Xanadu

Musical

Writers: Douglas Carter Beane Jeff Lynne John Farrar

Overview

Show Information

Category
Musical
Number of Acts
1
First Produced
2007
Genres
Comedy, Fairy Tale/Fantasy
Settings
Simple/No Set
Time & Place
california, 1980s, and mount olympus
Cast Size
medium
Dancing
Some Dance
Casting Notes
Mostly female cast
Includes young adult, adult, mature adult characters

Synopsis

Slap on your roller skates, pump up the glitter, and get hip to the muses in Xanadu, the laugh-out-loud musical stage adaptation of the 1980 film. Xanadu follows Clio, the lovely and precocious Greek muse who decides to put on some rollerskates. legwarmers, and an Australian accent in order to help Sonny Malone, a chalk artist with half a brain and a heart of gold, rediscover his own creativity. With both help and hindrance from the other muses -- and from a clarinetist-turned-real estate mogul named Danny Maguire -- Sonny and Clio work to rebuild their “apex of the arts”: a roller disco. Xanadu is the rare musical with a big heart, an even bigger funny bone, and a tongue stuck firmly in its cheek.

Lead Characters