Podcast with Director/Choreographer SERGIO TRUJILLO

Podcast with Director/Choreographer SERGIO TRUJILLO from SHOWBIZ CHICAGO on Vimeo.

jumplegstuckedjpeg-199x300SERGIO TRUJILLO (Director & Choreographer). Broadway: Tony Award® winning Best Musical Memphis(OCC Award, Astaire, Drama Desk Award noms.), Tony and Olivier Award® winning Best Musical Jersey Boys (Olivier, Drama Desk, Dora, OCC Award noms.), Leap of Faith (Drama Desk, Astaire noms), The Addams Family, Next to Normal (Lucille Lortel Award nom), All Shook Up, Guys and Dolls (Astaire Award nom.). Off-Broadway: Saved (Lucille Lortel nom.), The Capeman, Romeo & Juliet (Public), A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Kismet (Encores!). Regional: White Noise (director/choreographer), The Wiz, Zhivago (La Jolla), Mambo Kings. International: Disney’s Tarzan (World Theatre Award nom.); West Side Story; The Sound of Music (Stratford); Peggy Sue Got Married (West End). TV: Judging/ choreographing on “So You Think You Can Dance: Canada,” “Broadway: The American Musical” (PBS), “The 14th American Comedy Awards” (ABC), “Triple Sensation” (CBC). Ovation Award for “Empire.” Four Dora Award nominations inCanada. In 2012, Mr. Trujillo was chosen by the Colombian government as one of the top 100 Colombians in the world.

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce full casting for the upcoming national tour of FLASHDANCE – THE MUSICAL, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation.  Joining Jillian Mueller as Alex Owens and Matthew Hydzik as Nick Hurley 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.  FLASHDANCE – THE MUSICAL will perform at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 West Randolph) for a limited engagement from Aug. 6 – 18, 2013.

Also joining the company are Carleigh Bettiol, Derek Carley, Ryan Carlson, Natalie Caruncho, Lynorris EvansHaley Hannah, Charlene Hoffman, Jarvis McKinley, Doreen Montavlo, Ariela Morgenstern,Shane Ohmer, Austin Owen, Kristin Piro, Katelyn Prominski, Angelo Soriano, Dani Spieler,  Lawrence E. Street, and Kamille Upshaw.  As previously announced, FLASHDANCE launched on January 1 at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Hall with an official opening on Thursday, January 3 and continues on to more than 25 cities with additional bookings to be announced.  In addition to the US national touring company, a second company of FLASHDANCE will be assembled on Broadway for an open-ended engagement.Screen_Shot_2012-01-04_at_11.11.30_AM

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.

Celebrating 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.

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) with music by Robbie Roth and lyrics by Robert Cary and Robbie Roth.

The production features scenic design by Klara Zieglerova, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, with projection design by Peter Nigrini and sound design by John Shivers andDavid Patridge.  Hair & wig designs are by Charles LaPointe and make-up design by Cookie Jordan. The production also features music supervision and vocal and incidental arrangements by Jason Howland, orchestrations by Doug Besterman and dance arrangements by Jim Abbott.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

The performance schedule for FLASHDANCE – THE MUSICAL is as follows:

Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (additional matinee performance on 8/14 at 2 p.m.)

Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.

Fridays at 7:30 p.m.

Saturdays at 2 & 8 p.m.

Sundays at 2 p.m. (additional performance on 8/11 at 7:30 p.m.)

Please note: Ticket prices and performance schedule are subject to change.

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets for FLASHDANCE – THE MUSICAL at the Cadillac Palace Theatre range from $18-$85.  A select number of premium seats are also available for many performances. Tickets are available now for groups of 10 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710.  Tickets are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St., 18 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Kiosk at Water Tower Place (845 N. Michigan Ave.), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and online at www.BroadwayInChicago.com

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