COLLEGEVILLE – The musical “Xanadu” will roll into Perkiomen Valley High School from April 9-12, featuring a fun mix of skating, ‘80s tunes and Greek gods and goddesses in a performance that emphasizes the importance of following one’s dreams.
Performances will begin with a free 1 p.m. matinee for senior citizens on Thursday, April 9. Ticketed evening performances will be held at 7:30 on Friday, April 10, and 6:30 on Saturday, April 11. The musical will wrap up on Sunday, April 12, with a 2 p.m. matinee. All performances will be held at Spahr Auditorium at Perkiomen Valley Middle School East, 100 Kagey Road, Collegeville.
Tickets are $10. Tickets may be purchased in advance by accessing a form on the PVSD website<http://www.pvsd.org/dynimg/_CfAAA_/docid/0x7A6F06F529FD1C44/3/Xanadu%2Bposter_order_form.pdf>, or they will be available at the door.
“Xanadu” features the talents of 62 high school students who are working under the direction of Tracy Griffie and Sandra Knotts. The Tony Award-nominated musical is based on the Universal Pictures cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly.
“Xanadu” is about a Greek muse, Clio, who is sent to earth to inspire Californians during the 1980s. While on earth, she meets and falls in love with an artist and helps him realize his dreams of opening a roller disco named “Xanadu.”
Popular songs such as “Magic,” “Evil Woman,” “Have You Never Been Mellow,” “Strange Magic,” “All Over the World,” and “Xanadu” are sure to be highlights of the show. The choreography is also sure to delight, with several numbers featuring actors on roller-skates.