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by Douglas Carter Beane, Jeff Lynne & John Farrar

May 8 – July 1, 2012


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.

“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