| Feb 20, 2013
| 11:28 AM
Somewhere, a halfway decent adaptation of the 1983 hit movie “Flashdance” is fighting to break away from the amiable, strongly performed mess of a show that has arrived at the Hippodrome. Instead, we get an everything-plus-the-kitchen-sink...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 11:07 AM
If such golden oldies as "Maniac," "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" and, of course, "Flashdance… What a Feeling" still run through your head, there's a show heading to Baltimore ready to scoop you up in a wave of feel-good nostalgia.
Those songs played...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:58 AM
The show: The tour of "Flashdance" at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.
First impressions: In terms of the movie musicals of the '70s and '80s, "Flashdance" may be the most incredulous. Adrian Lyne's visually arresting (in an...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Before you mock the very notion of "Flashdance — The Musical," ponder the worldwide gross of the 1983 cinematic story of the Pittsburgh welder with big dreams and a love of oversized sweatshirts: $150 million or so. It's also worth noting that the...
| May 13, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The producers of "Flashdance the Musical" have "postponed" their plans to bring the show to Broadway this summer. The new tuner, based on the Adrian Lyne-helmed pic, opened in January in Pittsburgh, and after a few months on the road it’s now playing...
| May 9, 2013
| 9:33 AM
Oh, what a coincidence! The Segerstrom Center for the Arts is mounting the stage musical version of a movie focusing on a young hoofer from the working class striving to become a classical dancer, whose future hinges on one crucial audition.
| Jun 20, 2012
| 9:23 PM
"Star Trek" star William Shatner, the 50th anniversary of Peter, Paul and Mary, country duo Montgomery Gentry, Bill Cosby and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes are among the highlights of the State Theatre's new 50-performance season. The 2012-'...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 4:28 PM
Four-time Tony Award-winning original musical "Memphis" rides the airwaves into Costa Mesa for a two-week engagement at Segerstrom Center for the Arts next week.
"Memphis," two hours of fast-paced action and 19 high-energy song and dance numbers, is...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 2:32 PM
Great plays bring out great performances, even in those scripts rendered over-familiar by myriad local productions. A case in point is David Auburn's "Proof," now on stage at the Westminster Community Theater.
Ever since South Coast Repertory first...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 1:41 PM
NEW YORK — Raul Esparza, the handsome and admirably complex star of the new screen-to-stage musical "Leap of Faith," is the guy you want in your show when your leading character is having a crisis of faith.
Although Jonas Nightingale, the...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 12:45 PM
NEW YORK — Despite the salacious title, the hardbody at the core of the newest Broadway musical has neither pliable tissue nor a pulse nor anything sexy, really, to return to those who stretch out their desperate hands for a feel of its sharp...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 10:30 AM
How often have you attended a show for the first time and instantly recognized all the major characters the moment they appeared?
Chances are you'll do so when you visit "The Addams Family" at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Even before the...