Tour Makes ITS NORTH TEXAS premiere
DALLAS SUMMER MUSICALS
at MUSIC HALL
AT FAIR PARK JUNE 25-JULY 7
FLASHDANCE – THE MUSICAL, the
stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a
generation, will be presented by Dallas Summer Musicals
June 25-July 7 at the Music Hall at Fair Park.
Tickets, priced from $15-$85, are on sale now at The Box
Office, 5959 Preston Royal Shopping Center, online at
www.ticketmaster.com, and at all
Ticketmaster locations. For groups of 10 or more, call
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
Jillian Mueller as Alex and Matthew Hydzik
as Nick are Katie Webber as Tess,
Kelly Felthous 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
Claire Camp, Derek
Carley, Ryan Carlson, Natalie Caruncho,
Lynorris Evans, Thursday Farrar, Haley
Hannah, Charlene Hoffman, Holly Laurent,
Jakob Karr, Dan Kohler, Nick McGough,
Ariela Morgenstern, Shane Ohmer, Rebecca
Riker, Andrea Spiridonakos, and
its 30th Anniversary, the original Paramount
Pictures film was a worldwide smash hit that became a
pop culture phenomenon, grossing over $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,” “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 features a book by
Robert Cary and Tom Hedley (co-writer of
the original screenplay with Joe Eszterhas),
In addition to the US touring
company, a second company will be assembled for the
creatively reworked production of FLASHDANCE on
Broadway for an open-ended engagement.
(Book, original screenplay for the Flashdance movie).
As editor-in-chief of Toronto Life, Tom Hedley turned it
into the “magazine of the year” and published, among
others, Margaret Atwood,Leonard Cohen, Robertson Davies
and won national magazine award for fiction by Alice
Munro. He was the youngest ever editor of Esquire
Magazine during the magazine’s golden age, working
for thelegendary Harold Hayes in New York. During his
four-year tenure, he worked with important writersand
artists of the time including Tom Wolfe, Michael Herr,
Diane Arbus, Jean Genet, William Burroughs, Gay Talese
and Robert Coover. He produced a number of celebrated
cover-sections including: “The Decline and Fall of the
American Avant Garde” in which he commissioned a play by
Sam Shepard that was eventually performed at Lincoln
Center, Claes Oldenburg’s last happening and a
photographic essay on The New Theater by Andy Warhol. He
commissioned and published essays by Fedrico Fellini,
Francois Truffaut, Michelangelo Antonioni among others,
and asked the great directors to direct their own
self-portraits. He produced and directed four
documentaries for the CBC’s flagship current affairs
program and wrote a number of produced screenplays
including, among others: Circle of Two,
directed by Jules Dassin,
starring Richard Burton and Tatum O’Neil, Mr. Patman,
starring Kate Nelligan and James Colburn, Double
Negative, starring Michael Sarrazin, Tony Perkins
and John Candy, Fighting Back, starring
Patti Lupone and Tom Skerrit and Flashdance, an
international hit which won an Academy Award for
best-song and has since become a film classic. He has
written screenplays for Barbra Streisand, Michael
Jackson, David Geffen, Jean-Paul Goude, Sean Penn, among
others. In 2001 he completed a three-year period in
London as an editor and publisher of Duckworth,
the venerable publishers of Virginia Woolfe and D.H.
Lawrence. His titles were generally well received and
garnered both awards and books-of-the-year status in
leading British journals and newspapers. He also created
a new imprint called Duck Editions. Tom Hedley
received the Humanitas Prize 2002 award as executive
producer of the movie Iris, directed by Richard
Eyre, starring Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent and Kate
Winslet. The film won any number of international
awards, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a
BAFTA Award. He is currently President of The Hedley
Media Group LLC in New York City. He will both write and
direct The Last Laugh, an independent film
centered around the 1980’s comedy scene in Los Angeles.
(Book and Lyrics) is the director of the feature
films Ira and Abby, Save Me, and
Anything But Love. Ira and Abby received the
Audience Favorite award following its premiere at the
2006 Los Angeles Film Festival and was released
by Magnolia Pictures in 2007; Save Me, which
premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and
was released in the US 2008. Robert is also the director
and co-writer of Anything But Love,
starring Andrew McCarthy, Isabel Rose and Eartha Kitt,
released by Samuel Goldwyn in 2003. Anything
But Love appeared in over a dozen film festivals
internationally, and received numerous audience
and jury awards. In addition to his film work, Robert is
co-book writer with ZZ Top of the musical
Sharp Dressed Man, directed by Andy Fickman and the
lyricist and co-librettist of Palm Beach,
produced in 2005 by the La Jolla Playhouse and directed
by Des McAnuff, and he is also the co-author and
lyricist of musical adaptations of The Thomas Crown
Affair and Heartbreakers, both commissioned
by MGM On Stage.
(Music and Lyrics). Robbie Roth's music has been
heard on stage, screen, and radio all around the world.
His songs have graced the Billboard charts in America,
and appeared on record alongside Bob Dylan, Elvis
Costello, Johnny Cash, and many others. His work has
been featured on “Good Morning America,” NBC's “Last
Comic Standing,” and in a number of films and
documentaries. Robbie is most often hired to write and
produce for established and upcoming recording artists.
In the theatre world, Robbie has been hired as composer
on a number of new musicals, and has written and
produced records for Tony Award® nominee, Gavin Creel.
(Director and Choreographer) Broadway:
Choreographed the 2010 Tony Award® winning Best Musical
Memphis (OCC Award, Astaire and Drama Desk Award
Nominations); 2006 Tony® and Olivier Award winning Best
Musical Jersey Boys (Olivier, Drama Desk, Dora,
OCC Award nominations.); The Addams Family; 2010
Pulitzer Prize winning Next to Normal; All
Shook Up, Guys and Dolls (Astaire Award nomination)
and Leap of Faith. Off Broadway: Saved
(Playwrights Horizon, Lucille Lortel Nomination); The
Capeman, Romeo & Juliet (Public); A Tree Grows in
Brooklyn, Kismet (Encores!); Salome (NYC
Opera). Regional: The Wiz, Zhivago (La Jolla);
Mambo Kings; The Marriage of Figaro (L.A. Opera);
Chita and All That Jazz. International:
Disney’s Tarzan (World Theatre Award Nomination);
West Side Story, The Sound of Music
(Stratford); Peggy Sue Got Married (West End);
Kiss Me, Kate (Japan). TV: Judging and
choreographing on “So You Think You Can Dance: Canada”
(CTV), “Broadway: The American Musical” (PBS), “The 14th
American Comedy Awards” (ABC), “Triple Sensation” (CBC).
Ovation Award for Empire: A New American
Musical and four Dora Award nominations in Canada.
Upcoming: Director/Choreographer: Havana; First
National Tours: Memphis, Next to Normal and
The Addams Family.
JILLIAN MUELLER (Alex Owens).
What a dream come true this is! Last seen in the first
national tours of Memphis and American Idiot.
Broadway: Bye Bye Birdie, two holiday seasons of
How the Grinch Stole Christmas. TV: “A Gifted
Man” (CBS). Much gratitude to Sergio, Kaitlin and the
whole Flashdance team for trusting and believing in me!
Love to Erin and everyone at CESD, Liz and Aimee for
being the best. And of course my wonderful, supportive
parents and brother. Twitter: @ jillimueller
(Nick Hurley), a Pittsburgh native, Matthew feels
that it’s perfectly fitting to launch Flashdance’s US
tour amongst friends and famly in the hometown that he
loves dearly. Matthew was last seen on Broadway starring
as Tony in the revival of West Side Story, as well as
Kenickie in Grease. Off-Bway: John in Tomorrow Morning.
National tours of Rent, Fame and Grease. Go Steelers!
(Gloria). National Tours/Off-Broadway: Grease
(Marty), Seussical (Mayzie), Max and Ruby (Ruby), The
Sound of Music. New York/Regional: Legally Blonde
(Elle), Bring It On (Eva), A Chorus Line (Val), Boeing
Boeing (Gloria). Singing in the Rain (Kathy), Jane Eyre
(American Premiere), Gypsy (June), Urinetown (Little
Sally), West Side Story (Anybodys), Dames at Sea (Ruby).
International: Fame (Serena), Trip of Love (Caroline).
NYU/CAP21. Thanks to Mom, Charns, Henderson Hogan and
the entire Flashdance family!
(Kiki) Broadway: Legally Blonde (Pilar), Little
Shop of Horrors (Chiffon), Two Gentlemen of Verona
(Ens., u/s Sylvia), Happy Days (Joyce/Lola), Hair
(Actor’s Fund Concert). Film: Joyful Noise (Devonne),
Madea’s Big Happy Family (Singer), Ghost Town
(Chontelle), Rachel Getting Married (Rachel’s stylist),
Camp (D.Q.). TV: Law & Order: SVU (Sapphire), Racing For
Time (Tonya), Third Watch (Tania Monroe: recurring), All
Falls Down (Nycole). B.F.A. NYU/CAP21. Thanks be to God!
Love to Mom, Dad, Eron, family/friends, KMG/BridgeDaGap,
Sarah Ministries & my Flashdance fam!
KATIE WEBBER (Tess) Katie is
absolutely grateful to be performing in Flashdance!
Broadway: Rock of Ages, Catch Me If You Can, Memphis,
and Wicked. Other favorites: Jerry Mitchell’s
“Peepshow,” NBC’s “Smash,” and The Onion News Network
(K’Ronikka). This summer Katie can be seen as
Britney/Charlotte in Kristen Wiig’s “Girl Most Likely,”
July 19th 2013. Thanks to Sergio, The Mine, and my
glorious Family! Special thanks to my dance teacher,
JO ANN CUNNINGHAM
(Hannah). Broadway: The King and I, Anna
Karenina. Off-Broadway: The Show Goes On, Night Seasons,
Ladies of the Corridor, Edward the King, Swan Song.
Tours: Into the Woods, Meet Me in St. Louis, Carousel, A
Little Night Music. Regional: Full Gallop, The Dining
Room, Follies, Chemin De Fer, Hello Dolly, Kismet, How
the Other Half Loves and lots more.
(Jimmy), is beyond excited to be a part of his
1st National Tour and the 1st touring company of this
iconic show! Favorite roles include: Roger (Int’l Tour
of Grease), Abraham (Altar Boyz), and Bobby Strong
(Urinetown). Special thanks to The Roster, Sergio and
the entire creative team, Tara Rubin and this awesome
cast! This one’s for my support team Ali, Momma, my bog
ol’ family and friends. We did it!!
(Harry). Theatre: Ahmanson, Romeo and Juliet;
ACT, Indian Ink; La Jolla Playhouse, Good Person of
Szechwan; Marin Shakespeare, King Lear (Fool), Northern
Stage, Guys and Dolls (Nathan Detroit), San Diego
Repertory, Romance, Brooklyn Boy; South Coast Repertory,
Hamlet; Utah Shakespeare, Fiddler on the Roof (Teyve);
Film/Television: Hung, Bernie Mac Show, Christmas Carol,
Mars Needs Moms.
(C.C.). Broadway Tours: Mamma Mia! (Sam), Little
House on the Prairie (Brewster), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
(Lawrence), Aida (Zoser), Ragtime (Conklin), Camelot
(Arthur). Off-B’way/Regional: Ministry of Progress
(Poole), Portofino [Cast CD], Little Mermaid (Triton),
110 in the Shade (Starbuck). TV/Film: General Hospital,
Guiding Light, All My Children, Dellaventura, Skindeep,
Outlaws, Angel Town, Tomcats, Celebrity.”www.christianwheelan.com
(Ensemble, Chorus Understudy, Ballerina).
Gradauted May 2011 with a BFA in Dance from SUNY
Purchase. Credits include: CATS (Cassandra). Gateway
Playhouse; Victoria Secret Fashion Show 2012 (Dancer);
Broadway Workshop Super Fly (Ensemble). Claire is
thrilled to have the opportunity to be on tour with
Flashdance, and would like to thank her loved ones
and educations for her successes.
(Swing, u/s Nick, u/s Jimmy, u/s C.C., u/s Joe, u/s
Andy), is so happy to be a part of this production!
Regional credits include Titanic (Charles Clarke) at the
MUNY and Gay Bride of Frankenstein (Thad) at Seacoast
Rep. Proud graduate of the University of Michigan’s
Musical Theatre Program; Go Blue! Huge thanks to
everyone at Harden-Curtis and Tara Rubin Casting. For
(Ensemble) Douglas Anderson School of The Arts,
Rasta Thomas's "Bad Boys of Dance", Lightwire Theatre,
Americas Got Talent, Jacobs pillow, BET’s "Best Dance
(Swing, u/s Alex, Kiki, Louise, Miss Wilde, Ballet
Dancer), is so excited to be joining the company of
Flashdance! Favorite credits include: 1st National
Tour In the Heights (Ensemble, u/s Nina, Vanessa,
Carla), A Chorus Line (Diana), Romeo and Juliet
(Juliet), The Bluest Water (Young Lizzy).
(Ensemble; u/s Joe; u/s Andy). A graduate of
Fordham University, he was last seen on the 1st National
Tour of Memphis, the Musical. Other credits include Leap
of Faith on Broadway, Cirque du Soleil’s Viva Elvis,
Santa Fe Opera and BalletMet.
(Louise; u/s Hannah). Broadway: Aida, Parade,
Once Upon a Mattress. Off-B’way: The Man Who Came to
Dinner, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Golden Boy. Nat’l
tours: Les Miserable (Fantine), Carousel. Regional:
First Wives Club (Old Globe), Merrily We Roll Along
(Kennedy Center), Harmony (LaJolla). TV: “Ugly Betty,”
“30Rock.” Film: “Brother,” “Only Time Will Tell.”
Recordings: “You Oughta Be On Broadway.
HALEY HANNAH (Ensemble; u/s Alex;
u/s Tess; u/s Gloria) is thrilled to join the
National Tour of Flashdance! Broadway: Bring
It On The Musical. Tours: Bring It On The
Musical. Regional: Cutman - A Boxing Musical
(Goodspeed). TV: “Good Morning America” (Back up singer
for Demi Lovato, Jonas Brothers), “American Comedy
Awards” (Comedy Central). BFA: University of Michigan.
Much love to Mom, Dad, and friends.
CHARLENE HOFFMAN (Ensemble; u/s
Ballet Dancer) has performed in numerous stage shows
including the 50th Anniversary International Tour of
West Side Story (Marguerita). Along with appearances
on “Glee” (Cheerio), she has recently shared the stage
with Kanye West, Chris Brown and P!nk. When she isn’t
cutting a rug you can find this self-proclaimed tomboy
cheering on her favorite NFL teams or cruising in her
1970 Ford Mustang.
(Ensemble). “So You Think You Can Dance” Season 6
Runner Up. Cirque du Soleil’s Viva Elvis at the Aria in
Las Vegas. Rasta Thomas’ Rock the Ballet in Australia,
Germany, France, Spain, India, Russia, Portugal, Monaco
and Japan. Education: The Ailey School at Fordham
University. Love to my family.
(Andy; u/s Nick; u/s Harry; u/s Jimmy). Theatre:
Blue Man Group (New York, Berlin, Las Vegas), Godspell
(Jesus), Legally Blonde (Emmett), Les Enfants de Paris
(Claude Frollo). Television: Law and Order: SVU”
(S12E05). Chef/Host of RenegadeKitchen.com, online
cooking show. Follow along! @RenegadeKitchen. Thanks to
Poppy for teaching me to sing on the staircase.
(Swing, u/s Alex, u/s Gloria) is beyond excited
to jump back into the 80’s again! National tours include
Rock of Ages (1st Nat’l starring Constantine Maroulis),
The Wedding Singer (1st Nat’l) and Hairspray. Love and
gratitude to my amazing and supportive family and
friends, Michael Rodriguez, Tara Rubin Casting, the
creative team and cast! For JPN.
(Swing). Credits: Off-B’way - Silence! (Dream
Hannibal). Tours - Movin’ Out (Eddie, u/s James), CATS
(Tumblebrutus, Misto). Regional - Gentlemen Prefer
Blondes - Encores! (Ensemble), Tarzan (Aerialist), HMS
Pinafore (D/C, Swing), Crazy For You (Wyatt), Radio City
Christmas Spectacular (Ensemble). Thanks to friends,
family and Grandma and Grandpa for everything!
(Miss Wilde; u/s Hannah; u/s Louise).
Off-Broadway credits: Adding Machine, The Threepenny
Opera, I Married Wyatt Earp. Regional highlights include
The Light In the Piazza (Arena Stage & Theatreworks),
The King & I (Theater of the Stars), Man of La Mancha
(Flat Rock Playhouse), and the title role in Carmen (SF
Lyric Opera). Ariela is also a member of Studio 42, a
company dedicated to “unproducible” NY theatre. Much
love to her new husband!
SHANE OHMER (Ballet Dancer;
Ensemble). Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Shane has
performed as the Lead in Rasta Thomas’ Rock the
Ballet for two years around the world, Les Grand
Ballet Canadiens, River North Chicago Dance Company,
Pacific Northwest Ballet, and has been a guest
artist/teacher for companies around the world. Thrilled
to be part of Flashdance. Special thanks to my
family! @ ShaneOhmer
Alex; u/s Tess; u/s Kiki; u/s Miss Wilde), is stoked
to be a part of Flashdance! Tours: The Addams Family
(u/s Morticia), A Chorus Line (Cassie & Diana), The
Wedding Singer (u/s Linda). New York: The Sphinx Winx,
The Tenth Floor & Autumn Moon. Thanks to The Mine,
Dennis and NCT. Love to friends, family & troops
overseas. I heart Duce.
(Ballet Dancer, Firebird). So excited to be a
part of Flashdance! Native of Winsted, CT. Trained at
the School of American Ballet full-scholarship & Nutmeg
Conservatory. Danced as a soloist with the Miami City
Ballet & Morphoses/The Wheeldon Co. Thanks to Sergio,
everyone at Tara Rubin, DDO, and my amazing family.
LAWRENCE E. STREET
(Joe; u/s Harry; u/s C.C.). Broadway: Urinetown
(Billy Boy Bill). Off-Broadway: Archbishop Supreme
Tartuffe (Cleante); Urinetown (Billy Boy Bill). Actor’s
Fund of America: Chess in Concert (Ensemble). Carnegie
Hall, NYC: South Pacific in Concert (Starring Reba
McEntire) also filmed for PBS Great Performances. Member
of Actor’s Equity Association. Special thanks to Avalon
Artists and Tara Rubin.
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