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‘Flashdance’ dances into Sacramento

Jillian Mueller performs as aspiring dancer Alex Owens in "Flashdance — The Musical," coming to the Community Center Theatre on Feb. 4. Photo by Jeremy Daniel
Jillian Mueller performs as aspiring dancer Alex Owens in "Flashdance — The Musical," coming to the Community Center Theatre on Feb. 4. Photo by Jeremy Daniel

“Flashdance – The Musical,” the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will run at the Community Center Theater Feb. 4-9 as part of California Musical Theatre’s Broadway Sacramento series.

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 one day becoming a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambitions, Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream.

Joining Jillian Mueller as Alex and Corey Machas Nick are Alison Ewing as Tess, Ginna Claire Mason as Gloria, DeQuina Moore as Kiki, Jo Ann Cunningham as Hannah, David R. Gordon as Jimmy, Matthew Henerson as Harry and Christian Whelan in the role of C.C. Also joining the company are Erika Amato, Mackenzie Bell, Carleigh Bettiol, Derek Carley, Ryan Carlson, Lynorris Evans, Haley Hannah, Charlene Hoffman, Jarvis McKinley, Doreen Montavlo, Shane Ohmer, Austin Owen, Katelyn Prominski, Angelo Soriano, Dani Spieler, Lawrence E. Street, Kamille Upshaw and Blake Zelesnikar.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the original Paramount Pictures film was a worldwide smash hit that became a pop culture phenomenon, grossing more than $150 million and featuring a Grammy Award-winning soundtrack. “Flashdance – The Musical” features a score including the hit songs from the movie, all of which became Top Ten hits on the radio around the world, including the Academy Award-winning title song “Flashdance – What a Feeling,” “Maniac,” “Gloria,” “Manhunt” and “I Love Rock & Roll.” In addition to these hits, 16 brand new songs have been written for the stage with music by Robbie Roth and lyrics by Robert Cary and Robbie Roth.

Directed and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo (“Jersey Boys,” “Memphis,” “The Addams Family”), “Flashdance – The Musical” features a book by Robert Cary and Tom Hedley (co-writer of the original screenplay with Joe Eszterhas).

In addition to the U.S. touring company, a second company will be assembled for the creatively reworked production of “Flashdance – The Musical” on Broadway for an open-ended engagement.

Tickets for “Flashdance – The Musical” range from $21 to $88, and are available by calling (916) 557-1999 or at the Wells Fargo Pavilion Box Office, 1419 H St., Sacramento. Tickets are also available at the Convention Center Box Office, 1301 L St., Sacramento, by calling (916) 808-5181 or online at Tickets.com (convenience fees apply to online ticket purchases). Group orders of 10 or more tickets may be placed by calling (916) 557-1198.

Evening performances are Tuesday, Feb. 4, through Saturday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m.; matinee performances are Thursday, Feb. 6, Saturday, Feb. 8, and Sunday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. Community Center Theater is located at 1301 L S. in Sacramento. For more information visit BroadwaySacramento.com.

Continuing the Broadway Sacramento 2013-14 season after “Flashdance – The Musical” will be “Blue Man Group” March 11-16; “Sister Act” April 8-13; and “Wicked” May 28 through June 15.

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