Douglas Carter Beane
Music & Lyrics by
Jeff Lynne & John Farrer
Based on the Universal Pictures film
Screenplay by Richard Danus and March Rubel
Originally produced on Broadway by Robert Ahrens, Dan Vickery,
Tara Smith/B. Swibel, Sara Murchison/Dale Smith & Cari Smulyan
Show Dates & Times:
Thursday, November 1, 7:30 p.m. & Friday, November 2, 7:30 p.m.
The Ohio State University at Marion
Morrill Hall Auditorium
1465 Mount Vernon Avenue, Marion, Ohio 43302
The movie Xanadu, starring Gene Kelly and Olivia Newton-John, was transformed into a Broadway show in 2007 and ran for more than a year. The Greek muses incarnate themselves on earth to inspire men to achieve. One of them, in the form of a beautiful girl named Kira, encounters a down-on-his-luck artist named Sonny Malone. When she helps him meet up with the rich Danny McGuire, a man Kira had inspired forty years earlier, the two join together to create an artistic and business success, a unique club called “Xanadu.”
Cast of Characters
Kira (Clio) – Emily Levings
Sonny Malone – Austin King
Danny Maguire – Joshua Sands
Melpomene (Medusa) – Elizabeth Moore
Calliope (Aphrodite) – Stephanie Konczal
Zeus – Alex Schlect
Matt Meade (Dance Captain, Young Danny)
Director - Scott Persinger
Producer - Wayne Rowe
Music Director - Diane Ehrman
Choreographer - Kristi Wink
Costumen Designer - Kathy Blakeslee
Set Designer - Dori Traynham
Stage Manager/Set Builder - Ben Moore
Lights & Sound Production - Tom Danner
"Xanadu," "All Over the World," "The Fall," "I'm Alive," "Evil Woman," "Don't Walk Away," and "Strange Magic" written by Jeff Lynne, published by EMI Blackwood Music Inc.
"Magic," "Suddenly," "Dancin," "Suspended in Time," "Whenever You're Away From Me," "Fool," and "Have You Never Been Mellow" written by John Farrar, published by John Farrar Music.
Tickets are general seating. Doors for the show open at 7 p.m. the evening of each performance. Advance tickets are now on sale. Five Nights season ticket holders may utilize their season tickets for Thursdays performance only. Tickets will be sold at the door the evening of the event, while they last. Admission is $15 general admission, $10 seniors (60 and up), $10 all students.
The Ohio State University Office of Community Relations and Development
Maynard Hall, Room 240
1461 Mount Vernon Avenue
Marion, Ohio 43302
740-725-6253 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
740-725-6340 or email email@example.com for more information
Tickets may be purchased by cash, check, or credit card
XANADU is part of the Five Nights on Campus performing arts series at The Ohio State University at Marion. XANADU is sponsored in part by The Ohio State University Office of Student Life.
Special thanks to Zoomers Skate Club for providing the skates for our production.
XANADU is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019, www.MTIShows.com