Music City Beat
"The movie was dark and very stylistic and like music videos all put together. His is an actual story between Alex and Nick," says Emily Padgett, who plays "Alex".
There are many things that make the stage adaptation different, like the fact that the water comes from both high and low. Also that big splash doesn't come from a bucket. It's timed out based on the pose. "Even though I pull that chain. That doesn't activate the water," explains Emily.
Chris Weir is the head carpenter and responsible for making sure the water falls exactly when and where it's suppose to! "The opening night always gets your heart pounding. We test it and it's pretty fail safe."
You wouldn't know it by watching, but until Flashdance, Padgett didn't have dance experience! She says it took intense training to get to where she is today. "Swimming every morning, ballet, about a year and a half of dance training."
They gave me about ten minuets to get my act together, but I gave it my all, including an attempt at re-creating that iconic water scene
It may not be worthy of an encore, but for an entertainment reporter, I think it will do!
Flashdance is at TPAC now through Sunday. For ticket information, click here.
To read my blog about this experience, click here !