Wednesday, February 27, 2013

What a Feeling!


One girl. One dream. One chance.


J & I ventured to the Quarter last evening for dinner at Meaux Bar (more later) and then to the Mahalia Jackson Theatre for Flashdance, the Musical.


I have always loved the movie, and I’ve seen it numerous times. I have always loved the soundtrack too. You know the iconic words, “Take your passion. Make it happen.” & “First when there’s nothing but a glowing dream…” & “She’s a maniac”. I love those songs!


Soooo, I was so excited to see the production of Flashdance, the Musical.


The musical started promptly at 8:00 PM and ended around 10:35 PM. Of course, it was not as great as the movie, but we enjoyed it. The musical followed the movie pretty closely with familiar songs as well as original ones too. Alex & Nick are back together again.

I wish it would have been more like Mamma Mia where everyone were on their feet dancing. As Honey would say, it was “okay”!

Morning comes early. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…

Flashdance the Musical: click HERE

Flashdance, y’all!


  1. Oh fun! I grew up in the 80s and loved the movie!

  2. Thanks for the "critique." I saw Mamma Mia in NYC, and I know what you mean about everyone dancing in their seats -- so much energy in that musical! Have a great day! Can't wait to read your review of Meaux Bar. Steve, Natalie, and Matthew ate there when they went to a concert that I chose not to attend. They loved it! :)

  3. No "Flash Dance the Musical" around this part of the country (SE Wisconsin) yet, I hope it will show up eventually -- we always get things last here, it seems. I love the movie - the music was fabulous, of course, but the story - Alex was such an inspiring character for me. The cameo appearance by Lilia Skalla, it broke my heart when Alex discovered she was dead. I've seen the movie several times here at home, and I cry and cry every time over that event. Getting mushy in my old age, I guess :) Jennifer Beals continues to play iconic roles. She has only a token appearance in "Queen to Play", a French language movie with English subtitles, but She is there in spirit throughout the entire movie. You don't have to be a chess fan to appreciate the film, either. It's the same theme - a person (in both movies, a woman) - who is inspired to reach out for "SOMETHING," and in the process of doing so learns what it means to truly live outside of one's expected confines. Thanks for the reminder :)

  4. I remember seeing that movie when it came out originally. I LOVED it! I used to take Jazz when I was a teenager and didn't stop until I was 22! So, of course any dance movie was a hit with me. I didn't know they made a broadway show out of it.


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