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.
This 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,
and includes, Magic, All Over The World, Suddenly, I’m Alive, Evil Woman, Have You Never Been
Mellow and Xanadu, to name a few, and is based on the Universal Pictures' cult classic movie of the same
title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly.
It's hilarity on wheels for adults, children and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired, as one of
Broadway's master storytellers, Douglas Carter Beane, weaves a moving, electrifying tale of endless fun
that will keep you in stitches, while the original, legendary chart-topping tunes lift you out of your seat. You'll
want to keep the music in your head, and Xanadu in your heart, forever.
|"Xanadu is so ridiculously brilliant, so lavish and sublime a confection that any set of adjectives you might
come up with after a single viewing will more than likely be replaced by another set of ineffectual adjectives
once you've seen the show a second or third time. It's probably the most fun you'll have on Broadway this
season, one reason being that everything about it is so resolutely anti-Broadway." Hilton Als—New Yorker
|Music & Lyrics Book
Jeff Lynne and John Farrar Based on the 1980 film Douglas Carter Beane