Last night I attended the opening night performance of FLASHDANCE, and I must tell you that it exceeded my expectations by a mile!
I always thought that the show would be entertaining because I am a fan of the movie and always enjoyed the story, the choreography, and the music. In the movie there were only a few songs because it was not originally intended to be a musical, but MANIAC and WHAT A FEELING always stuck in my head as signature songs.
To turn the movie into a legitimate Broadway-calibur production, new music and more songs were needed. And this musical adds 16 of them! Sergio Trujillo, who both directed and choreographed this show, is the best choreographer in the world today. You might remember seeing his work in the smash hit JERSEY BOYS and 2011 Tony Award winner MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL. He is the best!
This is a fun and exciting show, and I encourage music and theatre lovers to see FLASHDANCE while you still can. The show has 7 performances left:
- Friday, September 20 at 8:00 PM
- Saturday, September 21 at 2:00 PM
- Saturday, September 21 at 8:00 PM
- Sunday, September 22 at 1:30 PM
- Sunday, September 22 at 7:00 PM
- Tuesday, September 24 at 7:30 PM
- Wednesday, September 25 at 7:30 PM
This one needs to be seen in the short time that it's here because it has a limited tour schedule before it sets its sights on Broadway. Then you can say you saw it BEFORE it hit the Great White Way at the beautiful Orpheum Theatre!
Orpheum President and CEO
P.S. - Get your tickets by calling us at 901.525.3000 or visiting the Official Orpheum website at www.orpheum-memphis.com. We'll see you there!