Xanadu: Roller Skating Musical Based on Cult 1980 Film
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The last date listed for Xanadu was Sunday July 1, 2012 / 7:00pm.
Currently at Signature Theatre:
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- $15.00 - $30.00
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- $7.50 - $15.00
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson's Seven Guitars is a haunting exploration of the African-American experience in 20th-century America. The year is 1948, and blues singer Floyd "Schoolboy" Barton has just been released from jail. He's ready to jump-start his life -- in work and in love -- but fate intervenes in disastrous ways. Floyd's tale leads to the stories of other African-Americans who share a neighborhood and dreams for a brighter future. Filled with lush language and remarkable characters, this rich, riveting drama is one of Wilson's most beloved -- and unforgettable -- works. This production of Seven Guitars is directed by Michele Shay, who was nominated for the 1996 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her role in the Broadway production of this very same show. 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.