‘Xanadu’ rolls in to Village Theatre

September 10, 2013

Village Theatre will roll “Xanadu” into town beginning Sept. 12 in the first co-production with the Arizona Theatre Co.

Based loosely on the 1980’s, Olivia Newton John-led flop, “Xanadu” was rewritten for the stage as a musical in 2007. It follows the story of the muse Clio descending from Mount Olympus to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, only to fall into a forbidden love.

By mike Hipple Jessica Skerritt stars as Kira and Dane Stokinger is Sonny Malone in Village Theatre’s production of ‘Xanadu.’

By mike Hipple
Jessica Skerritt stars as Kira and Dane Stokinger is Sonny Malone in Village Theatre’s production of ‘Xanadu.’

The plan to stage a co-production between the Village Theatre and the Arizona Theatre Co. has been ongoing. Director David Ira Goldstein came up from Arizona to begin what will be a six-month run of the musical that will travel through four cities.

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