Whether you missed the original Flashdance movie, starring Jennifer Beals, or still belt out the words to Gloria or What a Feeling whenever you get the chance (maybe at karaoke in Grand Rapids?), you can see Flashdance: The Musical live on stage this week at Broadway Grand Rapids.
If you favor a story with grit, determination, romance, power, and big dreams, you won't want to miss this show. Flashdance - The Musical tells the story of Alexandra Owens, a down-and-out young woman in Pittsburgh who lives in a converted warehouse and dreams of becoming a professional dancer. The storyline follows the young dancer as she dreams big dreams and struggles to pay her bills by working as a steel mill welder and an exotic dancer.
Grand Rapids is one of twenty North American stops Flashdance - The Musical is making on its way to Broadway this fall. Your chance to see it is this week, as DeVos Performance Hall hosts eight performances beginning tonight, Tuesday, January 22 and running through Sunday, January 27. In addition to familiar songs from the 80's, Flashdance - The Musical includes 16 new songs written specifically for the performance.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 23rd, you can get a sneak peak of what to expect from Flashdance - The Musical, and meet a few of the lead actors. Celebration Cinema is hosting a special performance in their lobby at 11:30 a.m. and you can briefly meet the actors afterwards, before enjoying a free screening of Flashdance, the movie.
Flashdance The Musical When:
- Tuesday Thursday (Jan 22-24), 8:00 p.m.
- Friday, January 25, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
- Saturday, January 26, 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Where: DeVos Performance Hall Details and tickets: Broadway Grand Rapids
Family note: Due to mature content, Broadway Grand Rapids website recommends this show for kids 14 and older.