At BPA by popular demand: A 1980s glitter explosion!
Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar
Based on the Universal Pictures film with Screenplay by Richard Danus & Marc Rubel | Originally produced on Broadway by Robert Ahrens, Don Vickery, Tara Smith, B. Swibel, Sara Murchison, Dale Smith & Cari Smulyan
Performances: May 4 – 20, 2018
Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30 p.m. + Sundays @ 3:00 p.m.
Pay-What-You-Can Preview: Thursday, May 3 @ 7:30 p.m.
Opening Night Reception: Friday, May 4 @ 6:30 p.m.
XANADU 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.” Come be lifted this May at BPA!
“You have to believe we are magic!” This Tony Award-nominated, uproarious, roller skating, musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you, rolls along to the original hit score composed by pop-rock legends, Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. An outlandishly-enjoyable musical for adults, children, and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired, XANADU is based on the Universal Pictures cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly.
XANADU follows the journey of a magical and beautiful 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 – 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.
ENJOY BETTER ACCESS TO FAMILY EVENTS THROUGH THE WORK OF SENSORY ACCESS
Sensory Access is a nonprofit organization creating amazing experiences for children with Sensory difficulties. We feel strongly that everyone should be able to enjoy the magic of theater, the thrill of a concert, or the joy of a theme park. Children on the Autism Spectrum, Down Syndrome, Fragile X, and many other neurodevelopmental disorders have difficulty processing sensory information, which often gets in the way of enjoying events with their families. Sensory Access has a mission to change that, all while keeping each event, production and venue unaltered. Our staff will help find tools, tips and accommodations so that each family has the ability to enjoy events fully with their child. For theatre productions, Sensory Access certified Theatres receive social stories about the specific theatre, guidance on how to help guests enjoy the show, and breakdowns of sensory moments for each show in their season. Noise-reducing headphones and quiet fidgets are available to borrow.
View the Sensory Access Guide for XANADU.
Dr. Daniela Ferdico is a neuropsychologist who owns a Neurodevelopmental Clinic in Bellevue, Washington and has been involved in music and theater for many years. Her mission is to help the families she works with have better access to family events through the work of Sensory Access! She is a past Island resident and has a special place for Bainbridge and BPA in her heart.
XANADU is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, www.MTIShows.com.
Pictured above: Justine Stillwell as Kira, Matty McCaslin as Danny, Nate McVicker as Sonny