One Act, Book Musical, Pop / Rock, Rated PG
Original Broadway Version
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.
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 80's blast. You'll want to keep the music in your head, and
XANADU in your heart, forever.
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Not all Broadway musicals have had happy premises or happy endings. Popular musicals over the years which featured death or murder include: Redhead (1959), Sweeney Todd (1979), and West Side Story (1957).