for young artists ages 10-14
Performances: May 3-5 at the Playhouse
Casting Assessments: January 27, 2019
Xanadu JR. is inspired by the Broadway musical and the Universal Pictures’ cult classic movie that starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly. Xanadu JR. is a moving, electrifying tale of endless fun that will keep audiences in stitches while the original, legendary chart-topping tunes lift them out of their seats. The musical follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, California, on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first 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.
Xanadu Jr. will be directed by Jessie Drollette with choreography by Katya Welch and music direction by Leah Knight.
Assessments for casting will be held Sunday, January 27, from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at the Palace’s Education Center. All registered students will receive performing roles in the show! An email will be sent out to registered participants as the casting date approaches regarding what to prepare for the assessments.
Xanadu rehearses Sundays from 4:00 – 7:00 starting February 3 through April 28 (no rehearsal on 3/10 or 4/21) and will perform on Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4 at 7:00 pm (6:00 pm call-time) and Sunday May 5 at 2:00 pm (1:00 call-time) at the Palace Playhouse. Students must be available for technical/dress rehearsals Tuesday – Thursday, April 30 – May 2, from 6:00 – 8:30 pm.