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Bob Herzog's Version of "Flashdance" Water Scene

Updated: Friday, November 1 2013, 08:56 AM EDT
CINCINNATI (WKRC) --   You know the songs, and as you can tell from the video provided by Broadway Cincinnati, you know some of the moves.  Flashdance: the Musical is now on stage at the Aronoff Center. In the iconic role of Alex Owens, first made famous by Jennifer Beals in the classic film from 30 years ago, is Jillian Mueller.

If Jillian does, in fact, feel any pressure to play this part, it doesn't show. That's because despite the physicality of the production, she says "it's a two-and-a-half hour marathon.  I don't stop for two and a half hours."

And for the audiences, who know exactly what they want she says, "I think we do live up to the expectations you have from the movie and then some."

She's very well-prepared. "I used to go in my basement and turn off all the lights and sit in my bean bag chair in front of our big screen TV and watch Flashdance."

Of course, that didn't necessarily mean she was prepared for me, in a ripped sweatshirt, sweatpants and pink leg warmers. Everybody knows the water scene that she does, "to give you a little bit of that and we're going to do the famous dance moves like the maniac run and the kicks and the pull, and all of it."

But after some rehearsal time and some important warnings. "you see these three little spouts?  water is going to come out.  before you even get to the final water.  water's coming out."
 
"5 6 7 8.  head right.  head left.  right arm.  left arm.  together out.  and run.  2 3 4 5 6 7 8.  2 2 3 4 5 6 7 8.  step kick.  step kick.  booty pop.  sit down.  pull the string.  here we go."
 
Bob says, "it was really until the last one and then it was cold.  but I've never felt so alive. I'm a maniac.  I'm a manic."

And dare I say it, what a feeling.  Jillian says "and like shannon said you've had the best booty pop we've seen."

The show runs through November 10.

Bob Herzog's Version of "Flashdance" Water Scene


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Meet Bob Herzog!

LOCAL 12 WKRC-TV Cincinnati - Dance Party Friday - Bob Herzog Bob Herzog is a Cincinnati guy. More specifically, he’s a proud West Side guy. Bob joined the Local 12 team at the end of 2005 and since then has worn many hats at the station. He currently anchors the 7am hour of Good Morning Cincinnati on Local 12.2

The CW Cincinnati and serves as Traffic Reporter during the earlier hours of GMC on Local 12. The offbeat segment called The Cooler also gets the “Bob treatment” each day. And the notorious tradition known as Dance Party Friday, for better or worse, was Bob’s creation.

As a hometown boy, Bob takes special pride in getting involved in community events. From the Rusty Ball and the Delhi Skirt Game to the Freestore Foodbank’s Hunger Walk and the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, Bob is always inspired to see neighbors helping neighbors and friends helping friends.

He attended Oak Hills High School and Xavier University where he majored in Communications: Electronic Media and minored in Natural Sciences. He also obtained a law degree from Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University.

Bob loves all kinds of music and movies. He has a passion for basketball. But his number one hobby is spending time with his wife and four children.

Favorite Food – Pizza, pork fried rice, a good cheesy quesadilla, and Graeter’s Mint Chocolate Chip

Favorite Band – Huey Lewis & the News

Favorite Dance Tune – Footloose (Yep, I’m a dork)

Favorite Movie – tough to pick just one… loves me some Star Wars (original trilogy primarily), Braveheart, Bruce Almighty (I’m a sucker for a Jim Carrey movie… big surprise), Hoosiers (I know Jimmy Chitwood makes the shot, but I still get nervous every time), ANYTHING Pixar has done. That team at Pixar is simply brilliant.

Favorite Dance Partner – my wife

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