Xanadu: Roller Skating Musical Based on Cult 1980 Film
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There is no world more intimate -- or more dangerous -- than that which exists between two people in love. Dramatic journeys into this territory are among the most powerful in theater history, from Strindberg's Dance of Death to Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? But none are half as daring as Philip Ridley's mesmerizing Tender Napalm which dives headlong into a couple's imaginary world. The play's two characters are Man and Woman -- lovers who savagely fight for the upper hand in their relationship in the face of an unnamed tragedy. Never leaving their insular world, the young couple lives out a series of wild fantasies, transcending time and space in a violent and sexually charged tapestry of what was and what is to be. Learn More
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“Heaven on wheels…outlandishly enjoyable.” — The New York Times
Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Music & Lyrics by Jeff Lynne & John Farrar
Based on the 1980 Universal Pictures film
Directed & Choreographed by Matthew Gardiner
_Washington Premiere _
The award-winning instant cult classic musical comedy – featuring the hit songs “Magic,” “Suddenly” and “I’m Alive.”
Grab your loved ones and glow sticks – as Signature turns the MAX Theatre into one big disco-heaven ball!
1980. Venice, California. Legwarmers are in and roller skates are way sexy.
Xanadu, the zany send-up of the cult film starring Olivia Newton-John, delivers rock-star hilarity in an electrifying tale of forbidden love. Kira, one of seven quirky Greek muses, is sworn to three things: to inspire mortals, never reveal her identity and never, ever fall in love. However, when she emboldens struggling artist Sonny to create the first roller disco, Kira feels the artistic pull of her own.
Xanadu is sponsored by The Bernard Family Foundation.