Musical (2008)

Musique: Robbie Roth
Paroles: Robbie Roth • Robert Cary
Livret: Robert Cary • Tom Hadly
Production à la création:

Set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the show revolves around 18 year old Alex, a female apprentice welder by day and ‘flashdancer’ by night. Her Mom wants her to audition for the local ballet school, but insecure Alex can’t bear the snobby ballet types. Things get worse when her rich boyfriend, Nick, tries to buy her way into the Dance Academy, and her dreams of attending the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy. The show attempts a grittier sub-plot involving the closure of the steel mill, drug abuse in the form of coked-up dancer Gloria, a rival dance club run by the seedy Dr Kool and the sudden death of Alex’s mother, but with friendly support from fellow-dancers Keisha and Jasmine Alex will finally realise all her dreams, professionally and personally.

Act I
Working Man's Orchestra - Company
Steeltown Sky - Alex and Company
Up In Smoke -Hannah and Alex.
In Touch With The Beat - Keisha, Jazmin, Gloria and Alex
High Art - Alex and Company
Maniac - Keisha, Jazmin and Gloria
The Long Way Home - Gloria
Totally Different People- Alex, Sammy, Abe, Joe and Hannah
Manhunt - Keisha, Jazmin and Gloria
Don't Stop - Nick and Alex
Don't Stop (Reprise)- Alex
My Next Step - Alex, Jimmy, Jazmin, Keisha and Company

Act Two
Working Man's Orchestra - Company
New Economy - Dr Kool, CC, Jimmy, Nick and William Hurley
You Can't Keep Me Down - Jimmy and Company
You're Not Done - Hannah and Alex
I Love Rock and Roll - played on radio
Gloria - Keisha and Jazmin
Don't Stop (Reprise) - Alex
In Touch With The Beat (Reprise)- Keisha
What A Feeling - Keisha, Jazmin and Gloria

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Differences Between stage and film
In the film Hannah is an old woman to which Alex has no blood relation, in the show Hannah is Alex's mother.
The film's characters Jeanie and Tina Tech have been combined to create Gloria.
Instead of The Zanzibar being a strip club it's now a club with no nudity - just pole dancing.
The character of Richie Blazik is cut and the character Jimmy Kaminsky is substituted, however the two characters have very little in common.
The substory in which Alex and Nick break up because Alex believes he's cheating on her is missing from the stage show.
All the "Flashdancer's" solos are cut, minus Alex's famous chair dance. However this is moved to the end of act one for ease of changing and clean up.
In the film Hannah dies of old age, in the stage show she is shot when Jimmy Kamisky holds up her laundrette in need of drug money.
Songs from the film that are used in the show are used in a different context. For instance Manhunt is no longer used for a solo dance piece it is sung over a montage of Nick and Alex on a series of dates. Another Example is Gloria. In the film this is used during Jeanie's ice skating solo, however in the show it is used when Gloria performs in the strip club. However "What A Feeling" is still used for Alex's audition.
In the film Nick convinces Alex to go to her audition, in the stage show her friends convince her and accompany her to the audition.

Version 1

Flashdance (2008-07-Theatre Royal-Plymouth)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Theatre Royal (Plymouth - Angleterre)
Durée : 2 semaines
Nombre : 17 représentations
Première Preview : 19 July 2008
Première: 19 July 2008
Dernière: 02 August 2008
Mise en scène : Nikolai Foster
Chorégraphie : Arlene Phillips
Producteur :
Star(s) :

Version 2

Flashdance (2009-03-UK Tour)

Type de série: Pre-London Try Out
Théâtre: UK Tour ( - Angleterre)
Durée : 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : 09 March 2009
Première: 09 March 2009
Dernière: 04 April 2009
Mise en scène : Nikolai Foster
Chorégraphie : Arlene Phillips
Producteur :
Star(s) :
Commentaires : Il s'agit ici d'un pre-London run de ce musical adapté du célèbre film éponyme. Le musical débouchera sur une série au Shaftesbury Theatre de Londres, où ce sera un flop (4 mois de représentations à peine).
Dates du tour
Commentaires longs: 4 Mai 09 au 9 Mai 09 Hull New Theatre, Hull
27 Avril 09 au 2 Mai 09 Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
6 Avril 09 au 11 Avril 09 Hippodrome, Bristol
30 Mars 09 au 4 Avril 09 Theatre Royal, Norwich
24 Mars 09 au 28 Mars 09 Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth
16 Mars 09 au 21 Mars 09 Grand Opera House, Belfast
2 Mars 09 au 7 Mars 09 De Montfort Hall, Leicester
23 Février 09 au 28 Février 09 Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea
16 Février 09 au 21 Février 09 Royal & Derngate, Northampton
4 Février 09 au 14 Février 09 Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham
26 Janvier 09 au 31 Janvier 09 Liverpool Empire Theatre, Liverpool
12 Janvier 09 au 24 Janvier 09 Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
15 Décembre 08 au 3 Janvier 09 New Theatre (formerly known as Apollo Theatre), Oxford
24 Novembre 08 au 29 Novembre 08 Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent
17 Novembre 08 au 22 Novembre 08 Princess Theatre, Torquay
10 Novembre 08 au 15 Novembre 08 Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
3 Novembre 08 au 8 Novembre 08 Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne
27 Octobre 08 au 1 Novembre 08 Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes
20 Octobre 08 au 25 Octobre 08 Empire Theatre, Sunderland
13 Octobre 08 au 18 Octobre 08 Grand Opera House, York
6 Octobre 08 au 11 Octobre 08 New Wimbledon Theatre, Outer London
29 Septembre 08 au 4 Octobre 08 Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
15 Septembre 08 au 20 Septembre 08 Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh
8 Septembre 08 au 13 Septembre 08 Palace Theatre, Manchester
25 Août 08 au 30 Août 08 His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen
18 Août 08 au 23 Août 08 King's Theatre, Glasgow
11 Août 08 au 16 Août 08 Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton
4 Août 08 au 9 Août 08 Maiflower Theatre, Southampton
19 juillet 08 au 2 Août 08 Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Version 3

Flashdance (2010-10-Shaftesbury Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original London
Théâtre: Shaftesbury Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)

Durée : 3 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : 25 September 2010
Première: 14 October 2010
Dernière: 15 January 2011
Mise en scène : Nikolai Foster
Chorégraphie : Arlene Phillips
Producteur :
Star(s) :
Avec: Matt Willis (Nick), Victoria Hamilton-Barritt (Alex), Sarah Ingram (Hannah ), Charlotte Harwood (Gloria), Hannah Levane (Keisha) , Twinnie-Lee Moore (Jazmin) , Brendan Cull, Russell Dixon, Sam Mackay, Ricky Rojas, Andrew Spillett, Robbie White, Ivan Blackstock, Tyman Boatwright, Myles Brown, Joseph Conner, Natalie Edmunds, Nicholas Gilligan, Zoe Green, James Hall, Ben Harrold, Emily Hawgood, Kirby Huges, Sia Kiwa, Lindsay Shaw, Maria Swainson, Amy Thornton, Daniel Uppal.
Commentaires : Il s'agit ici d'un gros gros flop… Moins de trois mois à l'affiche. La malédiction est-elle de retour sur le Shaftesbury?
It received mixed notices, though everyone agreed on the extremely high energy level of the show and the dazzling performance of Victoria Hamilton-Barritt. Originally booking until February 26th, the production closed earlier than planned on January 15th.
Presse : "It is the clumsy attempt by director Nikolai Foster and writers Tom Hedley and Robert Cary to turn a trite but mildly enjoyable film into something starker and more hard-hitting that is the production’s great weakness. The upbeat ending feels downright dishonest, and I left this supposedly feelgood show actually feeling both cheated and depressed."
Charles Spencer for The Daily Telegraph

"Flashdance, for all its dazzle, lacks a real imaginative freshness....Yet it’s a raunchy, crowd-pleasing spectacle which busily delivers both the things its title so brazenly promises.."
Henry Hitchings for The Evening Standard

"Flashdance is a slickly achieved hybrid of an adult version of Billy Elliot meets Fame?"
Mark Shenton for The Stage

"Will this new musical live up to the film?...the short answer is no."
Julie Carpenter for The Express

"The show brims with physical energy and is full of visual invention. "
Michael Billington for The Guardian

Version 4

Flashdance (2019-12-Colosseum Theater-Essen)

Type de série: German Tour
Théâtre: Colosseum Theater (Essen - Allemagne)
Durée :
Nombre :
Première Preview : 25 December 2019
Première: 25 December 2019
Dernière: 31 December 2019
Mise en scène :
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Producteur :
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Version 5

Flashdance (2019-12-Musical Dome-Koln)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Musical Dome (Cologne - Allemagne)
Durée : 2 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : 08 December 2019
Première: 08 December 2019
Dernière: 22 December 2019
Mise en scène :
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
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