Matthew Management in association with Hayes Theatre Co. presents
XANADU the Musical
Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Music & Lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar
Director & Choreographer Nathan M Wright
Musical Director Andrew Bevis
Scenic Designer Nathan Weyers
Costume Designer James Browne
Lighting Designer Simon Johnson
Sound Designer Neil McLean
Associate Director/Choreographer Leah Howard
Cast: Jaime Hadwen, Ainsley Melham, Jayde Westaby, Josh Quong Tart, Francine Cain, Dion Bilios, Catty Hamilton, Kat Hoyos, James Maxfield
Winner of Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) and Outstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) - XANADU comes to The Hayes Theatre in 2016. 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 thelimitations 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.
Prices: $60.00 Full | $56.00 Concession | $54.00 Groups 8+
Performances: 12 May - 12 June 2016
Tues - Sat 7.30pm | Sat 2.00pm | Sun 3.00pm & 6.30pm*
*15 May 1pm & 5pm / 6.30pm performances 22 & 29 May only