Based on the 1980s classic cult movie, Matthew Management in association with Hayes Theatre Co have announced that the smash-hit Broadway musical comedy, XANADU will come to Sydney for a strictly limited season in May 2016.
With a book by Douglas Carter Beane and music & lyrics by Jeff Lynne & John Farrar, XANADU is a hilarious roller skating musical adventure based on the 1980s cult movie classic which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly.
Kira the magical and beautiful Greek muse, descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus for Venice Beach, California, on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first roller disco… (it is the 80s after all!).
But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation and chaos abounds. Xanadu features the chart topping songs from the film including: Magic, Suddenly, I’m Alive, Evil Woman, All Over the World and of course, Xanadu!
XANADU originally opened at the Helen Hayes Theatre on Broadway in 2007 where it ran for over 500 performances, winning the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical and a Drama Desk Award for Best Book. It was also nominated for four Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Actress, Best Book of a Musical and Best Choreography.
Break out your headbands and leg warmers for this over-the-top, roller-skating musical. Casting details for this Sydney production will be announced shortly. For more information, visit: www.hayestheatre.com.au for details.