Matthew Hydzik
Matthew Hydzik
(© David Gordon)
The cast members who will fill out the company of the upcoming national tour of Flashdance — The Musical, led by Jillian Mueller (Bye Bye Birdie) and Matthew Hydzik (West Side Story), have been announced. The tour, directed by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys), will kick off at Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Center for the Arts on May 7.

With a book by Robert Cary and Tom Hedley, Flashdance — The Musical tells the story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder who spends her nights as a bar dancer with dreams of becoming a professional performer. But romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate Alex's ambitions.

In addition to Mueller and Hydzik, the cast will include Katie Webber (Rock of Ages), Kelly Felthous (Grease national tour), DeQuina Moore (Legally Blonde), Jo Ann Cunningham (The King and I), David R. Gordon (Grease international tour), Matthew Henerson (Hung), Christian Whelan (Mamma Mia! Broadway tour), Holly Ann Butler, Claire Camp, Derek Carley, Ryan Carlson, Natalie Caruncho, Lynorris Evans, Thursday Farrar, Charlene Hoffman, Holly Laurent, Jakob Karr, Dan Kohler, Brandt Martinez, Nicholas McGough, Ariela Morgenstern, Rebecca Riker, Andrea Spiridonakos, and Lawrence E. Street.

The production features scenic design by Klara Zieglerova, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, projection design by Peter Nigrini, and sound design by John Shivers and David Patridge.