https://www.footlight.org/blog/2022/xanadu Eliot Hall
7A Eliot St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
LGBTQ+, Music, Shows
Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar
September 17, 18, 23, 24, 30, & October 1, 2022
Fridays and Saturday, 8 - 10pm
Matinee, Sunday, 9/18 and Saturday, 10/1 at 2pm
Synopsis: 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 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.