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★★☆☆☆

“Not impressed.. saw it in Cleveland on 4-2-2012”

Written on: 05/04/2014 by McKeeyr1991 (1 review written)

The lead playing Alex was flat.. no charisma. Her dancing did not inspire me at all. She was like a boxer in a ring. Even as an exotic dancer, I was not moved at all. She had no real stage presence, even when she was all there was to look at, standing alone on an empty stage. The woman playing Gloria was a phenom however. great dancer, actor and singer. She had presence. I look forward to seeing her in other productions. Overall, not impressed with the direction or the choreography: very… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Not Worth It”

Written on: 24/03/2014 by Cynthiax306 (1 review written)

Saw in Boston on March 22 very bad script and other than the songs from the movie the songs were poor. Felt badly for the cast which did a respectable job… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Truly incredible!!”

Written on: 08/01/2014 by iholland95 (1 review written)

I loved this show!! Jillian Mueller does a fantastic job of portraying Alex Owens. Corey Mach is amazing as Nick Hurley, and Ginna Claire Mason is fabulous as Gloria. I will admit at first I wasn't so sure about seeing the show. I told my mom that I wouldn't like it. I told her that she could go alone. A few days later I changed my mind thinking that if I went, at least I could use the experience for my school concert review. I know my mouth was dropped wide open almost the whole show. I… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Loved it! Wanna see again”

Written on: 18/03/2013

One of the few new musicals based on a movie I liked, the new songs are actually GOOD, like "Steeltown Sky"… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“My husband and I were fortunate enough to see the last...”

Written on: 17/01/2011 by Brenmg (2 reviews written)

My husband and I were fortunate enough to see the last matinee performance on Saturday, it was absolutely fabulous, the whole cast were brilliant!! We felt very much part of the whole performance!!!!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Great interpretation of the movie for stage,...”

Written on: 25/11/2010 by stevebarnett99 (2 reviews written)

Great interpretation of the movie for stage, characterization excellently presented by Victoria Hamilton-Barritt as Alex and Matt Willis as Nick, and if you love dance that girl can dance...

Despite being the matinee the show was packed, cast switched on tuned in and terrific atmosphere I haven;t seen people dancing in the aisles for a while, so you get the gist… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“As a lover of the 80's and the original movie - I was...”

Written on: 24/11/2010

As a lover of the 80's and the original movie - I was initially apprehensive about Flashdance. However, with the first beats of music I was hooked! The singing and dancing were fabulous. The story captured all the emotion and atmosphere I remembered and the staging was great too. I loved all of the cast - the whole production should be congratulated. I haven't enjoyed a new show more in ages. They had us cheering and dancing at the end. Well done and I'll be going back again. A great show for… Read Full Review

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“Went to see Flashdance two weeks ago at the matinee...”

Written on: 20/11/2010

Went to see Flashdance two weeks ago at the matinee performance. Alex was played by the understudy Twinnielee Moore and she was amazing and so was Charlotte Harwood who played Gloria, Matt Willis was great as Nick. The choreography was brilliant Arlene Phillips has done an amazing job. The show exceeded all my expectations I would thoroughly recommend it. My three daughters are going today, hope they enjoy it as much as I did. Sometimes when you have seen the film the stage version doen't… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Great show went for friends 40th and really enjoyed it...”

Written on: 20/11/2010

Great show went for friends 40th and really enjoyed it dancing excellent a real feel good musical… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“I took my 15 yr old neice to see the matinee on...”

Written on: 09/11/2010

I took my 15 yr old neice to see the matinee on Saturday 6 November. Alex was played by the understudy but I would never have known as she was brilliant. I loved the dance numbers by Arelene Phillips especially the spanish flamenco / passo inspired dance and the Bob Fosse style dream dance. I also loved the urban boys dancing in their tracksuits, one boy in particular I could not take my eyes off whenever he was onstage. The songs were less good tho I enjoyed Alex's mums performance, she was a… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“It was a really good show. Me and my two daughters,...”

Written on: 02/11/2010

It was a really good show. Me and my two daughters, aged 15 and 17 thoroughly enjoyed it. They would definitely like to see it again. The singing and dancing was excellent… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“I had so much fun! ”

Written on: 18/10/2010

I had so much fun!
The current production is MUCH improved from the previous tour, everything is bigger, brighter and tighter.
Matt Willis is great - I was pleasantly surprised! The Jazmin and Keisha (Twinnie Lee Moore and Hannah Levane) are remarkable as well.
Sure, it's Flashdance, not Shakespeare... but I rather like it that way!!… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“uninspiring, flat . . . even the theme tune couldn't...”

Written on: 04/10/2010

uninspiring, flat . . . even the theme tune couldn't save it… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“FLASHDANCE is a brilliant piece of work. I think that...”

Written on: 19/05/2009

FLASHDANCE is a brilliant piece of work. I think that when it is further developed for the West End it will be an absolute masterpiece!

As for the leading lady, she was outstanding, she was certainly well cast for the role! I think her dancing skills were excellent.

The fact that the show and the leading lady have received rave reviews in my opinion squashes the very unpleasant remarks made in this survey… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Flashdance the musical - no wonder there were empty...”

Written on: 11/04/2009 by musicalfan (1 review written)

Flashdance the musical - no wonder there were empty seats!!!
I wouldn't pay to watch it again. Not enough dancing, Alex did more exercises around a chair, and left the dancing to the very end. The lady playing Gloria was a much better dancer than the lead plaing Alex, and she had a much better voice. Couldn't always understand what Alex was saying, her accent was terrible… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Flashdance was terribly awful. We thought the lead's...”

Written on: 10/04/2009

Flashdance was terribly awful. We thought the lead's acting felt phoney and unconvincing. Her dancing was desperately over the top, and her singing was often screechy and over bearing, making her impossible to understand and very uncomfortable to listen too. Certainly not in the class of the original Jennifer ! Many of the songs were completely unmemorable, and the narrative delivery was tacky and corny throughout the show. It was with complete relief when the curtain thumped down ! "What a… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Saw Flashdance at the Derngate in Northampton with a...”

Written on: 24/02/2009

Saw Flashdance at the Derngate in Northampton with a couple of friends and children. Children aged 10 ,13 .14. 15 and 17 none of us were impresssed. I thought the lead was an understudy and her dancing was mediocre this was particulary evident in Oh what a feeling. The songs were otherwise instantly forgettable so much so that during the interval we commented that we couldn't remember a single tune.Gloria had the only impressive voice .The lead clearly worked hard but mostly we couldn't… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Flashdance was overall very good - rele good energetic...”

Written on: 08/02/2009 by aperry92 (1 review written)

Flashdance was overall very good - rele good energetic fantastic worth the money at the hipodrome birmingham couldnt of spent it any beter. maybe could do with a bit more doing to it rele - bits of dry patches it needed to keep peoples attention concentrated on it all the time over all good. i know me and the people i seen it with would see it again for tht price bargain!!!!!!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Brilliant vocals from noel and alex and the 3 ladies...”

Written on: 08/02/2009

Brilliant vocals from noel and alex and the 3 ladies who play her friends. Flashdance is the best musical i have seen this year! i went to see Fame last week and this is much better. would recommend. dancing scene by alex was brilliant and the chemistry between noel and alex is magic fantastic show, would go see again!
all cast very good mother part and part of Timmy very good also.
this is now my second favourite musical after dirty dancing.
10 out of 10… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Some of the dancers were brilliant and the singing was...”

Written on: 18/01/2009

Some of the dancers were brilliant and the singing was very good. The story's terrible, dull and boring. The whole production was sadly a big disappointment. Perhaps it should be renamed 'Flashsong'.

The 2 rating is for the other dancers.......they should feature more and if they were in the audition.....Alex would have been shown the door… Read Full Review

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