A Greek muse inspires love, laughter and the world’s first roller disco in the 1980s glitter explosion called Xanadu, our first musical of 2021!



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, Musical Direction by Linda Gefken and Choreography by Lyndsie McDermott.
The show is licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia), and all performance materials are supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

For a full list of Characters, please see our “other news” section.

Auditions at the Coolum Civic Centre will take place on:

Wednesday 25th November 6.15pm – 9.30pm
Monday 30th November 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Call backs on Wednesday 2nd December 6.15pm – 9.30pm

Rehearsals for the production will  be on Mondays 7.30pm – 10pm  & Wednesdays 6.30pm – 9.30pm, beginning on Monday, 4th of January 2021.

Tech Weekend: Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th April 9.00am – 5.00pm

Show dates: April 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th at 7.30pm, and April 18th and 25th at 2.00pm.

Auditions by appointment to follow Covid-19 safety guidelines.

If you have any queries about the show, or to book an audition, please contact jesse.hana.ellison@gmail.com

Please prepare a song of your choice. Backing track preferred. There will be a computer and Bluetooth Speaker to play them through. There will be some choreography to learn as a group and some cold reading. Please wear comfy clothes and enclosed shoes (please no thongs)