Minn. Theater To Stage ‘Xanadu’ Midwest Premiere

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Grab your roller skates. Chanhassen Dinner Theatres is producing the Midwest premiere of the musical “Xanadu.”

The show will run from June through September on Chanhassen’s main stage. A week of preview performances will be held June 1-7, with opening night June 8.

Based on the 1980 cult movie starring Olivia Newton-John, “Xanadu” tells the story of a Greek muse sent to Earth to inspire an artist to create the first roller disco.

“Xanadu” opened on Broadway in 2007 and was nominated for a Tony for best musical. Douglas Carter Beane won a Drama Desk Award for his book of the musical.

Chanhassen will perform “Xanadu” eight times weekly. Evening performances will be held Tuesdays through Sundays and matinees on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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  • Tom

    Unless chicago has been moved out of the midwest, this is not the midwest premiere. We saw it at the Drury theater next to Watertower Place there two or three years ago. That said, the show is a lot of fun and definitely recommended.

  • anonymous

    Wait. wasn’t Minneapolis Musical Theater supposed to have the rights to this? They had auditions and everything. How did chan end up with the rights to this show. Oh wait. They stole them. got it.

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