'Flashdance' hits the stage in So. Fla.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- An 80's favorite is going from the screen to the stage in South Florida.
"Flashdance" is now a musical on stage at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
The 1983 movie was a big hit and remains a cult classic. The stage adaptation marks the film's 30th anniversary.
"Flashdance" is a love story about Alex, who works as a welder by day, an exotic dancer by night, and dreams of a career as a professional dancer.
She falls in love with Nick, her boss, and together they go on an adventure, which ends with her reaching her dreams. "It's her journey, it's her fight to sort of get the courage to follow her dreams," said Emily Padgett, who plays Alex.
And what about the water scene? Does it make the cut to the stage play? The "Flashdance" story wouldn't be complete without it. "It's all those same things from the movie people are wanting to see, the water scene and all the great songs, 'Gloria,' 'Maniac,' 'Manhunt,'" said Padgett .
Tom Headly wrote the film and the musical for the stage. It is set in Pittsburgh, which makes it special for some of the stars. "I'm from Pittsburgh and it was this movie that kind of put Pittsburgh on the map," said Matthew Hydzik, who plays Nick.
And Alex can't get through her journey alone. Enter her friends, who help her sing and dance her way to success. "We've come through hard times and we're used to rejection, we're used to being told 'no,' we've had a hard life," said Dequina Moore, who plays Kiki.
Their hard life and struggles are your entertainment, so check out "Flashdance." The cast promises you won't be disappointed.
The musical will be in town through March 17th.
Tickets are still available: Click here: http://www.flashdancethemusical.com/