XANADU Opens April 17

Step right up, funky cats and disco divas! Welcome aboard our roller disco time machine, where we’re about to embark on a groovy journey back to the far-out days of 1980, when Venice Beach was the epicenter of all things cool, and the air was filled with the pulsating beat of disco fever. As the curtain rises, prepare to be transported to a world where the neon lights of the boardwalk illuminate the night sky and the scent of salty sea air mingles with the unmistakable aroma of hairspray and nostalgia. Xanadu bursts onto the stage in a whirlwind of vibrant colors, flashy costumes, and infectious energy, capturing the essence of a bygone era while still resonating with audiences today.

At the heart of our story is Kira, the “Australian” muse of history, and Sonny Malone, a dreamer with a vision to create the ultimate roller disco paradise. Together, they embark on a roller-coaster ride filled with love, laughter, and plenty of roller-skating shenanigans. But hold onto your hats because that’s not all. We also have Danny McGuire, who doubles as the legendary Zeus himself, adding a touch of mythic grandeur to our tale. And let’s not forget Calliope and Melpomene, muses with their own agendas, weaving a tapestry of comedy and tragedy throughout the narrative, like, totally blowing our minds, man.

But wait, there’s more! Joining our main players are a chorus of vibrant characters, each bringing their own unique flair to this production. From tap-dancing to aerial silk artists, our ensemble cast dazzles and delights, breathing life into the world of Xanadu with their infectious energy and undeniable talent.

And behind the scenes, our dedicated team of choreographers, designers, and consultants work tirelessly to create a visual spectacle that will leave you breathless. From scenic murals that transport you to the golden sands of Venice Beach to dazzling costumes that sparkle and shine under the spotlight, every detail has been crafted to capture the spirit of the 1980s in all its glory. So, lace up your skates, dust off your disco moves, and get ready to experience the magic of Xanadu like never before. Whether you’re a seasoned roller-skater or a newcomer to the dance floor, there’s something for everyone in this roller disco odyssey. Join us as we celebrate the music, the dance, and the sheer joy of living in a world where anything is possible. Welcome to Xanadu, where the muses are alive, and the disco never dies. Let’s groove, baby!

This Tony Award-nominated, hilarious, roller skating, musical adventure follows the journey of a magical 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 – a 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. Will Kira discover the power of her own creativity to reveal the secret of Xanadu?

Order tickets at the link below or call the Maedgen Theatre Box Office at (806) 742-3603.

Texas Tech Students: There is a FREE student preview performance on Tuesday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. Sign-ups for the preview performance will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the box office.

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