This post is written by Sandi Matgouranis, marketing coordinator for Experience Columbus. You can follow her on Twitter @Sandi_ExpCols.

Playing through Sunday at the Palace Theatre, “Flashdance – The Musical” is an energetic and, well, flashy show featuring incredible dancing and favorite ‘80s hits.

The story takes place in Pittsburgh in the 1980s. It follows Alex Owens, a welder at the Hurley steel mill by day, and dancer at Harry’s club by night. Alex longs to be a “real” dancer and she has great talent, but no formal training. Nevertheless, we watch as she tries to make it on her own and get into Shipley Academy, a prestigious ballet school. To complicate matters, Alex ends up attracting the attention of one of the younger men in the Hurley family, who quickly falls in love with her. Though she has major reservations about dating “the boss,” she ends up falling for him, too.

Based on the blockbuster movie “Flashdance,” this story is well worth seeing brought to life on stage. The choreography is phenomenal, and you’ll want to sing along with the songs, especially hits like "Flashdance - What a Feeling," “Maniac,” “Gloria” and “I Love Rock and Roll.”

See show times and get tickets here.

Note: This show contains some mature content that may not be suitable for all audiences.