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It’s SHOWTIME with MID-LIFE PLAYERS

XANADU in Concert!
March 23-26 2016
The Just Off Broadway Theatre

“XANADU”, Directed by Danielle Swatzell, with Musical Direction by Bill Welch and Kari Rydalch.

This Tony Award-nominated, hilarious, roller skating, musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you, rolls along to the original hit score composed by pop-rock legends, Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. Based on the Universal Pictures cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, Xanadu is hilarity on wheels for adults, children and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired.

Xanadu follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California. in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first ROLLER DISCO! (Hey, it’s 1980!) But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos abounds.

Xanadu is a moving, electrifying tale of endless fun that will keep audiences in stitches while the original legendary, chart-topping tunes lift them out of their seats. With a small cast and limited design needs, this is a perfect choice for high schools and community theatres looking to have a bonafide 80s blast. You’ll want to keep the music in your head and Xanadu in your heart… forever.

In this Mid-Life Players concert production, seasoned KC performers drink from the fountain of youth to bring this beloved musical – one that many of them performed in their teens – to the stage of the Just Off Broadway Theater.

 

Directed by Danielle Swatzell.
Music Direction by Bill Welch and Kari Rydalch


Featuring:
KYRA….MELONY WOOD
SONNY….JACOB NELSON
DANNY…BILL BERGMAN
CALLIOPE ….JOY RICHARDSON
MELOPMENE….TISHA ENTWHISTLE
THALIA & ANDREW SISTER…. LINDA WETZEL
EURATO…..CAROL ADAMS-WYRD
TERPSICORE …..SHARON JOHNSON
POLYMNIA…BETTY WELCH
URANIA & YOUNG KYRA….JENN LASH
EUTERPE & ANDREW SISTER….BECKY CLARK
ZEUS ….GARY LINHART
APHRODITE….JULIE FOX
EROS….JOHN VAN DE VOORT
HERA….NAN LIPPINCOTT
MEDUSA & ANDREW SISTER….DANISE DECKERT
HERMES….KEVIN ELMORE
CYCLOPS….JOSE PEPE CABRERA

 

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