Reporting Gigi Barnett
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Ballet, breakdancing and freestyle. “Flashdance the Musical” is a danger’s dream. The show is now playing at the Hippodrome.
As Gigi Barnett explains, the musical comes complete with some unforgettable scenes from the hit movie.
The 1980s story of a dream to dance hits Baltimore’s Hippodrome stage. The iconic music and memorable scenes makes the show move.
“When `Maniac’ starts, it’s such a great song. It really pumps you up,” said Emily Padgett.
Padgett and Matthew Hydzik are the lead actors. They say the dancing and drama of “Flashdance” take the audience back to the ’80s but somehow remains relevant three decades later.
“What I do love about our show is that’s steeped in the ’80s and it’s from the ’80s, however it doesn’t smack you in the head with it,” said Hydzik.
That means legwarmers on stage. And what about that famous water scene? Hours of practice help the cast nail it–and some other unforgettable parts of the movie.
“You gotta have the bra moment and the gray sweatshirt,” said Padgett.
“We’ve been working on that,” Hydzik said.
Thirty years ago, the ”Flashdance” soundtrack received a Grammy and the title song earned an Oscar. It’s the first time a movie of that kind received that much recognition from Hollywood for music.
“Flashdance” ends on Sunday.