1 Act, Book Musical, Pop / Rock, Rated PG
U.S. National Tour Version (2010)
A Greek muse inspires love, laughter and the world's first Roller Disco in this 1980's glitter explosion.
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 ishilarity 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 Mt. 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.
Xanaduis 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 80's blast. You'll want to keep the music in your head, and Xanadu in your heart, forever.
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Lynn Ahrens, (lyricist for Once On This Island, Ragtime, Seussical, and others) not only wrote music and lyrics for several of the original Schoolhouse Rock songs but sang them too, including “The Preamble."