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Time: July 23, 2016 from 2pm to 3:30pm
Location: Theatre Palisades
Street: 941 Temescal Canyon Road
City/Town: Pacific Palisades
Website or Map: http://www.theatrepalisades.c…
Event Type: theatre
Organized By: Lara Schrader
Latest Activity: Jul 17, 2016
A hilarious musical adventure about following your dreams in the face of obstacles, Xanadu JR. follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek Muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980. Kira is on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time... the first ROLLER DISCO! (Remember, 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.
Xanadu JR. features a charmingly witty book by Douglas Carter Beane and great pop music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. The student version of the show is based on the Tony nominated Broadway musical, which was based on the 1980 Universal Pictures film with a screenplay by Richard Danus and Marc Rubel, which in turn, was inspired by the 1947 film “Down to Earth.”
Theatre Palisades Youth will present the MTI Broadway Junior production Xanadu JR. on July 22-24 and July 29-31 at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays, 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets $15.