Atlantis Productions brings the surprise hit Broadway musical comedy "Xanadu" to Manila.
"Xanadu" follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira (played by Rachel Alejandro), who descends from the heavens of Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny Malone (played by Felix Rivera), 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.
This 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, and includes the hit songs "Magic," "All Over The World," "Suddenly," "I’m Alive," "Evil Woman," "Have You Never Been Mellow" and "Xanadu," to name a few. It is based on the Universal Pictures’ cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly.
It’s hilarity on wheels for adults, children and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired, as one of Broadway’s master storytellers, Douglas Carter Beane, weaves a moving, electrifying tale of endless fun that will keep you in stitches, while the original, legendary chart-topping tunes lift you out of your seat. You’ll want to keep the music in your head, and "Xanadu" in your heart, forever.
Starring in "Xanadu" are pop singer and theater actress Rachel Alejandro, Felix Rivera, Noel Trinidad, Chari Arespacochaga, Yael Pineda, Bea Garcia, Anthony Ong, Glen Llanes and Alys Serdenia.
Following "Xanadu," Atlantis Productions brings the highly anticipated Stephen Sondheim musical "A Little Night Music" to Manila in October, starring Dawn Zulueta, followed by a run at the Esplanade Theater in Singapore in November.
Directed By Bobby Garcia, "Xanadu" runs Sept. 3-19 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati. For tickets, call Atlantis Productions at 8927078 or 8401187.