Xanadu opening at the Herberger Theater Center

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- Arizona Theatre Company opens the roller-disco inspired "Xanadu" at The Herberger Theater tonight.

In this hilarious Broadway musical featuring classic ELO and John Farrar hit songs, the beautiful Greek goddess Clio, disguised as the Australian-accented mortal Kira, is sent by Zeus on a quest from the heavens to inspire the young beach-boy artist Sonny Malone to achieve his roller skate-fueled obsession to open a roller disco.

Based on the famous 1980 movie starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, their disco-driven rolling adventure is surrounded by popular hits from the '80s like "Magic," "I'm Alive," "Evil Woman" and, of course, "Xanadu."

Arizona Theatre Company's staging of Xanadu runs at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe, from Dec. 31 to Jan. 19.

Tickets start at $32

For tickets: www.arizonatheatre.org or call the box office at 602-256-6995