Story: Alexandra “Alex” Owens works by day in a Pittsburgh steel mill. At night she feeds her dream by performing exotic dances at a local bar. Alex yearns to be a ballerina, but her limited resources and poor childhood have kept her thus far from pursuing that ambition.
Victoria Hamilton-Barritt as Alex Owens & The Company of FLASHDANCE - The Musical from the 2008 UK Tour.
Got an app for that? ALEXA MILLER does! The St. Louisan is the developer of the StagePage Concert App, a free iOS app that allows concert-goers to document their experience in a multimedia scrapbook. When THE RASCALS recently reunited in Port Chester, N.Y., for the first time in 40 years to perform Groovin’, Good Lovin’, and other 1960s hits, Miller was in the fifth row, using her app to create a virtual scrapbook of the event. Following the concert, she and her father, PAUL MILLER, joined group members and the E Street Band’s STEVEN VAN ZANDT for dinner. Van Zandt, who inducted The Rascals into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, masterminded The Rascals’ Once Upon A Dream reunion, which alternated live performances with a million-dollar multimedia production retracing the band’s story. To find out more about StagePage, visit stagepageapp.com.
Upon the 30th anniversary of Flashdance, a new musical version of the pop culture phenomenon is coming Jan. 8 to 13 to the Peabody Opera House. LN recently spoke with screenplay and musical co-writer Tom Hedley.
Flashdance: The Musical. Photo by Catherine Ashmore
The Peabody Opera House is celebrating the first anniversary of its reopening with an exciting new season of Tony-winning Broadway shows, Grammy-winning pop artists and live comedy. Ladue News recently spoke with John Urban, Peabody’s executive VP of events and new business, about the eclectic lineup.