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.
“I laughed more than anybody else!” – Olivia Newton-John
“Hysterically, fantastically perfect!” – Whoopi Goldberg
“One of the giddiest, silliest, sweetest stage musicals you could ever hope to see.” – Lily Tomlin
“Witness ‘Xanadu,’ the outlandishly enjoyable stage spoof of the outrageously bad movie from 1980 about a painter and his muse who find love at a roller disco in Los Angeles.” – The New York Times
“Heaven on Wheels, and in Leg Warmers” – The New York Times
“If you can’t beat ’em, slap on some roller skates and join ’em”. – The New York Times
“A feat worthy of Zeus himself! So much enjoyment!” – Variety
“’Xanadu’” offers Big hair; Big voices; Big music; Big return to the 80s; Big campy fun” – New York Theatre Guide
“the most fun you’ll have on Broadway” – The New Yorker
“The deservedly maligned 1980 movie musical has been transformed into a confection that will leave Greek muses and audience members alike smiling”. – TheatreMania
“a guilt-free pleasure” – Variety
“Triumph! Jubilant! Bursts of joy explode all over!” – Marks, The Washington Post
“Sparkling! 90 Minutes of Pure Entertainment!”- Feldman, Time Out New York
“Brilliant!” – The New Yorker
“Ingenious” – The New York Times
“Inspired” – Daily News
“Ridiculously funny” – The New York Times
“It’s deliriously over the top. It’s silly and beautifully done!” – Don Shewey, Theatre Critic, The Advocate