Gallery Players were thrilled to present the AREA PREMIERE of …
Xanadu – the musical
book by Douglas Carter Beane, music & lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar
July 24th – 29th 2023 (past show)
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 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 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.
You’ll keep the music in your head, and Xanadu in your heart, forever!
This production was by kind permission of MTI (Europe) Ltd.
When and Where?
PAST SHOW – 24th to 29th July 2023
The Gallery Studio Theatre,
St George’s Street