Three years ago, I was the light and sound board operator for a production of the stage version of Footloose and my mom was in charge of the follow spot crew. One day, she typed up the follow spot plot and schedule and showed it to my sister and I. (She was on the follow spot crew.) We looked at it and pointed out that it said Flashdance Spotlight Schedule and Flashdance Spotlight Cues. My mom corrected the error and commented that they’re both movies from the ’80s that had dancing as a key plot point.
As it turns out, there is an actual stage version of Flashdance. It opens on the West End this September.
You guys, my mom wanted to do it three years ago.
(Also, do the Brits seem to have an affinity for transforming movies into musicals? Just asking.)
(h/t Gil Varod.)