“Xanadu,” a roller-skating extravaganza of love, laughter, and learning, all through electric tunes, takes the stage as the final full-length production of Coronado Playhouse’s 2023 season.
The roller-skating spectacular, based on the 1980 cult film of the same name, will have audiences grooving in their seats with its irresistible blend of comedy, heart, and a healthy dose of nostalgia, according to organizers.
The show began Oct. 20 and runs to Nov. 12. There are Thursday to Saturday shows are at 8 p.m., and 2 p.m. shows on Saturdays and Sundays.
All performances are held at the Coronado Playhouse, 1835 Strand Way.
What is “Xanadu?”
“Xanadu” tells the enchanting tale of Clio, a vivacious Greek muse with a flair for roller skates and leg warmers. She teams up with Sonny Malone, a chalk artist with a heart of gold, but a bit short on brains, as they embark on a journey to reignite Sonny’s creativity.
Guided by Clio and faced with both helpful and hindering influences from the other muses, the unlikely duo sets out to resurrect a roller disco, leading to hilarity and heartwarming moments.
With a book by Douglas Carter Beane and music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar, “Xanadu: The Musical” takes the stage with a soundtrack that will transport you back to the 1980s.
It features beloved hits from the original film, such as “I’m Alive,” “Magic,” “Suddenly,” and “Dancin’,” and this musical extravaganza also breathes new life into these classics with brilliant arrangements by Eric Stern.
The performance also integrates two timeless Electric Light Orchestra songs, “Strange Magic” and “Evil Woman,” along with Farrar’s “Have You Never Been Mellow.”
Original 2007 Broadway debut
Originally debuting on Broadway in 2007, “Xanadu” proved to be an instant hit, running for over 500 performances and earning accolades, including an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical and a Drama Desk Award for Best Book.
Its phenomenal success also earned it multiple Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical and Best Book.
Single tickets start at $24 with group discounts available for parties of 8 or more.
Student, Military, and Senior Discounts are available. For more information, contact the box office at (619) 435-4856 or visit www.coronadoplayhouse.org.