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Written on: 25/02/2016 by Cdsens (1 review written)
I saw this "musical" in Saskatoon on Wed. Feb 24. WHAT A LOAD OF RUBBISH. Oh where to begin. Lets just say that if you take a show called "Flashdance" and then TAKE OUT ALLL OF THE DANCING (except for a few box steps, kick ball changes and a continuous stream of jazz hands) then don't call it Flash Dance. The singing sounded like yodeling goat herds, the dancing( what there was of it) could have been done by third string strippers in on the Wednesday morning shift in a biker bar in the desert… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/03/2015 by pollykellerperez (1 review written)
This was a very talented cast however I think something was lacking in the production. Karli Dinardo played Alex and though her voice was wonderful her dancing was not. This is the first musical I have ever seen that I honestly thought the movie was better. The harmonies between Karli and Adam were beautiful… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/11/2014 by Sethy192 (1 review written)
I feel that this missed the mark of the high energy felt in the movie. It seemed to be all about steel mill and the layoffs. Would have loved to see more dancing of Alex in the bar scenes. The original soundtrack to the movie was cut short eg: Gloria was barely sung through. My friend and I felt short change of this Musical. It was lacking!!!… Read Full Review
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Written on: 04/10/2010
uninspiring, flat . . . even the theme tune couldn't save it… Read Full Review
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
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
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
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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