New York City
Book by Doulas Carter Beane
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Lynne & John Farrar
Based on the Universal Pictures film,
Screenplay by Richard Danus & Marc Rubel
Directed by Dani Davis
Musical Direction by Scott Storr
It’s 1980 on Venice Beach. A beautiful Greek muse comes to earth to help a young handsome, muscle-bound, sweet-tempered but not so bright artist, Sonny Malone realize his dream to open a roller disco. This raucous, funny parody of the Olivia Newton-John flop cult movie “Xanadu” includes the classic 80’s hits “Suddenly,” “Strange Magic,” “Evil Woman,” “Don’t Walk Away” and “I’m Alive,” and takes lethal but hilarious aim at 1980’s pop culture. Lace up your roller skates, put on some leg warmers, frosted pink lipstick, cut off jeans and muscle shirts. We’re roller-skating on Venice beach!
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