TAMPA, Fl. - Pull out your pink leg warmers. The 1983 flick that had many of us dancing to the song “Maniac” is making a comeback -- in the form of a touring musical. “Flashdance” is in Tampa, and it’s bringing back a lot of memories.
The story follows lead character, Alex Owens, a young welder by day, and an exotic dancer by night. Alex has no formal training, but wants to become a classical dancer. On her quest to fulfill her dream, she finds true love.
Actor Kelly Felthous plays the character of “Gloria.” She had some fun showing off her "oh, so 80s" wardrobe from the show.
“The 80s clothes are back!” said Felthous, pulling some not-quite-vintage’ items out of her stash. “The leopard print sweater, backless. Oooooh!”
The show features all the songs many of us had trouble getting out of our heads back when the film was first a hit, plus eleven more original songs.
Felthous said most people are looking forward to one scene in particular when they come to the show.
“Everybody’s waiting for the water scene," said the actor. "We take the water scene to a whole new level. There’s not just the one water pull. You’ll be in a water show! And it’s amazing, it’s beautiful!”
Elaborate sets, a supporting cast of strong dancers, and rocking music may just leave you singing, “What a feeling!”
Flashdance will be at the Straz Center in Tampa through February 24th. Tickets start at $44.50.