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:
- Full Price:
- $75.00 - $94.00
- Our Price:
- $45.50 - $66.00
Signature Theatre puts its own stamp on this dark masterpiece of musical theater. Written in 1928 by Bertolt Brecht, with music by Kurt Weill, The Threepenny Opera skewers capitalist society while following dashing criminal anithero Macheath as he leaves a trail of broken hearts and slashed throats throughout the London underworld. The unforgettable score's highlighted by "The Ballad of Mack the Knife" and "Pirate Jenny," and juiced by the jazzy sounds of '20s-era Berlin, while the innovative epic modernism of the work went on to influence the creators of acclaimed musicals like Cabaret and Urinetown. 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.