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January 16, 2014

'Xanadu' at the Palace

MANCHESTER — The Palace Theatre announces performances of Xanadu now through January 25 at the Palace Theatre in Manchester. Xanadu, nominated for four Tony Awards, Is the 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.”

The cast welcomes back several Palace Theatre favorites such as, Whitney Meyer who recently played Sandy in Grease as Kira and Jenna Kantor, Spamalot’s Lady of the Lake who will be playing Calliope. Nathan Meyer, Whitney’s husband in real life will be playing opposite her as the leading male role of Sonny. As always Carl Rajotte, The Palace Theatre’s Artistic Director, has assembled an extremely talented cast. Not only can the professional actors from New York, act sing and dance, they can also roller skate!

Xanadu is a family friendly comedy perfect for anyone who loves rollerskating, the 80’s, dazzling costumes and over the top humor.

Tickets are available at the box office located at 80 Hanover Street in Manchester; online at www.palacetheatre.org, or by calling 603-668-5588.

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