Douglas Carter Bean
Music and Lyrics by
Jeff Lynne & John Farrar
Based on the Universal Pictures film
Screenplay by Richard Danus & Marc Rubel
Originally produced on Broadway by Robert Ahrens, Dan Vickery,
Tara Smith/B. Swiberl, Sara Murchinson,/Dale Smith & Cari Smulyan
This Tony Award-nominated, hilarious, roller skating, musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you, rolls along to the original hit score composed by pop-rock legends, Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. Based on the Universal Pictures cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, Xanadu is hilarity on wheels for adults, children and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired.
Xanadu follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first ROLLER DISCO! (Hey, it's 1980!) But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos abounds.
Xanadu is a moving, electrifying tale of endless fun that will keep audiences in stitches while the original legendary, chart-topping tunes lift them out of their seats. With a small cast and limited design needs, this is a perfect choice for high schools and community theatres looking to have a bonafide 80s blast. You'll want to keep the music in your head and Xanadu in your heart... forever.
Directed by Jonathan Edmondson
Music Direction by Emily Bengels
Choreography by Anthony Ferrigno
Lizzy Stefanic as "Kira/Clio"
Casey O'Neill as "Sonny Malone"
Frank Norek as "Danny Maguire"
Cindy Chait as "Melpomene - Muse of Tragedy"
Lauren Friedman as "Calliope - Muse of Epics"
Mary-Kate Bozinta as "Thalia - Muse of Comedy"
Karaline Rosen as "Terpsicore - Muse of Dance"
Sheilla Kraft as "Euterpe - Muse of Music"
Christine deSimas as "Erato - Muse of Lyrics/Erotica"
Angela Dohl as "Urania - Muse of Astronomy"
March 25-April 10
Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 8 p.m. and
Sundays at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $22/adults & $20/seniors and students
XANADU is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com