Kentucky Center features musical adaptation of film
Thursday, January 17, 2013 10:00 AM
A musical performance adapted from a hit 1980s movie is currently at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts in Louisville.
"Flashdance - The Musical" tells the story of Alex Owens, a girl from Pittsburgh who dreams of becoming a professional dancer. A steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer at night, Owens works to be accepted at a prestigious ballet academy.
When Owens catches the eye of her boss, Nick Hurley, their relationship shows her the meaning of love and gives her ambition to pursue her dancing dreams.
The production features hit songs from the 1980s movie including "Flashdance - What a Feeling," "Maniac," "Gloria," "Manhunt" and "I Love Rock & Roll." Other new original songs have been written by Robbie Roth and Robert Cary for the stage production.
"Flashdance - The Musical" will be on stage at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts' Whitney Hall through Jan. 20.
Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. today and 8 p.m. on Friday. Other performances will be at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. The production is expected to last about two hours and 50 minutes.
The show contains some mature content that may not be suitable for all audiences, and the performance is recommended for viewers ages 13 and older.
Tickets are $25 for the performances. Tickets are available by calling the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts at (800) 775-7777 or online at www.kentuckycenter.org.