PostHeaderIcon Flash Gordon Hits Funhouse Lounge Stage This Week


Cast of FLASH A-AHHHH! (photo by Cheri VanAuker)

FLASH IN THE FLESH: As a young man, I had a super secret crush on Flash Gordon. And, really who didn't? So imagine how excited I got in my tingly parts when, in 1980, I heard they had made a movie about the guy, and the soundtrack was by none other than Queen (insert squeal here).

FLASH A-AHHHH! forward to this weekend and the Funhouse Lounge where the same good folks who gave Portland "Varsity Cheerleader Werewolves LIVE From Outer Space” and the film noir musical cabaret “The Adventures of Dex Dixon: Paranormal Dick”will give us a campy, and thoroughly entertaining stage version of one of the 80s most iconic films. Presented Stage Works Ink it is called FLASH A-AHHHH! (insert second squeal here).

Here is how the movie (and now) stage show is described:

"When the Earth is threatened with destruction by the planet Mongo, Flash Gordon, New York Jets football hero, and his high school sweetheart, Dale Arden are shanghaied aboard Dr. Hans Zarkov's rocket ship in an attempt to save the planet by appealing to Mongo's Emperor, Ming the Merciless. But Ming has other plans, and decides to wed Dale before destroying the Earth.  Flash must avoid the amorous advances of Ming's daughter, Aura, and unite the warring kingdoms of Mongo to overthrow Ming to save his love and his planet...And he only has 14 hours to do it all!!!"

Well, the play isn't really fourteen hours long, but you get the point. And there will be lots of music, performed by the cast and a LIVE BAND! The show features 12 iconic rock songs by Queen: Flash Theme, These Are the Days of Our Lives, A Kind of Magic, We Will Rock You, Slightly Mad, One Vision, I Want to Break Free, Hammer to Fall, The Show Must Go On... and many others.

I can't wait to see this show. It's going to be a hoot!

DETAILS: Flash Ah-AHHH!" When: Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m.; Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through March 1; Funhouse Lounge, 2432 S.E. 11th Ave. Tickets: Thursdays are $10 in advance and $12 at the door; Fridays and Saturdays are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. For tickets got to (On Valentine's Day, $2.00 of every ticket sold will be donated to Oregon United for Marriage.

Last Updated (Tuesday, 11 February 2014 16:50)

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