy this week, check out this list. View a complete list of Tempe events, or call the Tempe Tourism Office at 1-866-914-1052 for more information.
- April 30: Stu Siefer Trio with Dave Henning and Felix Sainz, Mad Hatter Brew Pub
- April 30 & May 1: Prince, Marquee Theater
- April 30- May 5: FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL, ASU Gammage
- May 1: Walk-in Wednesdays Open Mic Night, Tempe Center for the Arts
- May 1: Open Mic, Tempe Improv
- May 1: Open Jam, May 2: Tim Hawley, Rula Bula Irish Pub
- May 2: Music on Mill, Mill Avenue District
- May 2: Outliars Comedy Club, Robby Fox’s Public House
- May 2-3: ASU School of Theatre and Film Presents Spring Capstone Screenings, Galvin Playhouse
- May 2: Tyler, The Creato and Special Guest Earl Sweatshirt; May 3: Tom Keifer of Cinderella, Marquee Theater
- May 2-4: Chris D’Elia, Tempe Improv
- May 3: Music in the Garden: Cinco de Moio Latin Grooves, Desert Botanical Garden
- May 3: Class Clowns Comedy, Tempe Center for the Arts
- May 3: Tempe Comedy Concert Series: Funny Times 10, Tempe Center for the Arts
- May 3: Snake Burner; May 4: Sea Merchants, Rula Bula Irish Pub
- May 3: Tim McAlee; May 4: Bill Dutcher, Top of the Rock
- May 3:Michael Ferraro; May 4:The Beatless, Tempe Marketplace Barnes & Noble Fountain
- May 3:Vinyl Nova; May 4: Mindy Harris Band, Cascada, May 5: Ratio, Georgia Chrome, Tempe Marketplace District Stage
- May 4: Stu Siefert Combo, Robbie Fox’s Public House
- May 4: First Saturday for Families, ASU Art Museum
- May 4: The Senators: An Evening of American Roots Music, Tempe History Museum
- May 4: Firematic Flea Market, Hall of Flame Fire Museum
- May 4-26: Childsplay Presents: A Wrinkle in Time, Tempe Center for the Arts