Venue Details

The Retro Dome
Formerly Century 25 1694 Saratoga Ave San Jose, CA 95129
408-404-7711
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 69 members
Review from Eddie
Red Velvet 77 events 42 reviews

My partner and I loved this show! The woman playing Kira was very believable.. It was fun, funny, and romantic. I would recommend this to my friends..

reviewed Apr 29 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from CountryClubbers
Red Velvet 37 events 5 reviews

This was funny and great fun. The parts were well cast and our family enjoyed the show tremendously.

reviewed Apr 23 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Nicib1
Red Velvet 4 events 1 review

The show was awesome! Equal parts campy (as expected from a musical version of the 80's movie) and entertaining. The talent was fantastic. We spent some of our time dancing in our chairs and lip-synching to the songs, while we spent the rest of...continued

reviewed Apr 09 2011 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“The players and the performances are tight, sharp and finessed. As an ensemble, this has to be one of the best gatherings of local talent I’ve seen in the area in years. And what a refreshing surprise that is._ Xanadu_ is a breath of fresh air.” —_Good Times Santa Cruz _
“The tongue-in-cheek play affectionately parodies the 1980 film while sending up the current fad for jukebox musicals. Retro-enthusiasts will love its numerous pop-culture references. And of course, the play retains what everyone liked most about the movie, even if they wouldn’t admit it: musical hits by Electric Light Orchestra and Olivia Newton-John.” —The Metro
“Maybe it’s my imagination, but I think their interpretation of the show looked better than the glimpse you can get of the movie or Broadway version when you look online. Their sets, their costumes, and their music were all top-notch.” —_Campbell Express _

Description

Based on the Universal Pictures cult classic movie, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, Xanadu is the most ridiculously wonderful time you’ll ever have in a theater!_

Xanadu_ is the hit Broadway musical that has transformed the cult classic film into the hottest comedy on Broadway. Now appearing for the very first time in the Bay Area at The Retro Dome, it is here to stay. It was the best reviewed musical of its Broadway season. The show received raves from The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Daily News, and Time Out News, among many others.

Everyone’s crazy for this clever tale about a Greek goddess (on roller skates, of course) who seeks to inspire a hapless artist in 1980 to create the world’s first roller disco. Throw in all 11 songs from the film (plus three supersonic pop gems from Jeff Lynne and John Farrar), a script that redefines the Broadway satire, a finale lit by neon glow sticks, and you’ll be laughing and dancing in the aisles at the biggest party of 2011!

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