XANADU Tour Announces Additional Casting and Dates - Boston, Baltimore, Detroit, Cincinnati, and More!
Complete casting and select tour dates have been announced for the National Tour of the Tony Award-nominated roller-skating smash hit musical Xanadu, starring previously announced "RuPaul's Drag Race" season five winner, Jinkx Monsoon (Calliope), and season seven finalist, Ginger Minj (Melpomene).
The music of this production will be helmed by Music Supervisor, Todd Olson. The onstage band, who also play minor roles, will consist of Lena Gabrielle (Music Director/Keys), Alex "Goldie" Golden (Associate Music Director/Keys), Deuce Bennett (Guitar), and Nicole Marcus (Drums). The production will be designed by Jeremy Doucette (Scenic Designer), Estefania Zambrano (Costume Designer), Mike Megliola (Lighting Designer), Duncan Robert Edwards (Sound Designer) and Jenna Snyder (Props Designer). As previously announced, this production will be directed by Alan Souza and choreographed by Maxx Reed.
Fall 2019 Tour Dates:
Red Bank, NJ
Count Basie Center for the Arts
Charleston Music Hall
Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater
Shea's 710 Theatre
11/05/2019 - 11/10/2019
There will be a limited number of VIP Experience Tickets sold for select performances of Xanadu. Each VIP Experience ticket will include a premium ticket to the show in the best seats in the theater, as well as a post-show photo-op with at least one of the drag queens.
XANADU, the hilarious roller-skating musical adventure, returns in a national tour with some fierce new twists! Xanadu follows the beautiful Greek muse Kira, as she journeys from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, circa 1980, on a quest to inspire scrappy artist-on-the-rise Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time - the first ROLLER DISCO! But when Kira stumbles into forbidden love with Sonny, a mere mortal, her salty sisters (RuPaul's Drag Race stars Ginger Minj and Jinkx Monsoon) take matters into their own hands.
Based on the 1980 cult film starring Olivia Newton-John, the Tony Award-nominated musical features a book by Douglas Carter Beane and an original hit score by pop-rock legends Jeff Lynne (Electric Light Orchestra) and John Farrar. Xanadu is a crowd-pleasing, feel-good bop of a Technicolor musical that has audiences jumping out of their seats in tongue-popping bliss!
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