A Greek muse inspires love, laughter and the world’s first roller disco in the 1980s glitter explosion called Xanadu, our first musical of 2020!
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, with screenplay by Richard Danus and Marc Rubel and starring 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 Mount 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 in forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos abounds.
Directed by CTP’s Jesse Hana Ellison and Chris McMahon, the show is licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia), and all performance materials are supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.
The information night for anyone interested in participating in the show is on Friday 6th March 6.30 – 7.30pm at Coolum Civic Centre, Park Street Coolum, followed by a social catch up at the Coolum Beach Bowlo. Please note, there is roller skating, and high-energy dancing in this production. And lots and lots of glitter. Obviously…
Auditions at the Coolum Civic Centre will take place on:
Saturday 28th March 1pm – 5pm (for leads)
& Monday 30th March 7.30pm – 9.30pm (ensemble)
Rehearsals for the production will be on Mondays 7.30pm – 10pm & Wednesdays 6.30pm – 9.30pm, beginning on Monday, 6th of April 2020.
If you have any queries about the show, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org