It’s cult-musical time coming up at Bob Carr, where Xanadu hits the stage April 27. Tickets go on sale today for Douglas Carter Beane’s take on the notoriously awful 198o post-disco roller-skating movie, which starred Gene Kelly and Olivia Newton-John. The stage version may be considerably more fun:
Broadway’s surprise hit musical hits the road!
Tickets On Sale Friday, March 12 at 10 a.m.
Producers Robert Ahrens, Dan Vickery, Tara Smith, Brian Swibel, Sara Murchison and Dale Smith proudly present the musical adventure Xanadu, makings its Orlando premiere at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre on April 27, 2010 and playing through May 2, 2010. Xanadu, described as “Heaven on Wheels” by the New York Times is based on the Universal Pictures’ cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly.
Tickets for Xanadu go on sale Friday, March 12 at 10 a.m. and start at $34. Tickets can be purchased at the Fairwinds Broadway Across America – Orlando Box Office, Amway Arena Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations. Online purchases can be made at www.OrlandoBroadway.com. To charge-by-phone call 1-800-982-2787. Group orders for 20 or more may be placed by calling (407) 423-9999 x17 or (800) 950-4647.
Xanadu will play Tuesday, April 27 through Sunday, May 2, 2010 with evening performances at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m., a Sunday matinee at 1 p.m., and a Sunday evening performance at 6:30 p.m.
This hilarious, roller skating, musical adventure set in the year 1980, follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens to inspire the greatest of artistic achievements – the first roller disco! Along the way she falls in forbidden love with a mortal and chaos abounds when her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation.
Douglas Carter Beane has written the book for Xanadu based on the film of the same name. The score, by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar, includes the hits, “Magic,” “Xanadu,” “Party All Over the World” and “I’m Alive” — all top 20 Billboard hits. Lynne wrote and produced all of the music of Electric Light Orchestra (E.L.O). Farrar was also responsible for most of the hits that were performed by Olivia Newton-John in the 1970’s. With direction by Christopher Ashley and choreography by Dan Knechtges.
Xanadu features scenic design by Tony Award winner David Gallo, costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by Tony Award winner Howell Binkley, sound design by T. Richard Fitzgerald and Carl Casella, projections design by Zachary Borovay, wig and hair design by Charles LePoint and musical direction by Eric Stern.
For more information visit: www.xanaduonbroadway.com